If you have decided to take a break from social media or simply want to delete your Instagram account, you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to permanently delete your Instagram account.
Step 1: Backup Your Data
Before you proceed with deleting your Instagram account, it is important to backup any data that you want to keep. This includes your photos, videos, and any other content that you have uploaded to your account. You can easily download your data by following these steps:
- Open the Instagram app on your mobile device or go to the Instagram website on your computer.
- Go to your profile by tapping on the profile icon in the bottom right corner of the app or by clicking on your profile picture on the website.
- Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top right corner of the app or click on the gear icon next to “Edit Profile” on the website.
- Select “Settings” from the menu.
- Tap on “Security” or click on “Privacy and Security” on the website.
- Scroll down and tap on “Download Data” or click on “Request Download” on the website.
- Enter your email address and tap on “Next” or click on “Next” on the website.
- Enter your Instagram password and tap on “Request Download” or click on “Request Download” on the website.
An email will be sent to you with a link to download your data. It may take up to 48 hours for Instagram to prepare your data.
Step 2: Permanently Delete Your Account
Once you have backed up your data, you can proceed with deleting your Instagram account. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Delete Your Account page on the Instagram website.
- Select a reason for deleting your account from the dropdown menu.
- Re-enter your Instagram password.
- Click on “Permanently delete my account”.
Your Instagram account will be permanently deleted, along with all your photos, videos, and other content. Please note that this action cannot be undone, and you will not be able to recover your account or any of its content.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I temporarily deactivate my Instagram account instead of deleting it?
Yes, if you want to take a break from Instagram without permanently deleting your account, you can choose to temporarily deactivate it. This will hide your profile, photos, comments, and likes until you reactivate your account.
How do I reactivate my deactivated Instagram account?
To reactivate your deactivated Instagram account, simply log in to your account using your username and password. Your profile, photos, comments, and likes will be restored.
Can I create a new Instagram account with the same email address after deleting my account?
Yes, you can create a new Instagram account with the same email address after deleting your account. However, you will not be able to reactivate your old account or retrieve any of its content.
Will deleting my Instagram account also delete my Facebook account?
No, deleting your Instagram account will not delete your Facebook account. Instagram and Facebook are separate platforms, and deleting one will not affect the other.
Can I delete my Instagram account from the mobile app?
No, you cannot delete your Instagram account from the mobile app. You can only delete your account by visiting the Delete Your Account page on the Instagram website.