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How to Delete Your Instagram Account

imageInstagram has received some nasty PR due to user-unfriendly changes in its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you’re looking to jump ship, and save your photos, this guide will help you along the way.

 

Back Up Your Instagram Photos

Before deleting your account, you’ll want to download your photos and back them up first. The easiest way to do this is outlined in our groovy guide for Downloading Your Instagram Photos with Instaport. Follow and complete that guide, and then follow the rest below to permanently delete the account. Of course, if you don’t have any photos worth saving feel to skip ahead.

Delete Instagram Account

All you have to do to delete your Instagram account is visit the following URL on its website: https://instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/

If you aren’t logged in, you’ll be prompted to.

delete instragram account

From the Delete Your Account page you’ll be prompted for the reason you ‘re leaving. Then just click the big red delete button at the bottom. Poof! No more Instagram account, it’s that quick.

Along with the account, all data and photos attached to it will also be deleted. So, make sure you download your pictures before you nuke the account.

account permanently deleted

What’s your opinion? Are you so irritated with Instagram’s new terms of service that you’re ditching it? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

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3 Responses to How to Delete Your Instagram Account

  1. Bogdan Bele December 19, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    The top picture is priceless :)

  2. Daniel Perez December 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I’m sure this will help a lot of people who weren’t too happy with Instagram’s updated ToS.

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