How Can I Permanently Delete My Instagram Account?

In this tutorial, I will show you how to delete your Instagram account permanently in simple steps.

How Can I Permanently Delete My Instagram Account?

This question has been asked a couple of times before, hence I decided to prepare an easy to follow tutorial to show you how to delete your Instagram account.

Most websites make the new user registration process a breeze; you can create a new account on most social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in less than a minute. However, when it comes to closing your account, they mostly cause headaches, as they not only usually don't really close your account and remove all your personal information (some do, some don't), but also they make it hard to permanently close user accounts to discourage less knowledgeable users from closing their accounts, hence continuing to use their service in a way.

Unfortunately, some of the most popular websites that we use on a daily basis do not let their users to easily delete or close their accounts permanently, and even when an account is closed, it is not certain that they remove all related information (unless of course it is required by law to keep that information for a certain period).

They usually do not provide an account deletion option in the user control panel and cause their users to waste a lot of time searching how to do it and even visit third party sites risking the privacy of their personal or account information in hopes for just being able to delete their account. One of the websites that make it hard for the user to permanently delete their accounts is Instagram.

Instagram started as a photo sharing platform focusing mostly on mobile users but like all other websites that can be considered as social networks, Instagram too is turning into the same profile of website that Facebook and Twitter are also turning into. What I mean is that they all started by doing something uniquely, and now they are all trying to do all things equally.

For those who didn't know, it is possible to totally close your Instagram account and here is how you can do that.

How to Delete Instagram Account Permanently

Step 1: Log into your Instagram account. Here is the link to Instagram login page:

There is no option for deleting your account on the Edit Profile page, but Instagram provides an account deletion link through their help page.

Step 2: Go to Delete Your Account page, located at:

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On the account deletion page, you will be given an option to temporarily disable your account, which is also available on the Edit Profile page, in case you don't want to permanently delete your account.

Step 3: If you are sure about deleting your account, select an answer to the question Why are you deleting your account? from the dropdown menu.

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Once you select an answer, you will be asked to re-enter your password and confirm your desire to permanently delete your account. Please keep in mind that this action is cannot be undone and by deleting your account, you will lose all your photos, comments, connections and any other data attached to your profile.

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Step 4: If you are sure about deleting your account, click Permanently delete my account button. This action will delete your Instagram account and you will never be able to log back in or recover your past photos.

This is how you can easily delete your Instagram account; remember that it is not recoverable, so make sure that you will not regret it afterwards. If this tutorial was helpful to you, please consider sharing it so that other Instagram users who want to close their accounts can learn how to do it.

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