How to delete instagram account

Before deleting your Instagram account, we’d recommend taking a few moments to download a copy of everything you’ve uploaded to the platform first. This includes your photos, videos, comments and profile information.

To download your data, follow this link, enter your email address and Instagram account password, and hit the Request Download button. It can take Instagram up to 48 hours to gather this data together and send it to you, so it requires some extra patience.

How to delete an Instagram account

  • Log in to your account on from a computer or mobile browser.
  • Unfortunately, you can’t delete your account from the Instagram app.
  • Go to the Delete Your Account page

  • Now choose an answer from the drop-down menu next to “Why are you deleting your account?
  • Now Re-enter your password.
  • Click on  “Permanently delete my account.

How to deactivate Instagram temporarily

To temporarily deactivate an Instagram account, with a view to either resurrecting or permanently deleting it later down the line, follow these steps:
  • Visit the Instagram website and log into your account
  • Navigate to your profile page and click ‘Edit Profile
  • Select ‘Temporarily disable my account’ at the bottom of the page
  • Open the drop-down menu next to ‘Why are you disabling your account?’ and select the option most relevant to you
  • Re-enter your Instagram password when prompted
  • Select ‘Temporarily disable account

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