Deleting and Instagram account VS Deactivating an Instagram account
Deleting your Instagram account only requires a few clicks with this handy guide. If you are thinking about deleting your account you can never go back! Scary!! Deleting your Instagram account permanently deletes not only your account but everything associated with it. Your photos, videos, comments, likes, follows, and followers. Instagram states it will not reactivate your account if you change your mind later down the track. Even worse neither you (or anyone else) will be able to sign up with the same username ever again. Ouch!
If you’re unsure about the possibility of wanting to regain access to your Instagram account at a later time, Instagram does offer a temporary deactivation feature. This allows you to deactivate your account for a brief period of time, and still access it later. It that doesn’t sound appealing, however, we’ve outlined how to deactivate your account below.
How to delete an instagram account
To permanently delete your account:
- Go to the Delete Your Account page. If you’re not logged into Instagram on the web, you’ll be asked to log in first. You can’t delete your account from within the Instagram app.
- Select an option from the drop-down menu next to Why are you deleting your account? and re-enter your password. The option to permanently delete your account will only appear after you’ve selected a reason from the menu.
- Click or tap Permanently delete my account.
If you’d like to delete a different account, click the username in the top-right of the Delete Your Account page, tap/click on next to username and select Log Out. Log back in as the account you want to delete and follow the directions above.