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How to delete your Instagram account permanently

How to delete your Instagram account permanently

Shaurya Shubham / Updated: Jan 14, 2022, 12:10PM IST
How to delete your Instagram account permanently
The Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform has been giving tough competition to other social media platforms like Snapchat for quite sometime. Millions of Instagram users across the globe share information on the social media platform daily in the form of photos, videos and Stories.

But sometimes, our virtual life overpowers the real one and we start spending too much time scrolling the timelines or watching Stories instead of going out and meeting people. It may also lead to 'virtual addiction' at times.

If too looking for a break from your social media accounts, here’s our ready-to-use guide on deleting your Instagram account.

Things you should know:
• Users can either disable the account, which is a
temporary method or delete the account, which is a permanent method.
• After deleting the account permanently, it is impossible to recover it back as Instagram will delete all your personal information you have shared. So make sure to download all your Instagram data before deleting the account. (Read our step-by-step guide on downloading Instagram data here).
• A laptop or PC with internet connectivity.

How to disable an Instagram account temporarily
1. Open Instagram.com using any browser on your PC or laptop.

2. Log in using the Instagram login credentials.

3. Click on the profile button from the top-right corner.
4. Click on ‘Edit Profile’ option.

5. Scroll down and click on ‘Temporarily disable my account’ option.

6. Choose the reason and re-enter the account password to complete the process.

How to delete an Instagram account permanently
1. Go to Instagram.com on laptop or PC browser and Login using credentials.

2. Then click on this link to go to Delete your account page.
3. Select the reason for deleting the Instagram account from the drop-down menu.
4. Re-enter the account password when asked.
5. Click on ‘Permanently delete my account’ to complete the process.


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