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How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently

By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 9, 2020
How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently

There are many reasons why you may want to permanently get rid of your Instagram account. Perhaps you are sick of the limitations in your social media bubble. Maybe you are worried about productivity levels. For many it is the fear you will become as vain as the uninhibited narcissists which clog your feed. You scare yourself by how important getting those love heart shaped likes has become. Some just have a thumb cramp.

Whatever the reason, oneHOWTO is here to show you how to delete your Instagram account permanently. Follow this easy how-to guide to be Instagram free in no time.

Log into your Instagram account

The first step to getting rid of your Instagram account permanently is to go to the official Instagram page by clicking here. Now you must log in using your username and password. Instagram doesn't provide a way to delete your account via the app. Instead, you must use your mobile browser or your PC.

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently - Log into your Instagram account

How to deactivate your Instagram account temporarily

Instagram offers you the option to temporarily deactivate your account. This will temporarily hide your profile and you will not be able to use it until you log back in. To temporarily disable your Instagram, select the “Edit profile” button you'll find on your own profile page next to your username. Here you will see different fields to edit your basic information including email address, bio information, etc.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see a large button which says “Submit”. Beside that button, you'll see a fainter option that says “Temporarily disable account”.

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently - How to deactivate your Instagram account temporarily

Choose your reasons for deactivating your profile on the list provided by Instagram. After this, it will ask you to re-submit your password. Once you have done so, you will have successfully disabled your Instagram account.

How to delete your Instagram account permanently

If you want to delete your Instagram account permanently, you will have to go to the URL (the website address) and replace "temporary" with "permanent". Therefore:

https://www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/temporary/

becomes

https://www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent/

Or we can make it easier for you and you can click this link without logging out of your account. You will be asked to give your reasons as before and re-submit your password.

Although you cannot delete your Instagram account within the Instagram app itself, you can do this using any internet browser you have on your phone.

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently - How to delete your Instagram account permanently

What you should do if you forgot your password

We've all forgotten our Instagram passwords once in our lives. If this happens to you when you are trying to delete your account, no worries, simply follow these instructions:

  1. When trying to log in, click on “Forgot password”. This will send an email to the email address you provided when creating your Instagram account.
  2. Now you must log into your email address. Open the email sent to you by Instagram.
  3. Follow their instructions to create a new password. Remember to write down your password on your agenda or journal so you don't forget it.
  4. Now that you have a new password, you can follow our guide on how to delete your Instagram account permanently.

If you'd like to learn more Instagram how-to's, make sure to check out our articles on how to block someone on Instagram and how to know if someone deactivates their Instagram account.

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Please be aware that permanent means forever. Once you delete your Instagram account, you will lose the entire account. This includes your photos, videos, contacts, information and profile name. Make sure to give this serious thought, especially if your Instagram account is for your business. All your hard work in branding and even the possibility of selling on Instagram will be lost.

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49 comments
zoe
My account has been hacked 5 times since yesterday and my password has ben changed, therefore I cannot log in to delete my account. WHAT DO I DO?????
Ameera Mills (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Zoe
Have you tried to contact the Instagram help center?
futurebynatuer
I want to delete my Instagram account right now
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Samantha
what if you forgot your password and your email was deleted, then what do I do?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Samanta

If your Instagram is connected to your Facebook, you can enter your Instagram page via Facebook.
If, however, you don’t have Facebook and you’ve changed your email address, you will have to open up a new email and message the Instagram support team to let them know that you’ve changed your email address.
Baggi don
Sir help me last day i will delete my instagram permanatlty delete but right now i cant,t open my instagram account
Latasha Renee
I want to delete my account and simply forgot the password. I need urgent help
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Latasha,

Follow the instructions and all should be fine. Good luck!
zarina ellana
I am trying to log in but is asking for my code number but my this e-mail been delete and I can not get the code number how can I log in ? but I have a other e mail address .
Samantha
me too, the account I was using got shut down and Instagram is now telling me, "this email is already in use." it's so annoying.
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malaika
Very useful.Helped me delete my account Permanently!
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Kris
Awesome article. Showed me exactly how to delete my account permanently!
i_t_i_k_a
please delete it permanently
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Itika,

We can't delete anything for you. Please read the article and follow the instructions.
Sweet_motto
Plz delete my account

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