How do I delete my account?

When you delete your account, your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes and followers will be permanently removed. If you don't want to delete your account but want to change who can see it, you can set your posts to private or block people.

To delete your account:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and log into your account on a desktop or mobile browser at
  2. Click your username in the top right and then select Edit Profile from the dropdown
  3. Click I'd like to delete my account in the bottom right

For security reasons, we can't delete an account for you. You’ll need to be able to log into your account to delete it. If you can't remember your password or username, see some common questions about logging in.

Keep in mind that we can't reactivate your account, and you can only sign up again with the same username if it's still available.

Was this answer helpful? ·