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How to Permanently Delete Your Instagram Account: A Step-by-Step Guide

In recent years, Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms. With over one billion active users, Instagram is a great way to connect with people, share your photos and videos, and discover new content. However, there are times when you may decide to delete your Instagram account. Maybe you’re tired of the platform or you want to take a break from social media. Whatever your reason may be, deleting your Instagram account is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to permanently delete your Instagram account.

Step 1: Back Up Your Instagram Data

Before you delete your Instagram account, it’s important to back up all your data. This includes your photos, videos, and any other content you’ve posted on the platform. Instagram allows you to download all your data, which you can then save on your computer or other storage devices. Here’s how to download your Instagram data:

  1. Log in to your Instagram account using your web browser.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Click on “Settings” at the bottom of the menu.
  5. Click on “Privacy and Security”.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Download Data”.
  7. Enter your email address and click on “Request Download”.

Instagram will then send you an email with a link to download your data. It may take up to 48 hours for Instagram to prepare your data, depending on how much content you have.

Step 2: Delete Your Instagram Account

Once you’ve backed up your Instagram data, you can proceed with deleting your account. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in to your Instagram account using your web browser.
  2. Go to the Instagram account deletion page.
  3. Select the reason why you want to delete your account from the drop-down menu.
  4. Re-enter your password.
  5. Click on “Permanently delete my account”.

Instagram will then permanently delete your account and all your data, including your photos, videos, and comments. You will not be able to recover your account once it has been deleted.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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