Steps to delete Instagram account permanently

If you are also looking for a way to permanently delete Instagram account, then you are reading the right article. After reading this article you will be able to delete your Instagram account forever.

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So let us now understand in detail how to delete Instagram account.

Steps to delete Instagram account permanently

1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile phone and press on the profile icon of your Instagram account.

press the profile icon of your Instagram account

2. Now press on the menu icon at the top right

press the Instagram menu icon

3. Press on 'Settings and privacy' option

tap on 'Settings and privacy'

4. Press on 'Accounts Centre'

tap on Accounts Center

5. Now press on 'Personal details' inside the 'Account settings' section.

tap on Personal details

6. In the personal details window, press on 'Account ownership and control' given below the birthday.

tap on 'Account ownership and control'

7. Now, press on 'Deactivation or deletion'

8. Select your Instagram account

9. To permanently delete your Instagram account, select 'Delete account' and press the Continue button.

select Delete account

10. Select a reason why you want to delete the account and press the Continue button. I have selected 'Privacy concerns' as the reason.

11. If you have also selected due to privacy concerns then you will see a window related to privacy concerns and press the Continue button and enter the password of your account and press the Continue button.

12. Now press 'Delete account' to confirm the deletion process.


How long does it take for an Instagram account to be deleted?

It takes 30 days for an Instagram account to be completely deleted. If you login within 30 days after requesting 'Delete account', you will have to submit the request again for deletion. Therefore, after submitting the request to delete the account, do not login again.

What is the difference between Deactivation and Deletion?

While deleting Instagram account, if you choose Deactivation option then your account is temporarily closed, when you login your account will be activated.
If you choose the Deletion option, your account will be completely deleted after 30 days and you will not be able to login to this account again.


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