Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

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Instagram: how to delete his definitely account?

Instagram: how to delete your account permanently Between the failed updates of the leaders, the invasion of Reels which are useless or the stories of influencers around the world while the planet is burning, the reasons are sure to be fed up with Instagram. That's good, today we teach you how to permanently delete your account!

Tired of Knaki beach selfies? Have you exhausted your stock of insults in front of the stupid product placements of influencers in stories? Does the invasion of useless Reels or unknown accounts on your timeline make you want to throw your laptop out the window? No worries, we're here for you. Today, we explain how to permanently delete your Instagram account.

How to delete Instagram for good?

The concept of this article may surprise you on paper, but in reality, think of us more as saviors. Yes, just that. Why ? Quite simply because Instagram, which does not want to lose users, has implemented a rather special procedure for this.

Thus, in the application settings, we realize that the only option put forward by Instagram to terminate our account is simply… a temporary deactivation. In other words, our account officially disappears from the radar (impossible to find us), but it still exists with all our data (like, posts, DM…). Simply reconnect to reactivate it. Handy for taking a break, but useless when you want to get rid of it.

In reality, to truly delete an Insta account – so there is no going back, you have to go to this link: www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent. This is a page that was created by Instagram specifically for this operation, which explains why it is so difficult to find.

Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

How to delete your Instagram account?

Instagram ready to do anything to change our minds

The advantage is that once there, our account is automatically recognized. However, before we let us click the “Farewell to the time wasted scrolling stupidly instead of reading a book that won the Goncourt prize under a tree that has not yet burned under climate change“, Instagram is doing everything to delay our action. On the program? You must first answer the following question: “Why do you want to delete your account?

On this occasion, a list of answers is then proposed to us and according to our choice, the site is (still) trying to hold us back by offering us alternative solutions namely, in particular, the famous temporary deactivation or simple deletion of the app on our smartphone. The smart guys. What if we are determined to run away and save our thumb from tendonitis? We are forced to waste time rewriting our password to FINALLY access the grail: the “delete” button!

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Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

How to delete your Instagram account?

Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

How to delete your Instagram account?

Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

How to delete your Instagram account?

Instagram's ultimate trap

Hallelujah, ciao bye-bye? Not at all, there is a twist. When we validate the deletion, we discover with surprise that our Instagram account has not yet completely disappeared. On the contrary, if it is deactivated in the eyes of the world, it will however be necessary to wait for another date (between one and two months later) for this action to be definitively effective. The reason ? This is a security for those who have been hacked or are feeling remorseful and would like to finally get their account back.

Instagram: how to permanently delete your account?

How to delete your Instagram account?

OR, and that's where the little trickery hides: from the moment you decide to take a short tour on Insta, even for just a second, during this period of one to two months, < strong>this connection automatically cancels the deletion. In fact, unless you are lazy, you have to start all over again from the beginning to find a normal life, without filters. And if you have an iPhone or iPad, you can also delete your account directly from the app!