How to Delete an Instagram Account Permanently
Want to delete an Instagram account? Instagram is a wonderful social network for sharing pictures and moments, and now that Instagram supports multiple account switching you can easily change between personal, public, private, and work related Instagram accounts. But perhaps you don’t want to use Instagram anymore and want to remove your account from the service.
If you have decided you no longer want to use Instagram, or no longer need a particular Instagram account, or perhaps you have found Instagram to be too distracting, you can do something about it – you can delete your Instagram account. This article will show you how to completely and permanently delete an Instagram account.
How to Delete an Instagram Account (Permanently)
You can completely delete an Instagram account, this not only removes the account and all of the associated pictures and posts, but the username can not be reactivated, and the account can not be reactivated either. This is permanent and can not be undone, the Instagram account and all of the posts will be gone forever, so you should not take this lightly.
Note: If you are going to permanently delete an Instagram account it is highly recommended to download all Instagram pictures from the account beforehand, otherwise they will be removed forever, unable to be recovered.
- From a web browser, log in to Instagram.com using the account you want to permanently delete
- Now visit this page to request permanent removal of the account
- Fill out the form and enter the password, then click on “Permanently Delete Account”
This is permanent and there is no way to undo the deletion of an Instagram account.
By deleting an Instagram account, all pictures, posts, videos, profile data, everything at all is removed including the account username (meaning someone else could claim the username).
This is not recommended unless you are absolutely certain you want to delete an account and all of it’s associations and content on a permanent basis. You can not undo the action of deleting an instagram account.
Once the Instagram account has been deleted, you can either delete other accounts if you have more than one, or you can delete the Instagram app from your phone too.
It’s worth pointing out that you can always create a new different Instagram account at any time, so if you delete an IG account and decide you want a new one later, you can easily create a new Instagram account simply by downloading the app again to your iPhone or Android and signing up again.