Instagram is one of the most popular social platform, and has more than 1 Billion users all over the world. Kevin Systrom, Founder of Instagram created a platform for sharing photos, videos as Posts and Stories in 2010. Later in 2012 Facebook has acquired Instagram, and has improved on various aspects. Further, you can sign up with Instagram using your Facebook details and link both the accounts. Above all, Many users try to deactivate or delete Instagram Account due to multiple accounts creation, misuse or for other reasons.
In this article you will learn How to Deactivate or Delete an Instagram account? firstly, you can access Instagram from different devices as Mobile, Desktops or PC. However, when compared with Desktop or PC, Instagram has more mobile users. Consequently, It is available as a Free App in Google play and App Store.
Above all, Let’s see How we can Delete an Instagram Account from Mobile:
Deactivate or Delete Instagram Account:
Firstly, You could not be able to find a Delete or Deactivate option in Instagram App. Likewise other popular Social Applications, Instagram improves user experience by taking feed back. In addition, to Deactivate an Instagram account we need to request Support center by providing a specific reason. Further, Deactivating Instagram account will delete videos, photos, followers and other user data.
To Sum up, Follow the below steps to Delete an Instagram Account.
Steps to Delete Instagram:
Step 1: Firstly, Navigate to Instagram App from mobile or other devices, Log in using the account details which you wish to delete. And click on Menu icon displayed at the top left corner.
Step 2: Meanwhile, from the list of options displayed, click on Settings. Further, click on Help option to proceed.
Step 3: At the same time, you will be navigated to account settings where you can Report a problem and set Privacy or Security options and contact Help Center. In the same way, Click on Help center to deactivate your Account.
Step 4: Meanwhile, clicking on Help center will re-direct you to Instagram Help screen from your mobile browser. Certainly you will find different Account related options, click on Manage Your Account.
Step 5: In addition, from Manage Account menu, click on Delete Your Account link and you will see options as Temporary Disable, Permanent Delete of Account and Downloading Account Data links.
Further, Read the below details and proceed with the options to manage your Instagram account.
Temporary Disable of Instagram Account:
Above all, You can deactivate or delete your Instagram account temporarily. In addition, all your account data, images, videos, comments, likes are deleted. Moreover, You can reactivate it by logging back to your account after some time.
Meanwhile, after Disabling your Instagram account, No user will be able to see your account details or data shared.
Instagram does not have an option for Temporary Disable from Mobile App. Therefore, you need to Log in to Instagram from Mobile or Web browser.
Steps to Disable Temporarily:
Step 1: Firstly, Log in to Instagram account from Mobile or Web browser from your device. Click on Edit Profile button from your profile account.
Step 2: Scroll down to view Temporarily disable my account link. Further, Click on the link to proceed disabling the account. Select a specific reason for why you are disabling the account from the list of options which matches.
Step 3: Input your account password and click on Temporarily Disable Account button. Subsequently, your Instagram Account will be Temporarily Disabled.
Delete Instagram Account Permanently:
When you delete an Instagram Account all your photos, comments, likes, posts and followers will be removed permanently. In addition, you will not be able to login to your Instagram account anymore. We need to request for deletion of an account by logging in from mobile or web browser. After the request is raised all your information will be in Instagram database for 30 days. And after that you cannot be able to retrieve your account.
Steps to Delete Permanently:
Step 1: Firstly, from the Manage your Account Screen discussed above, click on How do i delete my Instagram account? link. After that click on Delete your Account, which will take you to Instagram login page from mobile browser.
Step 2: Log in to your account from mobile browser and then you will see Delete Your Account Screen. In addition you need to select an option on why are you deleting your Account?
Step 3: At last, Enter your password and click on Permanent delete my account button to delete your account permanently.
Back up Data from Instagram:
Instagram lets the user to backup or download all the information for future use. Anyone can request for data download by providing an email address. Then the Support team from Instagram will provide you with the list of instructions and link to download all your information to specified mail.
Above all, You can download data anytime from your Instagram Account. Go to Settings from Instagram App, and click on Security. Further, you will see Data and History section from where you can Access and download.