How to Delete my Instagram Account Permanently

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 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”.

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:


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.

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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