Instagram takes safety seriously. If someone created an Instagram account pretending to be you, please report it to us and make sure to provide all of the requested info, including a photo of your government-issued ID.
If you're filing a report for someone else and you're not authorized to represent them, please encourage them to submit an impostor report on their own behalf by sending them a link to this page.
Note: If you're having trouble uploading a photo of your ID from a mobile phone, please try submitting this form from a computer.
If a username you want is being used by an account that seems inactive, you should consider choosing an available version of the username for your use on Instagram. We suggest adding numbers, underscores or abbreviations to help you come up with a great available username.
If the username you want isn't currently associated with any account, it's available for registration. If you'd like to change the current username on your account, you can edit your profile!