How To Delete Your Instagram Account – Permanently! (2023)

Want to delete your Instagram account permanently? It’s a straightforward process, and we’re here to show you how exactly to do it. This quick guide will show you how to delete your Instagram account step-by-step. Keep reading to learn how to delete your Instagram account and all the associated data for good!

Can you delete your Instagram account if you don’t have your password?

Due to current Instagram policy, no support member and no Instagram employee is able to delete your account for you, or on your behalf. To delete your IG account you need to have direct access to it.

If you’ve lost your password and you want to delete your Instagram account, your only option is going through the password recovery process – either using your email address, or you mobile phone number.

Instagram account full permanent deletion – steps:

Step 1: Log in to your Instagram account you want to delete

Before you can delete your data and permanently remove your account, you first need to log in to your Instagram account that you wish to delete. Unfortunately, if you’ve lost your password, you need to go through the whole password recovery/reset process before you can continue.

Step 2: Go to the account deletion page

To delete your Instagram account you must first access the account deletion page.

Remember, for this to work, you will have to be logged into the account you want to delete.

Step 3: Choose a reason for deletion

Next you’ll be asked to select a reason for deleting your account. Choose the most appropriate reason from the ones available in the drop-down menu.

Once you’ve selected the account, click on “Delete Account” button and you’ll be prompted to confirm your decision. Then click on “Continue” to proceed.

Step 4: Re-enter your password

After selecting the reason for deletion, you’ll need to re-enter your Instagram password to confirm your decision. Remember that this is a permanent deletion request!

Step 5: Permanently delete your account

Once you’ve entered your password, you’ll see the “Delete” button. Click on it to permanently delete your account.

So, there – your account has been deleted permanently

It’s important to keep in mind that after you’ve sent the permanent deletion request, your content becomes inaccessible to other IG users, and after 30 days all your account and data will be gone for good. Instagram can keep your information for legal issues, terms violations, or harm prevention efforts. The whole deletion process will be complete in 90 days max.

Remember, that according to the Instagram’s privacy policy, copies of your account data and content may still be kept after “permanent deletion” for legal reasons. This is to prevent a potential malicious actor from requesting an account deletion and getting away with, for example removing data crucial for a court case.

Deleting your Instagram account can be a significant decision, and it’s essential to understand that the process is permanent before making any changes. Remember that you can temporarily deactivate your account instead of permanently deleting it if you just need a break from social media. It’s also recommended that you download a copy of your information before attempting to delete your account. This way you can easily backup your data and save it from perishing alongside with your Instagram profile.

If you’re interested in deleting your IG account from the Meta Accounts Centre, head over to the next few paragraphs.

Delete Instagram account from the Meta Accounts Centre – steps:

If you don’t want to delete your account, but rather want to simply remove it from the from Accounts Centre, follow this method.

Step 1: Log in to your account

To remove your Instagram account from the Meta Accounts Centre you have to be logged in.

Step 2: Go to Account Settings

Once you’ve logged in, go to your profile page, and click on the hamburger menu “☰” icon on the bottom right corner of your screen.

From the menu options, click on “Settings”, and you’ll be taken to the account settings page.

Step 3: Access Accounts Centre

On the account settings page on the very bottom, you’ll find the “Accounts Centre” option. Click on it to proceed.

Step 4: Go to the accounts list

In the “Account settings” tab, click the “Accounts” button. You will be taken to the list of your Accounts Centre associated profiles.

Step 5: Remove your chosen account

Now, simply click the “Remove” button next to your chosen profile. All done!

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