A guide to deleting your Instagram account

A lot of people share personal information of varying sensitivities on social media. But the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal might have taught so many people that sharing too much personal data on social media might be wrong.

Deleting your social media account might sound extreme, but it may be a step in the right direction towards protecting your personal data.

We’ll tell you all that you need to know if you want to suspend your Instagram account. If you want to take a massive step further by deleting your Instagram account, we’ll also tell you how you can do that.   

When you suspend your Instagram account, all your photos and videos will be back when you decide to restore it. But if you delete your Instagram account, all your photos and videos will be permanently gone.

Here are the steps that you need to take to suspend or delete your Instagram account. For both procedures, you need an internet browser as they can’t be done from the mobile app.

To suspend your Instagram account

  1. Visit Instagram.com on your browser.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. At the top right corner, click on ‘profile.’
  4. Beside your profile picture and user name, click on ‘Edit profile.’
  5. Move down and select ‘Temporarily disable my account.’
  6. You’ll be asked to select a reason for temporarily disabling your account. Pick one.
  7. Enter your password again.
  8. Click on the ‘Temporarily disable account’ button.

Anytime, you want to restore your account back, all you need to do is to login back.

 

How to permanently delete your Instagram account

  1. Visit Instagram.com on your browser.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Go to the page for account deletion.
  4. You’ll be asked for a reason why you are deleting your account. Select one.
  5. Enter your password again.
  6. Select the ’permanently delete my account’ button.
  7. Now you have deleted your Instagram account permanently.

 

Conclusion

If you ever feel like suspending your Instagram account temporarily or deleting it permanently, now you know how to do it. All you need to do is to follow all the steps explained in this article, and you are good to go.   

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