For many, Instagram can have a negative impact on your self-esteem, consume too much time, and give unrealistic expectations. Follow these steps to find out how to delete Instagram accounts, but note that deleting your account is permanent. This makes your current username unusable in the future and all Instagram information associated with your account will be unrecoverable.
How to Delete Instagram Accounts [On Your Computer]
Step 1: Go to Instagram.
Step 2: Login to your account with your credentials.
Step 3: Select the person Icon on the far right to view your profile.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the “Support,” link.
Step 5: On the left hand side of the page select the “Managing Your Account,” link.
Step 6: On the left hand side of the page select the “Delete Your Account,” link.
Step 7: Select the drop down for “How Do I Delete My Account?”
Step 8: Follow the link provided titled “The Delete Your Account Page.”
Step 9: Select the reason for you deleting your account in the drop down.
Step 10: Re-enter your password in the space provided.
Step 11: Select “Permanently Delete My Account.”
How to Delete Instagram Accounts [On Your Mobile Phone]
Step 1: Open your Instagram phone application.
Step 2: If you are not automatically logged in, login to your account with your credentials.
Step 3: Select the person Icon on the bottom far right of the screen to view your profile.
Step 4: Select the top right (three dots) Icon for “Options.”
Step 5: Scroll down to the section titled “Support.”
Step 6: Select the link to the “Instagram Help Center,” this will re-direct you to the mobile website.
Step 7: Follow Steps 5 through 8 on the computer version
Step 8: Re-login into your account.
Step 9: Follow Steps 9 through 11 on the computer version.
The act of deleting your account on Instagram isn’t exactly made easy, especially from a mobile device. However, if you run into any additional issues when deleting your account you can review Instagram’s help center for frequently asked questions or to report any issues you are experiencing with the site.