How to permanently delete an Instagram account? Check out the step-by-step guide


The Instagram meta-owned social media platform has millions of users worldwide. While users like to spend some time of their day scrolling through the platform, looking at posts and other content posted by users, they sometimes feel overwhelmed by Instagram. In such cases, many users want to deactivate or permanently delete their Instagram profile. This guide contains steps to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account and permanently delete an Instagram account.

Before proceeding with the steps, it is important to note that the social media platform does not allow users to disable or delete their Instagram profile from the app. Instead, users must sign in with their account through a browser on their smartphones or a web browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox. That being said, below are the steps to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account. Users should consider deactivating their accounts before permanently deleting them.

How to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account?

  • Open Instagram from mobile browser or computer
  • Login Instagram ID which needs to be deactivated
  • Click on the profile picture located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • On the web page that opens, click “Edit Profile”
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Temporarily deactivate my account”
  • Select from the list of reasons why the account is disabled
  • Enter the account password
  • Click on ‘Temporarily deactivate account’

How to permanently delete an Instagram account?

  • Open the “Delete your account” page from a computer or mobile browser
  • Make sure the computer or web browser is connected to the Instagram account to be deleted
  • On the page that opens, select an option from this menu ‘Why do you want to delete’ this account
  • Enter the password of the account to be deleted
  • On the same page, click on the ‘remove’ button located at the bottom

On March 12, 2022, Instagram announced a new feature that allows streamers to add moderators. An Instagram live stream moderator will have the ability to disable comments, remove a specific viewer(s) from the live stream, or report any inappropriate or abusive comments. Creators on Instagram have been waiting for this feature for a long time. Stay tuned for more Instagram tips and tricks.



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