How to delete an Instagram account

With our how to delete an Instagram account guide, you can deactivate your profile if you decide you don’t want to use the platform anymore

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Social media is great, you get to connect with family and friends while also meeting new people, and Instagram, in particular, allows you to share highlights from your life in the form of photo posts. However, you might decide it’s not the platform for you and therefore want to delete your account.

That’s why we have this how to delete an Instagram account guide because while the process is simple, it’s not always obvious what you have to do in order to delete Instagram. After you do delete an account, it’s important to note that it can take between 30 and 90 days for all of your content to be deleted, though it does become unreachable by other users immediately.

If you’re having the opposite problem and would like to sign up for the social media platform, you can use our Instagram download guide to help you out. Or, if you want to listen to some tunes instead, our YouTube Music download and Spotify download content make for a great read.

Anyway, onto how to delete an Instagram account.

How to deletee an Instagram account through a web browser

How to delete an Instagram account

If you want to delete Instagram via a desktop or mobile browser, you need to:

  • Go to Instagram’s delete your account page
  • Log in
  • Select a reason for deactivating your account from the dropdown menu
  • Re-enter you password
  • Hit the delete button

If you want to delete Instagram via the app on iOS, you need to:

  • Hit your profile picture
  • Tap the menu button in the top right
  • Hit settings
  • Go to account
  • Tap delete account
  • Select a reason why
  • Hit delete account, then press ok

There you have it, everything you need to know in order to delete Instagram. If you’re after something to fill that void, our Tower of Fantasy download guide can help you out.