Instagram is one of the most popular social networks in the world. Millions of users every day share their photos, talk about their life events, find clients and conduct business through photo-sharing platform. However, there are those who, for whatever reason, want to delete their Instagram account temporarily or permanently. In such a situation, the user may be faced with the fact that it may not be so easy to do this. By following the steps below, you can block or permanently delete your Instagram account.
For security reasons, Instagram does not offer the “delete account” option within the app. The process can be done by PC, tablet or smartphone, as long as it is done through the browser. Far be it for us to talk you out of deactivating your account, but before we show you the method, there are a few factors you should consider before hitting the “delete account” button.
Did you know there is a difference between deactivating and deleting your Instagram account? Whatever your reason for deactivating your account, this is a simple and quick procedure, which can be done either from the computer or from a mobile device, through the internet browser.
Before deleting Instagram account, it is recommended that the user back up and download all the information Instagram has about the profile. It is noteworthy that, after the removal request, the user’s data can remain on Instagram’s servers for up to 90 days. Check out how to permanently delete Instagram below.
How to permanently delete an Instagram account
But let’s get down to business. Once backed up, it’s time to permanently delete your account:
Visit the link: www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent. Log into your account with your username and password.
When you log in (or if you are already logged in) you will go to this page and you will be asked why you want to delete your account.
When selecting the reason, it will throw up some alternatives to consider, but just type in your password and click on the button “delete your account name”.
If the reason for deactivating your account is that your Instagram strategy isn’t working out, it remains to be seen that the platform brings a series of opportunities for both digital influencers and entrepreneurs who want to promote their products and services.
As one of the largest social networks in the world, Instagram has over 1 billion active users monthly and over 500 million active users daily. Certainly your audience is among those numbers.
Interestingly, there are nine options listed when you proceed to delete your account. Whatever the reason chosen, Instagram automatically offers you a proposition not to carry out the definitive deletion. Think about it, is that really what you want? After all, why do you want to delete and not just disable your account? If you have any questions, please write to us in the comments section.