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.
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- Step #1:
Click here to open Instagram. If you're already logged in, doing so will open your Instagram homepage
- Step #2:
Click the person symbol in the top right corner
- Step #3:
Click edit profile
- Step #4:
Click temporarily disable my account
- Step #5:
Click privacy concerns
- Step #6:
Click** temporarily disable my account**
Remember, If you don’t want to disable or delete your account you can change your privacy setting to see who can see it.
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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.
If you delete your Instagram account, everything associated with that account is permanently deleted. That includes your photos, followers, profile, comments, videos, likes, etc.
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.
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.