How To Delete Instagram Account From Your Phone Or PC

how to delete your instagram account from your phone or PC

Revised May 2022

How To Delete Instagram Account From Your Phone

If you have any problems with any of these steps, do it from a mobile browser instead.

However, you do not need to delete your account from your phone and then from your pc. You can simply follow one of the steps that best suit your needs. 

How To Delete Instagram Account From Your Computer

All your account history, followers, images, and other Instagram data will be removed.

Do you spend a lot of time obsessing over the number of followers you have? Do you obsess about how many comments you received? Are you on Instagram for a couple of minutes or a few hours each day?

Instagram takes up a lot of our time. When you spend more time looking down than looking up, you're missing a lot. You miss out on quality time with loved ones, miss work deadlines, or forget about the cake you put in the oven. It's easy to get sucked into the black hole of comparison and envy.

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And if you're spending more time on social media than you'd like to admit, it might be time to delete your Instagram account. Yes, deleting your Instagram account is a big decision especially if you use Instagram for business

To delete your account on other devices like a macbook or a tablet, follow the same instructions we provide for a computer or pc. However to do so, you must open your web browser and access your account through there. You cannot delete your account on an app downloaded on these devices. 

This step-by-step guide will assist you through the deletion process and help you to delete your Instagram account on any device. Below you will find all the steps you need for your device. 

You may want to login in and download a copy of your information (such as your images and postings) from Instagram before deleting your account. When you delete your account, you will no longer have access to Instagram's Data Download tool.

You can also consider "temporarily disable account" as an alterenative.

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Delete Instagram Account For Phone

Deleting Instagram, or any social media accounts can be quite a mission. By following our instructions on how to permanently delete your Instagram account, your account deletion will be a piece of pie.

Let's get to the first step.

Enter The Instagram App

Open your app if you are asked to log in, insert your username and password. After you login in, the first thing you'll see is your Instagram feed. Which will be a collection of posts from other users that you're following.

Click Your Instagram Profile 

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It's located on the right bottom of the screen. If you have multiple accounts, choose the account that you want to delete or disable. This will lead you to your profile page; you should see all your photos, your amount of followers, and your person icon.

Click The Three Bars

The 3 bars either top left or top right are a universal icon that represents a menu.

Select 'Settings'

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Tap 'Help'

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Click 'Help Center'

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Type In “Delete My Account”

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In the search bar you will need to type in: Delete my account. Then hit submit or enter on your keyboard.

Choose The First Option

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You will notice many options you can go to. Look for the one that states “How do I delete my Instagram account”? And click on that.

Scroll down to 'Request Permanently Deletion'

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After opening the option you will scroll down to a  bold text saying “ Delete your account: Make sure that it's the paragraph requesting to have your Instagram account permanently deleted and not the one talking about temporarily disabling your account.

Tap 'Delete Your Account'

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Once you’ve followed the link, it will lead you to a new page with the headline Delete Your Account. 

Press the drop-down menu then choose an option

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At the top of the screen will stand, Delete Your Account. The page gives you a short description and asks you, why you want to delete your account. Select the option that best applies to your situation. 

Enter  Your Account Password

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Reenter your password in the box below

Tap on Delete [Account Name]

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You're almost done. Only one step left to deleting your instagram account. 

Press Ok

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Press “OK” to delete your Instagram account and once that's done, your account will be permanently removed on the given date. A date will also be provided at the bottom of the screen. Now that you have decided to delete your instagram account you might need a new hobby, here is a link to board games we recommend you play with your friends. (lnk to uliblog best products)

However if you’re unsure about deleting your account, you have the option to temporarily disable your account which is discussed {here}. 

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Delete Instagram Account From your Computer

Time to delete Instagram from your desktop? Because Instagram stops you from completing deadlines by distracting you with cute images of cats or funny videos.

Deleting Instagram on the web, using a pc or a computer, is a different story from deleting it off of a mobile app. Our step-by-step guide will easily help you in deleting your Instagram Account.

Log In To The Instagram Website

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  • Type Instagram into your search bar
  • Click the link saying Instagram. The browser will provide you with a page where you can simply log into your Instagram account.

If you're not already logged in, it asks you for your username and password. Type the correct information in and you'll be given access to your Instagram Account.

The first page you'll land on is your Instagram feed, here you'll see posts from other Instagram users that you follow.

Go To Your Profile

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Click on your profile image. To the right of your screen, next to your username or you can click on your profile image to the top right of your screen, next to the heart icon.

Your browser will bring you to the profile of your Instagram account, here you'll see how many users follow you and all the photos or videos that you've shared.

Click Edit Profile

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It'll give you a page where you're able to change anything on your profile, and on the left side, it will provide you with several different options.

Click to 'Help'

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Located at the bottom of the screen is the help icon. Click it, and you'll arrive at the Instagram Help Center.

Choose ‘Managing Your Account’

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Selecting manage your account will display a drop down. 

Click 'Delete Your Account.'

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Click On ‘How Do I Delete My Instagram Account’

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After clicking delete your account you will need to read over the options on your right. Select the one that says “ How do I delete my Instagram account?” 

Scroll Down And Click Delete Your Account

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After opening the option you will scroll down to a bold text saying “ Delete your account: Make sure that it's the paragraph that states “ To request the permanent deletion of your account: “ and not the one talking about temporarily disabling your account.

You'll land on a page called 'Delete Your Account'. It will ask why you're deleting your account.

Select Drop-Down Menu

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It will ask why you’re deleting the account - pick an option they provide you with that is most relevant to your situation.  

Re-Enter Your Password

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Click 'Delete [Account Name]'

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Press Ok

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Pressing OK will permanently delete your account. And you will lose all your Instagram data.

Conclusion

Congratulations you just learned how to delete an Instagram account. After you select OK Instagram will provide you with the date your account will be removed. Until then your account will be hidden from public view. It is still considered a deleted account. During this time you may think you can restore your Instagram account but you can not. Pressing OK is final and you need to create a new account if you want to be on Instagram again. 

Keep in mind you will not be able to create the same username as your old account. This is why we still recommend considering selecting "temporarily disable account" instead of deleting it permanently.

If you found an easier way to delete your Instagram account please let us know in the comment below. 

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Questions and Answers

Should I Delete My Instagram Account?

It depends on how much it distracts you from your everyday life. For some people, Instagram can be a fun and harmless way to connect with friends and see what they’re up to. But for others, Instagram can be addictive. It takes away from the important things and can have a detrimental effect on your personal life. If you find that you’re spending more time on Instagram than you’d like, or if it’s causing you to feel bad about yourself, then it might be time to delete your account. Remember that you don’t need social media to have a good life – you can meet new people and stay connected with friends without Instagram.

How Do I Know When To Quit Instagram?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the decision of when to quit Instagram will be different for each person. However, some factors to consider when deciding whether or not to quit Instagram include: Time spent on Instagram, how it makes you feel, how it affects your relationships, If it overwhelms you, and if you prioritize Instagram over responsibilities.

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