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How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently

There are many reasons why you may want to get rid of your Instagram profile permanently. Perhaps you are sick of the limitations in your social media bubble. Maybe you are worried about productivity. 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 (or not getting) those love heart shaped likes has become. Some just have thumb cramp Whatever the reason, oneHOWTO is here to show you how to delete my Instagram account permanently. You need the web browser version, but it can be done by simply checking the boxes in the right fields. You will be back to engaging with people in meatspace in no time.

You'll need:

Open Instagram on your PC

The first step to get rid of your Instagram account permanently is to go to the official page by clicking here and to enter your username and password. Strangely, although the company wants you to use the app as much as possible, you are unable to delete your account permanently in the app. This is likely because, while they want you to use the app as easily as possible, they want to make it difficult to stop using it.

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently - Open Instagram on your PC

Disable Instagram account temporarily

As Instagram wants to give you as many reasons as possible to keep using their service, they give you the option to temporarily suspend your profile. This will temporarily hide your profile and you will not be able to use it until you log back in again. To delete your Instagram account temporarily, 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 which you'll see a fainter option saying "Temporarily disable account".

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently - Disable Instagram account temporarily

Select a reason

Choose your reasons for suspending your profile on the list and it will ask you to re-submit your password. Do so and you will have temporarily deleted your Instagram account.

How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently - Select a reason

How to delete Instagram account permanently

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

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

becomes

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

Or we can make it easy 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 resubmit your password.

You will be able to do this on your mobile device by entering the URL address into whatever internet browser you use on your phone. You just won't be able to do it on the app.

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

What should you do if you forgot your password

You may have forgotten the password to your account, but this is important as you will need to re-enter it in order to get rid of it permanently. The only way to get it back is to click on the 'Forgot password' button directly and reclaim your password. This will send an email to the address with which you registered your account and you can follow the instructions given to you.

If you want to know more about Instagram before you delete your profile in case you change your mind, 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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Remember that permanent means forever. Please be aware, once you delete your Instagram account, you will not only lose all of your pictures, videos, contacts and information, you will lose your profile name. Please give serious consideration before you delete you Instagram account permanently. If you are a business, then this is particularly important as you may lose vital information as well as the option to continue selling under you current moniker. If you have built up a brand (even a personal one), be prepared to do it again if you delete your Instagram account completely.

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Tips
  • You can only remove your Instagram profile on a computer, doing so from your smartphone will only temporarily disable it.

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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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