How to Delete My Instagram Account

by C. Taylor

Deleting your Instagram account must be accomplished through the Instagram website. This can be puzzling, considering you can only create an Instagram account using the iOS or Android Instagram app. Deleting your account permanently removes all your data, including photos, videos, friendships, comments and likes. It also blocks your username from being reactivated and prevents you from signing up again using the same username.

Browse to "instagram.com," click "Log In" and enter your login details. If you have trouble logging in, click "Forgot Password" and follow the prompts.

Click your username and select "Edit Profile."

Click "I'd Like to Delete My Account."

Select a reason for leaving from the drop-down menu, re-enter your password and click "Permanently Deactivate My Account."

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