The thing to keep in mind before deleting your Instagram account permanently is that , once you delete your account, the followers, posts, likes or comments, etc. cannot be regained. It will be permanently removed along with your account. So if you are meaning to take a break from Instagram, the better option is to deactivate the account temporarily. You can be gone from the account for as long as you want and once you are back everything will be there as the same way as you left them. So following are the ways to delete your Instagram account permanently and to deactivate the account temporarily. You can either temporarily disable or permanently delete your Instagram account, depending on your preferences. Here are the steps for both options:
How to delete your Instagram account permanently?
You can’t delete your account from Instagram app. So you will have to login from a browser.
- Login to your Instagram account
- Click on the profile icon.
- Select “edit profile”.
- Select “Delete your account”.
- A dialogue box appear asking you “why are you deleting your account?”
- Re-enter the password.
- Select an option from menu.
- Click on “permanently delete my account”.
After you’ve completed these steps, your Instagram account will be permanently deleted, and all your data, including photos, videos, and followers, will be gone. You won’t be able to recover this information at any chance.
How to disable your Instagram account temporarily?
You can’t disable your Instagram account while logging in from the app. Instead, you will have to login from a browser to do the same.
- Login to your account from a browser.
- Click on your profile icon.
- Select “edit profile”.
- Tap on “Temporarily disable my account”.
- It will appear on screen asking “why are you disabling your account?”
- Re-enter your password.
- Give a reason for disabling from the drop-down menu.
- Click on “temporarily disable my account”.
Your Instagram account is now temporarily disabled. To reactivate it, simply log in to your account using your username and password.
Remember that once you’ve permanently deleted your account, there’s no way to undo the action, so make sure it’s what you truly want to do before proceeding. Additionally, Instagram may retain some data for a short period even after account deletion for security and operational purposes.
The process of deleting or disabling your Instagram account is easy. But make sure to login from a browser. The Instagram app doesn’t have an option to delete or disable. Once you delete your account permanently, the account can’t be received.