Deleting a linked Instagram account is as easy as following a few simple steps. And, surprise surprise, here are 7 simple steps to unlink your IG account:
- Find the “Delete your account” Instagram form
- Select the “How do I delete my Instagram account?” option
- Scroll down until you find the “To request the permanent deletion of your account” header
- Click on the “Delete Your Account” link
- Select the reason you want to delete your account
- Enter your account password
- Click on “Delete”
Confused about following the steps above? Then go through my detailed guide below for I’ve included screenshots to help you follow along better!
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How Can You Delete a Linked Instagram Account?
Bad news – you can’t delete a linked Instagram account from the phone app. Instead, you’ll have to complete a web form for account deletion.
The “Delete Your Account” form can be found here or through a Google search.
Now see what you need to do in the steps below (screenshots included):
1. Find the form you need
First things first – search for “delete your account instagram” on Google and access the first link (help.instagram.com). Check the screenshot above in case you don’t know which link to open, just in case!
2. Select a deletion option
After you access that link, you should see three options:
- How do I temporarily disable my Instagram account?
- How do I delete my Instagram account?
- How do I access or review my data on Instagram?
Naturally, you should select the second option, the one that tells you how to delete your IG account.
Selecting that option will show you several other options, including steps to delete your account.
Scroll down until you find the “To request the permanent deletion of your account” header.
Under it, you’ll see a “Delete Your Account” link.
Click on it.
This will open a new window where you can delete your account (see below).
3. Complete the account deletion form
Select the reason you want to delete your account, enter your account password, and then click on “Delete” at the bottom.
That’s all! However, you should know that Instagram doesn’t outright delete your account immediately.
It’ll schedule a date for that, which means you can get your account back if you change your mind until that date.
When you delete an Instagram account, all your accumulated content and social interactions disappear.
This includes comments, photos, videos, followers, and your profile will all disappear.
You could ask for a copy of your Instagram data from them, just in case.
Either way, deleting your Instagram account is easy if you know where to look.
Got a question or are you confused about any of the steps above? Find me in the comments section and I’ll help out!
What happens when you temporarily disable an Instagram account?
If you temporarily disable your Instagram account, all your content will be hidden from the public.
Your entire account, profile, and the content will no longer be visible.
This includes all your followers.
It’ll be like you deleted your account, but it’s still there.
You can re-enable it whenever you want, and it’s not a permanent decision.
Many users resort to temporarily disabling their Instagram accounts when they want to take a break from social media.
There’s also no time limit to how long you can keep your account disabled.
However, you can’t deactivate your Instagram account more than once weekly.
If you decide to disable and reenable your account, you have to wait 7 days before disabling it again.