How To Delete Your Instagram Account

October 2016

Instagram is a great way to stay up-to-date on the lives of your friends and family, but sometimes enough is enough. If you'd like to permanently delete your Instagram account but aren't sure how, don't worry.

This walkthrough will show you how.

Delete Your Instagram Account

Head to Instagram's Delete Your Account page on the web. If you're not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so.

Select from the drop-down menu next to Why are you deleting your account? your reason for deleting:

Re-enter your password, and click or tap Permanently delete my account.

For security reasons, Instagram isn't allowed to delete your account for you. If the reason why you'd like to delete your account is because you've forgotten your login information, see our FAQ on how to recover your Instagram password.

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