How to Delete an Instagram Account Permanently

How to Delete an Instagram Account Permanently

Updated on August 29, 2021

Want to delete your Instagram account but don't know how? Well, if you no longer want to keep using Instagram, then you're in the right place. Just keep in mind that once you delete your Instagram account, your profile, photos, videos and all data associated with your account will be permanently deleted within 30 days of the request and they can never be retrieved again.

If you decide to permanently delete your Instagram account, simply follow the steps below. I'll show you exactly how it's done on both computer and phone. Ready? Let's get started!

1. How to Delete Instagram Account on Computer?

1

Log into your Instagram account and go to https://help.instagram.com/

2

Click on Manage Your Account in the left side corner of your screen.

Manage Your Account Instagram
3

Next, click on Delete Your Account.

Delete Your Account
4

Click on How do I delete my Instagram account?.

How do I delete my Instagram account
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Scroll down and click the link that says Delete Your Account.

Delete Your Account Page
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Select a reason for deleting your Instagram account from the drop-down menu next to Why do you want to delete [username].

Why Deleting Instagram
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Re-enter your password, then click the Delete [username] button.

Permanently Delete Instagram Account
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In the popup window that appears, click OK to confirm that you want to permanently delete your Instagram account.

Instagram deletion confirmation

After following the steps above, your Instagram account will be deactivated for 30 days. During deactivation, your account won't be visible to public. After 30 days, your account will be then deleted permanently and you won't be able to get it back.

Instagram Account Deleted

That's it! that's how you delete an Instagram account on computer. If you'd like to delete your Instagram account on phone, follow the steps described below.

Instagram about 6 months ago 02:05

2. How to Delete Instagram Account on phone?

1

Open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone device and log into your account, if you haven't logged in already.

2

Tap the Profile icon at the bottom right of the page.

Instagram App Profile Icon
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In the top right corner of the page, tap the three lines icon, then tap Settings.

Instagram Settings
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In the settings menu, tap Help.

Instagram Help
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In the help menu, tap Help Center.

Instagram Help Center
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Type in delete instagram in the search box as shown below, then select How do I delete my Instagram account? .

How do I delete my Instagram account?
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Scroll down and tap the Delete Your Account link.

Delete Your Account Instagram
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Enter your username and password, then tap Log in.

Instagram Account Login
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Select an option for deleting your Instagram account from the drop-down menu next to Why do you want to delete [username].

Reason for deleting your Instagram account
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Re-enter your password, then tap the Delete [username] button.

Permanently delete my Instagram account
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In the popup window that appears, tap OK to confirm that you want to permanently close your Instagram account.

Confirm the deletion of your Instagram account

After following the steps above, your Instagram account will be deactivated for 30 days. During deactivation, your account won't be visible to public. After 30 days, your account will be then deleted permanently and you'll never get it back.

Instagram Account Deleted

That's it! That's how you delete an Instagram account on phone.

Instagram about 6 months ago 02:25

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