How to delete an Instagram account?

How to delete an Instagram account? Every month, nearly one billion users use Instagram friends to share photos, track followers’ messages or promote businesses. However, this social networking site belongs to Facebook. Facebook has experienced large-scale user personal information leakage and a series of information security incidents. It is difficult to avoid similar incidents on Instagram. If you don’t want to use Instagram or want to disable your IG account, this article will teach you how to permanently delete or temporarily disable your Instagram account.

Why not use Instagram?

Instagram is a creative social networking site, but users must put personal information, photos, and videos on the platform, risking privacy exposure.

Most users no longer use the Instagram platform because:

  • Users feel that too much time is wasted browsing a lot of photos.
  • For privacy considerations, I don’t want social platforms to collect too much information about them.
  • Worried about the stolen Instagram account.
  • Users don’t worry about putting information on Instagram. In May 2019, as many as 49 million personal information of Instagram users were leaked, and similar information security incidents occurred on Facebook.

How to delete an Instagram account permanently?

Deleting an IG account means that your personal files, photos, videos, comments, followers, and other information will be permanently deleted. Therefore, before proceeding, you may need to consider downloading and backing up these data, otherwise once deleted, you will not be able to re-create a new account with the same user name or restore the data of this account.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Use the browser to log in to the Instagram account, the mobile application cannot delete the account. Go directly to the delete account page, this function cannot be accessed from the web menu.
  2. Choose a reason for deleting your account from the drop-down menu, re-enter the password, and click “Permanently delete my account”.

How to deactivate Instagram?

If you just want to suspend use and don’t want to delete your account, Instagram provides a deactivation function. Disabling Instagram will temporarily hide your IG account, and others will not be able to search for your account or see your posted content. The next time you log in, your account will be reactivated and the original public content will be restored. However, the account can only be disabled once a week.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Use the browser to log in to the Instagram account, the mobile application cannot disable the account.
  2. Click on the user image in the upper right corner, and then press the “Edit Profile” button.
  3. In the profile below, click on “My Account suspended’.
  4. Select the reason for deactivating the account in the drop-down menu, enter the password again, and then click the “Temporarily Deactivate Account” button.

Instagram privacy and security settings

If you have information security concerns about Instagram, Instagram provides privacy and security settings:

  • Unlisted account: an Instagram account will make all posted content public by default, but it can be set as an unlisted account so that only friends can see your posted content.
  • No activity status: Instagram will display the user’s last activity status by default to let others know when you last used IG. If you don’t want others to know when you have used IG, just turn off the “Show activity status” option.
  • Two-factor authentication: When two-factor authentication is turned on, there will be an additional verification process for mobile phone text messages when logging in to ensure that the account user logs in and prevents the IG account from being stolen.

How to delete an Instagram account without a password?

I want to delete my Instagram account, but it’s hard for people to ask if I’m worried about the account disappearing or if the DM exchanges will disappear. Especially for sub-accounts.

This time, we have summarized the procedure up to deletion in an easy-to-understand manner.

In particular, the precautions are a must-see. DM exchanges cannot be deleted after deleting the account.
Some people may want to delete it as soon as possible, but be sure to check the precautions before deleting it.

Table of contents

1 How to delete an account (withdrawal)

  1. ・Delete account
  2. ・Temporarily suspend your account

2 I can’t delete my account, why is it displayed even though I deleted it?

  1. ・Maybe you just logged out
  2. ・Possibility of just uninstalling the app
  3. ・ The possibility that the sub-account has been deleted
  4. ・Possibility of just pausing

3 Things to note before deleting

  1. ・I want to hide DM exchanges from the other party
  2. ・Save uploaded images / videos / stories

4 I want to delete the other party’s account or post

5 My account has been deleted

6 Summary

How to delete an account (withdrawal?)

First of all, I will introduce the deletion method.

Captures are also posted for each procedure, but please note that the iPhone may be slightly different because it will be an Android application operation.

Instagram has “Delete Account”, which deletes the account completely, and “Temporarily Suspend Account”, which allows you to temporarily delete the account only while you are not logged in.

If you want to know the operation procedure in the article, please check the following.

Account deletion

First of all, please note that if you delete the account, it will be in the following state.

You will not be able to register with the same username again or add that username to another account. Also, Instagram cannot restart the deleted account.

① Open the “Delete Account” page in your browser

Instagram cannot delete the account from the app.

It’s confusing, but you need to open the “Delete Page” in your browser.

Check if the ID displayed on the delete page is the account ID you want to delete.

② Select “Reason for deleting account”

Then choose the reason for the deletion from the drop-down menu.

Select the reason from the following eight.

  • I can’t find the person I want to follow
  • Too many ads
  • There was a problem when starting to use
  • Created a second account
  • Privacy concerns
  • Busy / distracted
  • I have content that I want to delete
  • Other

After selecting, a screen asking you to enter the password will be displayed. Enter the password of the account you want to delete.

③ Click the “Delete account completely” button

When you press the “Delete Account Permanently” button, a confirmation message will be displayed, so tap “OK”. It will be deleted 30 days after the procedure.

* DM exchanges cannot be deleted after deleting the account. If you don’t want to leave the DM exchanges to the other party, delete the message after deleting it as described later.

* If you delete the account, the posted content will also be deleted, so if you want to save it, stop it temporarily instead of deleting it, or download the post.

Temporarily suspend your account

First, if you suspend your account, it will be in the following states.

You will not be able to register with the same username again or add that username to another account. Also, Instagram cannot restart the deleted account.

① Open Instagram in your browser

You cannot suspend your account from the app.

As with deleting an account, you need to open an “Instagram page” in your browser.

② Open “Edit profile”

Click the person’s icon at the bottom right to open “Edit Profile”.

③ Click “Temporarily suspend your account”

Click Temporarily suspend your account at the bottom right

④ Select “Reason for suspending account”

Select the reason for the deletion from the drop-down menu.

Select the reason from the following nine.

  • I want to stop temporarily
  • Too many ads
  • There was a problem when starting to use
  • I can’t find the person I want to follow
  • I have content that I want to delete
  • Created a second account
  • Busy / distracted
  • Privacy concerns
  • Other

After selecting, a screen asking you to enter the password will be displayed, so enter the password of the account you want to suspend.

⑤ Press the “Temporary suspension of account” button

Click the “Temporary suspension of account” button to complete the suspension.

I can’t delete my account, why is it displayed even though I deleted it?

You can delete the account by the above procedure, but here are some possible causes for those who “could not delete” or “displayed even though they were deleted”.

There are other causes as well, so please consider this as a reference only.

Maybe you just logged out

Is it possible that you accidentally logged out of the operation procedure because you thought you could delete it from the app?

As mentioned earlier, you cannot delete your account from the app. You need to open the delete page from your browser.

Maybe you just uninstalled the app

Is it possible that you have uninstalled the app from your smartphone?

Please note that even if you delete the app from your smartphone, you cannot delete your Instagram account.

Possibly deleted sub-account

Is it possible that you accidentally deleted a sub-account instead of the one you originally wanted to delete?

Instagram can be operated by using multiple accounts properly.

Make sure you have the ID of the account you want to delete on the delete page.

Possibility of just pausing

Is it possible that you intended to delete your account but forgot that it was suspended?

Until you log in again, it will be in the same state as deleting the account, and it will not be displayed even if you search, but if you log in again, the account will be restored.

If you want to delete your account completely, take the steps to delete it instead of suspending it.

Be careful before deleting

Here are some things to keep in mind before deleting an account.

I understand that you want to delete it in a hurry, but if you delete it completely, it will be irreparable.

Let’s calm down and think about the disadvantages of deletion.

I want to hide DM exchanges from the other party

Even if you delete an account, you cannot delete the DM messages exchanged with that account.

If you want to delete the DM history from the other party, there is no batch deletion function, so you need to delete the messages one by one.

As for the deletion method, you can delete it by long-pressing the message you want to delete and press “Cancel Send” of “Copy / Cancel Send”.

Repeat this one by one to erase it.

Save uploaded images / videos / stories

The other is that you want to delete your account, but you want to save the images, videos, and stories you posted with that account.

This allows you to operate the batch download from the app.

① Open “Settings” of the app

② Open “Security”

③ Make a request with “Download data”

Enter the email address to which you want to send the data, and also enter the password.

The download URL will be sent to the email address you entered here.

④ Click the “Download data” button in the email you received

Since the data that can be downloaded is a zip file, we recommend downloading it on a computer.

I want to delete the other party’s account or post

Can I delete the other person’s account instead of deleting my account? If you are thinking, this is the content.

However, of course, you cannot delete the other party’s account. It is the Instagram operator that decides to delete it.

Therefore, if the damage is too malicious, you can report it to the operating company for judgment.

Report

You can report on the app or from your browser.

When reporting with the app, please note that the reporting method differs depending on the function such as feed, stories, profile, etc.

My account has been deleted

If for some reason your account has been deleted, open the app and open the deleted username and password and you will see a message about “Appeal”.

Follow the instructions on this screen to challenge the operating company.

If you don’t see the message, it’s possible that your account has been hijacked and compromised. In that case, restoration is not possible, so understanding the cause of deletion is the first priority.

Summary

Regarding account deletion, we have introduced what you should be careful about before deleting an account and how to report a violation to the other party’s account.

If you want to delete your own account, you can delete it at your own discretion, so be careful not to overlook the precautions early.

Accounts of other companies are at the discretion of the operating company, so it may not be what you want.

I want to use it soundly according to the community guidelines set by Instagram.

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