How to Delete Instagram Account Quickly and Easily

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How to Delete an Instagram Account Quickly

Account deletion can be a tedious process. Some websites and apps make you jump through hoops and answer various questions before they finally let you remove the account in question. When you're looking to delete Instagram account profiles, for example, it can be difficult to even find the option through your app.

You'll easily see options for switching to a professional account, adding a secondary account login, and creating a new profile. The delete option seems to be nowhere in sight. Use DoNotPay to help solve your problem faster. They'll get your Instagram, Facebook, Amazon, or any other account deleted promptly so you no longer have to worry.

Reasons Why You Might Need to Delete Your Instagram Account

There are a number of reasons why you might need to . Instagram even lists them when asking what your reasoning is for why you'd delete. These options include:

  • Being concerned about the security of your data on the app
  • Wanting to get something specific removed
  • The app showing you too many ads
  • Having a second account and no longer needing this one
  • Trouble getting started using the account
  • The app being too distracting, or you simply being too busy to utilize it
  • Privacy concerns
  • Not being able to find people to follow
  • Needing a break
  • Something else

When you attempt to delete your account and make your selection for the reason behind doing so, Instagram will offer you tips and advice for how to solve the problem first before making the decision to fully delete your account.

How to Delete an Account on Instagram

Many people take to the web to search exactly how they can delete their Instagram account. Since the app doesn't seem to let you, you'll need to find an alternative method.

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Your best bet for deleting the account yourself is to go online to the Instagram website. You will need your log-in details, or you can connect through Facebook if you have them set up together. Instagram states on their help section that they cannot delete anything for you due to security reasons.

  1. Log into your Instagram account through the web browser.
  2. Click on the photo icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and find the small "Help" button.
  5. Click the down arrow next to the words "Manage Your Account" on the left hand side.
  6. Find the "Delete Your Account" option.
  7. Scroll to where it lists the link for the "Delete Your Account" page and click on it.
  8. Select your reason for wanting to delete.
  9. Re-enter your password.
  10. Read the details regarding when your account will be deleted. It may list a date a full 30 days away.
  11. Click the blue delete button.
  12. Do not log in or connect to your Instagram account in any way, otherwise it will reactivate and deletion will be avoided.

How to Delete Instagram Account Temporarily

You don't have to delete your account completely. If you just want to take a break from the app for a while, you can delete your Instagram account temporarily and reinstate it later. This is a faster option if you're willing to do it this way.

  1. Log into your Instagram account through the web browser.
  2. Click your photo icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom where it says "Temporarily disable my account" and click.
  5. Indicate your reasoning for disabling.
  6. Re-enter your password.
  7. Click the blue button that says "Temporarily Disable Account."

Your profile photos and any comments or likes you've made will remain hidden to others until you log in again.

Delete Your Instagram Account With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay helps you delete your Instagram account permanently with a few easy steps:

  1. Go to the 'Delete Old Accounts' product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select the type of account you want to delete, in this case social media.

  3. Tell us more about your Insta account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

That's it. DoNotPay will get to work requesting the deletion on your behalf. Do not attempt to log in to your Instagram, or it may halt the deletion process. Simply delete the app from your phone, and we'll make sure your account details are deleted forever.

DoNotPay Works With All Companies

isn't the only account DoNotPay can delete for you. In fact, it's just one of many. We work with all companies to handle account deletion and so much more. We'll help you delete:

No matter if you need help with account deletion, requesting refunds, applying for credit cards, or anything else, DoNotPay is here to help you promptly!

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