How to Delete or Deactivate Instagram Account

How to Delete or Deactivate Instagram Account

Instagram is a popular social media website that lets you share photos and videos. Launched in 2010, it allows users to post content, apply filters, and engage with others through likes, comments, and direct messages. Acquired by Facebook in 2012, Instagram has grown into a global community with over a billion monthly active users. The platform is known for its visual focus, with features like Stories and IGTV enabling short-form video content. Influencers, businesses, and individuals use Instagram to connect, showcase creativity, and build a digital presence, making it a vital tool for personal expression, marketing, and social interaction.

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If you want to deactivate or delete your Instagram account, you can follow these steps:

Deactivate Instagram Account

Open Instagram

Open the Instagram on your mobile device.

Log In

Log in to the Instagram account.

Go to Profile

Navigate to your profile by clicking on your picture in the bottom right corner.


Click on the gear icon (settings) next to the “Edit Profile” button.

Choose “Edit Profile”

In the settings menu, click on “Edit Profile.”

Deactivate Account

Scroll down, and you’ll find the option to “Temporarily disable my account.” Click on this.

Select a Reason

Choose a reason for deactivating your account from the dropdown menu.

Re-enter Password

To confirm, you will need to re-enter your password.


Click on the “Temporarily Disable Account” button.

Delete Instagram Account

The account you are deleting will not recover again. Your profile, photos, comments, and other data will be permanently removed.

Visit the Delete Account Page

Open the Instagram account deletion page.

Log In

Log in to the Instagram account you want to remove.

Select Reason

Select a reason for deleting an account from the dropdown menu.

Re-enter Password

To confirm, re-enter your password.

Delete Account

Click on the “Permanently delete my account” button.

After following these steps, your Instagram account will either be deactivated or deleted based on your choice. You can reactivate your account by logging back in if you deactivate it. If you delete your account, the process is irreversible, and you’ll need to create a new one if you decide to use Instagram again.