How to Delete Instagram Account Permanently

Published on November 21, 2023

Are you ready to say goodbye to Instagram for good? Whether you're looking to take a break from social media or just want to delete your account permanently, it's important to know the exact steps to take. In this blog post, I'll show you how to navigate the Instagram app on your Android phone or iPhone to find the right settings to permanently delete your account. By the end of this post, you'll have all the information you need to delete your Instagram account for good and move on to other things.

1. Start the Instagram app and head to your profile.

Begin by opening the Instagram app on your smartphone and logging in. After logging in, tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

2. Access your account settings

Tap on the three lines icon located at the top right corner of the screen. From the menu that appears, select Settings and privacy. You'll be taken to the Account Center.

3. Navigate to the deletion options

Within the Account Center, tap on Personal details and then proceed to Account ownership and control. Here, you'll find the option for Deactivation or deletion.

4. Choose the account you want to delete

Select the specific account you wish to delete from the list of linked accounts. Instagram allows users to manage multiple accounts from one app, so make sure you're selecting the correct one.

5. Opt for deletion

You'll be presented with two choices: deactivation or deletion. Choose the Delete account option and confirm your decision by tapping Continue.

6. Specify your reason for deletion

Instagram cares about user feedback. Choose the reason that aligns with your decision to part ways with the platform. This information helps Instagram understand user trends and concerns. Once selected, tap Continue.

7. Enter your password for verification

Security is a priority. Enter your Instagram password to verify that you are the account owner. After inputting your password, tap Continue to proceed.

8. Final confirmation: Delete your account

You've reached the last step. Confirm your decision to delete your Instagram account by tapping Delete account. Congratulations, you've successfully initiated the process!

9. Be patient

It may take up to 90 days for Instagram to completely delete your account and all associated data. During this time, your account will be deactivated and inaccessible to other users.