How to delete instagram account (Tutorial)

If you’ve recently hated your Instagram account and you wish to delete it, well i’ll be glad to put you through the process. Deleting an Instagram account isn’t that difficult to achieve and you can either delete your Instagram account from your mobile device or web.


Instagram account

Before deleting your Instagram account, let me tell you that all your contents, account information, pictures and data will be deleted forever and cannot be retrieved.
So, This post will show you how to successfully delete your Instagram account and also on how to temporarily cancel your Instagram account in case you have a change of mind.

How to delete Instagram account on mobile

You can delete your Instagram account through your mobile device by simply following these simple steps;

Step 1. Open your Instagram app

Step 2. Open your profile

Step 3. Click on the settings gear

Step 4. Then select the ”Help Center” option

Step 5. Click on ”manage your account” option

Step 6. Click on the ”Delete your account” link

Note that you’ll be required to enter your login details to enable Instagram verify that its truly you and what your intentions are. After you’ve login, you’ll see a section where you’re required to select a reason for deleting your account. By doing so, you’ll be required to re-enter your password for final verification and click on the ”Permanently delete my account” icon. That’s the end of your Instagram account…isn’t it easy?

Delete your Instagram account on the web

WARNING: Note that by deleting your Instagram account, You won’t be able to have access to your username and data again.
You can also delete your Instagram account right from the web. You can do these by following these steps below;

  • Go to your preferred web browser.
  • Go to ””
  • Login into your  account.
  • Then you’ll be required to select a reason why you want to delete your Instagram account from the menu.
  • You’ll be required to Re-enter your Instagram password to confirm your account deletion.
  • Finally, Click on the ”Permanently delete my account icon”

Furthermore, In case you don’t want to permanently delete your Instagram account but you want to temporarily disable it, i will teach you also on how to go about that.

How to temporarily disable your Instagram account

When you temporarily disable your account, You can always reactivate it anytime you wish to come back on Instagram.
To temporarily disable your account,

  1. Go to
  2. Login into your Instagram account.
  3. Click on Edit your profile.
  4. Then click on ”temporarily deactivate my account” icon
  5. You’ll be required to select a reason for your action as usual.
  6. Re-enter your Instagram password again.

Hurray! Now you know all it takes to either temporarily or permanently delete your Instagram account. Now, don’t be selfish and share this article to the various social media you’re on so that your friends too can benefit from this great information.

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