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Delete Instagram: How to deactivate or delete an Instagram account


Today Technosys360 teaches you how to permanently remove or delete your Instagram account. Once your account is deleted, your photo, videos, followers and other all account data will be deleted permanently. Also, you ill not be able to use this same username in the future to open a new account.

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    How to Delete Instagram Account | Delete my Instagram Account Permanently

    Instagram is owned by Facebook and it is true that many people have become madder than its service as news about their business practices and information policies.
    Whatever your account to delete Instagram, there are two different ways to get your account offline.

    • The first thing, you can disable or deactivate your Instagram account temporarily. When you disable/deactivate your account, your profile, photos, comments and favorites will be hidden. However, all the information that you will be logged back will be restored, and you will like to leave it.
    • The second way is permanently to delete/remove your Instagram account. When you delete your account, your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes and followers will be gone permanently and you can’t recover them in the future. It is impossible to re-activate a deleted account also.

    N.B: On the bonus of this, you cannot sign up again with the same username, or you can not add the same username to another account.

    You can find out how to download your Instagram photos, videos and other account details here. But first of all, I will discuss how to disable an Instagram account here.

    How to deactivate Instagram

    To temporarily deactivate an Instagram account, with a view to either resurrecting or permanently deleting it later down the line, follow these steps:
    Firstly read this few steps, if you want to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account.
    • View the Instagram website and log in to your account - You can not disable an Instagram account from the app
    • Navigate to your profile page and click 'Edit Profile'
    • Select ‘Temporarily disable my account’ at the bottom of the page
    • Why are you disabling your account?” Open the drop-down menu next to it and select the most relevant option for you.
    • Re-enter your Instagram password when prompted
    • Select ‘Temporarily disable account
    You can deactivate your Instagram account instead of permanently delete your account.

    How to delete Instagram Account from Phone
    Open Instagram. It looks like a nice icon in your app drawer. So, if you are already logged into the Instagram account, then it will take you to the home page.

    In the bottom-right corner of the screen, you can see your profile picture. Just tap on it. This will take you to your account profile page.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Just tap on the profile icon

    Tap the Three Horizontal bars at the top right (☰) of the Instagram screen.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Tap the three horizontal bars at the top right

    Then hit the Gear icon (iPhone) or tap ⋮ (Android) at the bottom of the page. This will take you to Instagram's settings page.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Hit the gear icon (Settings)

    Scroll down and tap Instagram Help Center. It's near the bottom of the page under the Support heading.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Help

    Tap Managing Your Account. It's the second option near the top of the page.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Tap Managing Your Account

    Tap Delete Your Account. It's the second option on the page.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Delete Your Account

    Tap next to "How do I delete my account?" This will expand a page with more information.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    How do I delete my account?

    Tap "the Delete Your Account page", which is highlighted in blue. This is in section 1 of the steps to permanently delete your account.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Delete Your Account page

    A login page ill appears, and you have to put your Username and Password here.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Username and Password

    Now you have to select the reason you want to delete your account. Tap the drop-down menu and select the reason you are deleting your account.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    select the reason you are deleting your account

    If you don't want to state a reason, then select Something else.
    Re-enter your password. Put your password in the text field one more time to confirm you want to permanently delete your account.
    Now tap Permanently delete my account. There will open a pop-up window prompting you to confirm.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Permanently delete my account

    Just tap OK. Your account has been permanently deleted (congratulations).
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Just tap OK
    Hope you understand the total process of delete Instagram account on mobile. Remember this for you.

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    How to delete Instagram Account from Desktop

    Go to https://help.instagram.com in a web browser (I recommend Chrome because I used it).
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Go to https://help.instagram.com 
    Click on Managing Your Account
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Click on Managing Your Account

    Now click on Delete Your Account. It's the second option on the page.

    After that, you have to click on "How do I delete my account?" Now you can see another webpage is open ith more information.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Click on "How do I delete my account?"

    Click on "Delete Your Account page" highlighted in blue. This is in section 1 of the steps to permanently delete your account.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Click on "Delete Your Account page"

    Log in to your Instagram account. Enter your username (or email address) and password, then tap Login.

    Select the reason you want to delete your account. Click the drop-down menu and select the reason you are deleting your account. 

    If you don't want to state a reason, select Something else.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Click the drop-down menu and select the reason

    Re-enter your password. Put your password in the text field one more time to confirm you want to permanently delete your account.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Re-enter your password

    Click Permanently delete my account. This will open a new pop-up window prompting you to confirm.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Click Permanently delete my account

    Click OK. Your account has been permanently deleted.
    How to delete Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily
    Click OK
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    Ref: Wikihow, Instagram.

    Common FAQ

    Q: What happens when you deactivate your Instagram account?
    A: Deactivate is different than Delete. If you deactive your account, your photos, comments, and profile also will be temporarily hidden until you reactive it. If you think to temporarily disable your account, just Log in to Instagram from your desktop or mobile browser. Remember, you need a browser. You can’t temporarily deactivate your account from Instagram app. After that follow the step by step from the tutorials.

    Q: How long can you deactivate Instagram?
    A: In short, as long as you want. After that normally log into the Instagram account with username and password, and your account with being re-activated.

    Q: Delete Instagram account link

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