Step-by-Step Guide: Permanently Deleting Your Instagram Account in 2023

Looking to part ways with Instagram for your business? No problem! Deleting your Instagram account permanently is easier than you might think.But before you take the plunge, it’s a good idea to back up your account data. Keep in mind that the backup will be in a computer-readable HTML or JSON format, not individual photos, videos, or comments.

Ready to proceed? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Instagram account using the app, a computer, or a mobile web browser:

Step 1: 
Access your Instagram account within the app. Next, click on the menu symbol (triple lines) located at the upper right side of the display:

Step 2: 
Go to Settings, then click on Account.



Step 3: 
Tap Delete account.

Instagram might recommend you to just deactivate instead of erasing your account. Deactivation simply hides your account and you can undo this at any point. But if you really want to remove your Instagram account forever, just click on Delete account.

Step 4:
In the final step, you’ll have to pick a reason for removing your account and type in your password again. After doing this, you can hit the blue “Delete” button and your account will be wiped off Instagram.


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