Tired of Instagram? Depending on your needs, you can temporarily deactivate or permanently delete your account. But beware, the operation can only be done with a web browser, and not from the mobile application!
Whether you are an early adopter of Instagram who has lost interest in it, or you recently opened your account only to realize after a few days of use that this social network was not for you, you most likely have the same question: how do you quit Instagram?
If you wish to stop using Instagram, there are two options:
temporarily deactivate your account: your account will no longer be accessible, but you can change your mind at any time and reactivate it ;
permanently delete your account: all your data will be irretrievably destroyed and no reversal will be possible.
If you have browsed through the menus and options of the mobile application to find a way to delete or deactivate your Instagram account, don’t look any further: until now it has been impossible to do so from the mobile application! Indeed, Facebook – owner of Instagram – has obviously decided not to make it easy for anyone who wants to leave this very lucrative network.
Don’t worry, closing your Instagram account is still possible! But you will need to go to the Instagram site with a web browser.
How do I delete my Instagram account?
To launch the procedure of deletion or deactivation of an account, you must go through the Instagram website with a browser. You can use a computer but also a phone or a tablet.
- Using your web browser, open the Instagram account deletion page.
- If you are not automatically logged into your Instagram account, enter your login information and click the Login button to access the Delete Account page.
- Once on the Delete page, indicate the reason for deleting your account by selecting a response from the drop-down menu.
- Depending on the reason, a text will be displayed with a proposal to fix a possible problem – yes, Instagram does not let its users leave so easily. Ignore this insistent suggestion if you really want to delete your account.
- Enter your password in the field provided and click on the red button Delete my account permanently.
- A message will then confirm that the account has been deleted.