So, you decided to start a new life or erase the traces of the old one. But Instagram documents everything that was important to you. Meetings with loved ones, political beliefs, musical tastes, the city where you used to live, the old appearance, in the end! And here you decide to start life with a clean slate and say goodbye to your account.
Deleting an Instagram account
Before you delete a profile, you need to understand three things:
- Removal can only be final. Once you destroy the account, you will not be able to return the previous name. This is done for security reasons: so that no one can occupy the vacated address. Alas, “none” to the former owner also applies.
- Delete an account is not the only option. There is also a temporary deactivation, ignoring other users and a lot of actions that can help you.
- Developers protect you from impulsive decisions. So do not look for a way to end the account right in the app.
Have you learned? Deep breath – and proceed.
Method 1: Complete removal
Strangely enough, but in this case, you will not be able to use the mobile application. Most likely, Instagram developers simply do not want users to commit rash acts, because often this decision is made on emotions. Therefore, you need to use the version of the service for PC with access through any browser, including mobile.
Step 1: Go to the Instagram website and log in with your name.
Step 1: Next, you can use a quick link to instantly go to the account deletion page.
Step 2: Go to the account removal page in Instagram.
Step 3: In addition, we’ll show you how to find the page you need. At the bottom of the page, find information links, among which, select “Support.”
Step 4: In the left part of the window, click the “Manage Account” section.
Step 5: Again on the left side, click on “Delete account”
Step 6: A list of available actions appears to the right. Among them, go to the “How do I delete my account?” Page
Step 7: The service will ask you to specify the reason for which you want to get rid of the personal profile. Select the appropriate option from the drop-down list.
Step 8: The next step is to enter the password from the page so that the site is convinced that the actions are taken by its owner. After that, click on the button “Permanently delete my account”
On a computer and on a mobile device, the procedure looks approximately the same.
Method 2: Temporary deactivation
If you are not sure that you want to say goodbye to your account forever, you can temporarily make it inactive. Developers also require that you use a browser for this. We again consider an example of a desktop computer, however, it is done exactly the same on a mobile device.
Step 1: Start the browser and enter Instagram under your data.
Step 2: Go to the temporary deactivation page. You can also use the instant link to go to the freeze profile page.
Step 3: Go to the account deactivation page in Instagram
You can get there from the settings menu. To do this, open your page and click the “Edit profile” button.
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