Even though there are many new social media, Instagram is still the most used app. The variety of features that Instagram has makes its users even addicted to this one social media.
On the one hand, Instagram is the first place for users to tell stories. Starting from venting, sharing moments of happiness, or sharing daily activities through the Instagram Story feature.
However, Instagram posts in the form of photos and videos are often used by individuals to commit crimes. One of the most common crimes in cyberspace is fraud.
Moreover, the leak of millions of personal data of Instagram users in early 2021 made Instagram's security questionable. Therefore, not a few Instagram users have decided to disable account deletion for safety's sake or reduce social media addiction.
Please note, deactivating and deleting an Instagram account are two different things. Deactivating an account means only making the Instagram account undiscoverable and accessible to others, but can still be reactivated. The data is still complete.
In contrast to deleting an Instagram account, which means the Instagram account will be permanently lost. All data, such as photos, followers, likes, and so on will also be deleted. In addition, the username on the account can no longer be used by anyone.
For those of you who want to delete an Instagram account but don't know how, see the steps below.
How to delete an instagram account permanently
Before deleting an Instagram account, don't forget to save your account data. Because, if the account has been deleted, the data there cannot be restored. To delete an account, Instagram must be accessed via a web browser. The steps are as follows:
- 1. Log in to the Instagram account that you want to delete via the browser on your PC or mobile.
- 2. Go to the link www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent/
- 3. Select the reason why you want to delete your Instagram account.
- 4. Enter the password for the Instagram account.
- 5. Click on ‘Permanently Delete My Account’.
- 6. Instagram account deleted successfully.
That's how to permanently delete an Instagram account. Easy isn't it? Good luck!