How to delete your Instagram account

How to delete your Instagram account How to delete your Instagram account

Instagram is a great way to share pictures and videos with your friends and family. This social network service is also an ideal solution for advertising products and events. However, what if you wanted to get rid of your Instagram account? Using services like Instagram has its advantages and drawbacks. On the plus side, it can help you stay in touch with the people you know, exchange messages, reconnect with old friends or acquaintances who live in a different country or city, etc. However, it can also cause a lot of harm to some. For instance, online bullying, harassment, and other forms of unethical behavior became something quite common with services like Instagram.

Another reason why some users might want to shut down their Instagram accounts is that they've noticed that using the service was time-consuming, becoming an addiction rather than a way to stay in touch with friends and family, and keeping an eye on their followers several times a day.

When you delete an Instagram account, everything from your profile, posts to your comments and likes are removed. So, make sure you make the right decision as when the Instagram account is permanently deleted and there’s no way of deactivating it later.

In this article, I will show you how to delete your Instagram account from a Windows PC. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1

Launch your default web browser. Since Instagram doesn’t have a desktop client for its service, the only way to delete your account is by using your web browser.

Step 2

Go to Instagram Help Center page.

Step 3

Go to Managing Your Account and select the “Delete Your Account” option. Click the “How do I delete my account?” question to reveal the answer. In the step 1 paragraph, you will see a URL that will take you to page where you can delete the account.

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Step 4

Log into your Instagram account.

Step 5

Choose the reason why you want to get rid of your Instagram account. If you want to skip this step, simply select the “Something Else“ answer.

Step 6

Reenter your account password, click the “Permanently delete my account” button and confirm your decision by selecting the “OK” option.


As you can see, it’s very simple to delete an Instagram account. However, if you’re unsure about permanently removing your Instagram traces from the web, you can always deactivate it for a period of time. The question is: have you ever thought of deleting your Instagram account and if so, what was your reasoning? Let us know in the comments section below.

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