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How To Delete Instagram Account

Have you been trying to delete your instagram account but you couldn’t get a full guide on how to do this. So here is a quick tip on how to delete instagram account.

There are two ways in which you can take out your profile off instagram database which is to disable it or you delete it

Disabling Your Instagram Account
This is the temporary method of deleting your instagram account. Disabling your instagram account will only hide all your profile information like Photos, Followers, Videos, Comments and all things you liked, will be hidden, however, when you log back into your profile every hidden things will be restored.

Deleting Your Instagram Account
This is the permanent way of deleting your instagram account. Deleting your instagram account is just like formatting a phone memory card. When you delete your instagram account your photos, videos, comments, post likes and all your followers will be permanently deleted from instagram database.

Deleting your account won’t let you access the instagram account anymore and also won’t be able to sign-up again with the same username or add same username to separate instagram account, which makes it impossible for you to get the account restored back.

I’d guess deleting your instagram account is one of a risky thing to do. So I would like you to think it over before doing it.

Before deleting your account I will recommend you to disable it first, which gives you some time to think it over if it’s what you really want or not.

How To Disable Your Instagram Account

  • Log onto your instagram account using your phone or system browser

Note: It doesn’t work on instagram app so you have to access it through the Web using any of your browser

  • 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 one of the options
  • Re-enter your Instagram password when prompted
  • Select ‘Temporarily Disable Account’

Then your instagram account gets disabled

How To Delete Instagram Account

To permanently delete Instagram, follow these steps:

  • Follow this link, which takes you to the ‘Delete Your Account’ page
  • Before clicking the link make sure your Instagram account is logged in on your device – you can’t delete your account with the app
  • Open the drop-down menu next to ‘Why are you deleting your account?’ and choose the option most relevant to you
  • Re-enter your Instagram password when prompted
  • Select ‘Permanently delete my account’

How To Download Your Instagram Profile (Images, Videos etc)

Before getting rid of your Instagram account, it’s worth taking a few moments to download a copy of everything you’ve uploaded to the platform. This includes your photos, videos, comments and profile information.

  • Log onto your instagram account using your phone or system browser
  • Navigate to your profile page and click Edit Profile > Privacy and Security
  • Select ‘Request Download’ at the bottom of the page
  • Insert Your mail and wait for 48 hours to gather your profile data to get it delivered to your mail for download

All of this above steps can not be done using the Instagram mobile app, but can be done by accessing it through their website using your Mobile or System browser

Farotide David

I'm David, Lover of tech but best delivers how-to tutorials.

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