How To Delete Your Instagram Account

Simplest - Send a legal email

Did you know that companies respond to lawyers more than to their users? Have a lawyer send an email on your behalf requesting deletion.

Send legal email

You cannot delete an Instagram account using the app. Deletion has to be done via a web browser, either on a smartphone, tablet or PC. Follow the steps below.

Delete Instagram - Website - Slides & Instructions

Step #1:

Click here to open the Instagram delete link. Then click your account.

Instagram-Delete Account from Website. Step 1: [Click the Instagram Delete Link] (  If you're already logged in, doing so will open your Instagram Delete Page.  Then Click Your Account.

Step #2:

Click I have privacy concerns

Instagram-Delete Account from Website. Step 2: Click Why you are Deleting your Account

Step #3:

Enter password

Instagram-Delete Account from Website. Step 3: Enter Password

Step #4:

Click permanently delete my account

Instagram-Delete Account from Website. Step 4: Click Permanently Delete My Account

Remember, If you do not want to disable or delete your account you can change your privacy setting to see who can see it.

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Questions & Answers

Can I reactivate a deleted instagram account?

Once you delete your account it can never be reactivated. Be sure you want to permanently delete your account and not just disable it. After you delete your account, you can't sign up again with the same username or add that username to another account.

What happens to my information when I delete my Instagram account?

If you delete your Instagram account, everything associated with that account is permanently deleted. That includes your photos, followers, profile, comments, videos, likes, etc.

What does disabling my Instagram account mean?

If you temporarily disable your Instagram account, your account data is still stored and when you reactivate your account, the data will be restored. As soon as you click on deactivate, the people who are following you won’t be able to see you in their following list. Also, when you disable your account you hide your photos, profile, videos, likes, and comments from the Instagram world until you log back into your account.

Can I delete my account if I forgot my password?

No. It’s important to note that you have to be able to log in to delete your account, meaning, Instagram will not delete it for you by any other means.