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  • Updated: Jul 08, 2022

How To Deactivate Your Instagram Account on App

Users can now permanently deactivate their accounts directly from the Instagram app thanks to a new feature that was added in June 2022 by Instagram. Utilising the Instagram app, you can deactivate your account using these instructions.

Until recently, the only ways to delete your Instagram account were through desktop or mobile web browser logins.

Instagram had to include the function, though, after Apple instructed developers that starting on June 30, 2022, apps that provide account creation must also support account cancellation.

When you terminate your account, "your profile, pictures, videos, comments, likes, and followers will all be permanently deleted." 

You can choose to temporarily deactivate your account if all you want to do is take a break.

You can log back into Instagram after requesting deletion if you wish to stop the deletion because there is a 30-day window in which you can alter your mind.

If your username hasn't already been used by another Instagram user after your account has been deactivated, you can sign up with it again or add it to another account.

Remember that you might not be allowed to register under the same username again if your account was deleted for breaking the community guidelines.

You might wish to sign in and download a copy of your data from Instagram (such as your images and posts) before cancelling your account.

You won't have access to Instagram's Data Download function once your account has been terminated.

How To Deactivate Your Instagram Account on iPhone

Open the Instagram application.

In the bottom right corner, tap the profile symbol.

In the top right corner, tap the three lines.

Select Settings.

Click Account.

Near the bottom of the menu, select Delete account.

Then tap Delete Account to confirm (or Deactivate Account).

Instagram also gives you the option to hide your status, which keeps others from finding out when you were last active or online.

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