You can delete your Instagram account permanently or temporarily in order to restore access to all your saved materials later. We will tell you how to do this, and also about how to “clean” authorizations in third-party services.
Delete Instagram account permanently
You cannot delete an account in the mobile application, you can only from a computer or from a phone through a browser. First, log into the account you want to get rid of. Forgot your password – recover it via your phone number or email address. You cannot delete a profile without authorization and password.
When you are logged in to your profile, open the account deletion page, or follow these steps:
- Open “Profile”. Scroll to the end.
- Find the item – “Help”, click on it.
- Select in the left menu: “Account management” – “Account deletion”.
- In the menu of three lines, select: “How do I delete my Instagram account?”.
- Find in the text: “Delete account”.
- Choose any reason.
- Enter your account password and click “Delete account …”
The account will be erased from the social network irrevocably. All photos, videos, likes will be deleted, as well as information about your subscribers and subscriptions. You won’t be able to restore them even through support, so if some photos are dear to you, save them in advance. And in general, think carefully: if in the future you still want to return, you cannot do it with the old profile name. Although the account will be deleted, its name cannot be used when registering a new one or changing the name of another.
Remove Instagram account from phone permanently
Log in to Instagram account through the browser on your phone. Then:
- Log into your account and click – “My Profile”.
- In the upper left corner, click on the settings icon (gear).
- In the “Information” item, find the “Help Center” item. Click on it.
- Select: “Account management” – “Account deletion”.
- In the three-line menu, click on “How do I delete my Instagram account?”
- Scroll down to find the text “..delete account” (highlighted in blue).
- Choose one of the reasons, enter the password.
- Click: “Delete account …”.
Before you click “Delete account …” pay attention to the text below.
Temporarily close your Instagram account
Temporary deletion of an Instagram account is also possible only through a browser from a phone or computer. Log in to your account and go to the settings, to the item “Edit profile”. Scroll through the settings and you will see at the bottom a link to a page for temporary removal.
Choose the reason for the disconnection – here you can simply indicate that you need a break, and Instagram will not offer solutions to the problem. In the same way, confirm the action with a password and click on “Temporarily block the account”.
In the event of a temporary shutdown, your account will be “frozen”: hidden from subscribers. All correspondence, photos, videos, likes, saved stories will remain in place. You can restore your account at any time – just log in again.
We block Instagram account from the phone for a while
Open your browser and log into Instagram. Then click: “My profile”. Select “Edit profile”, scroll to the end of the page, click on the button: “Temporarily disable my account.”
Select one of the reasons, confirm the action with a password. After clicking on the button, the account will be temporarily blocked.
How to remove authorizations via Instagram in third-party services
When you log into third-party services via Instagram, they access your profile data. And they may continue to track activity even if you stop using them. This can be prevented by removing the access permissions.
This can be done both in the application and in the browser version of the social network, but the path in the settings will be different. In the mobile application, go to the settings, go to the “Security” item, and from there – to the “Applications and sites”.
In the browser version, the path is shorter. Click on the profile icon, then on “Settings” and select “Applications and sites” in the left menu.
When you get into the settings, you will see a list of all services that have access to your profile. Instagram divides them into three categories:
- active ones that you have recently used and which can request the data they have allowed;
- expired, which you have not used for a long time, but which still have data;
- inactive – deleted, which can no longer request information about your account.
To revoke permission to access data from a service, simply remove it.
After deactivating the permission, sites and applications will go to the deleted section. They will not be able to request new authorized account information, but they will retain access to the information that you previously shared with them.
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