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Instagram has around 1 Billion active users, but even if you have decided to delete your Instagram account permanently, this guide will show you step-by-step to do it.

This social media app belongs to Facebook now, and it does pose a threat to your online privacy. In 2018, there was a data breach in Instagram due to security flaws and compromised users’ passwords in plain text.

How to Delete Instagram Account

Step 1: Go to the Delete Your Account page. In case you’re not signed into Instagram on the web, you’ll be requested to sign in first.
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Step 2: Select a reason starting from the drop-down menu near ‘Why are you deleting your account?’ also, re-enter your password.
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Step 3: Click or tap on permanently delete my account.

If you’d like to delete an alternative account, tap the username in the upper right of the Delete Your Account page, tap/tap on alongside username, and select Log Out.

Log back in as the account you need to delete and repeat the steps.

How to Delete an Instagram Account on iPhone

Stage 1: Go to “Instagram” on your iPhone and tap on the Profile symbol at the bottom of the screen.

Stage 2: Click the Settings symbol on the Profile page and after that scroll down to choose “Help Center”.

Stage 3: Tap on “Basics” and afterward click on “getting started”.

Stage 4: Select “Delete Your Account” among the choices.

Stage 5: Choose “How do I erase my account?” and tap the hyperlinked “go to this page”.

Stage 6: Enter your Instagram account data and select the purpose behind which you need to erase your Instagram account.

Stage 7: Type in your Instagram password again and click Permanently deactivate my account” and tap on “OK” to affirm. At this point, your Instagram account will be deleted from your iPhone.


Still, if you’re using Instagram on your iPhone, I would suggest getting the top VPN for iOS to make yourself safe and anonymous while browsing.

How to Disable an Instagram Account Temporarily?

Stage 1: Go to the Instagram website

Stage 2: Enter your Instagram account data to sign in

Stage 3: Tap on your username and pick “Edit Profile”

Stage 4: Click “Temporarily disable my account” and select the reason

Stage 5: Type in your Instagram password once more, pick “Temporarily Disable Account” and afterward click “ok” to affirm.


Downloading a Copy of Your Data on Instagram

In the event that you need a duplicate of all that you’ve shared on Instagram, you can ask for a download of your information in a machine coherent (JSON) format. You’ll require your Instagram account password to ask for this data. From Instagram on the Web:

Step 1: Go to your profile and snap

Step 2: Click Privacy and Security

Step 3: Scroll down to Data Download and snap Request Download

Step 4: Enter the email where you’d like to get a connection to your information and enter your Instagram account secret word

You’ll before long get an email titled Your Instagram Data with a connection to your information. Snap Download Data and adhere to the guidelines to wrap up your data.

How to Unlink Instagram from Facebook

Open up Instagram on iOS or Android, and click the settings symbol in the upper right of your profile. From that point, look down to Settings, and tap Linked Accounts.

How to Unlink Instagram from Facebook

There, you should see that Facebook is featured blue with a checkmark on it. Now tap the “Unlink Facebook” option.

Keeping the two records un-connected is a smart thought for security reasons. In the event that somebody at any point hacked your Instagram, for instance, any hacked postings would just live on Instagram (rather than being shared crosswise over the web).

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How to Link Instagram with Facebook?

Later on, if you choose to post your Instagram’s on Facebook, you can without much of a hassle link the two together again.

Simply go to Linked Accounts in your application’s settings once more, and tap Facebook. The application will recollect your Facebook accreditation, and the two will be linked again immediately.

Wrapping up

There you have it, folks. If you have settled on the decision to venture out of the Instagram world, then this guide will help you delete your Instagram account.

A lot of personal stuff can get out to the public, including your co-workers and boss-(you don’t want them to see how wild you were at the Christmas party)

If you have any further queries, feel free to comment in the section below and we will be glad to respond.