How Do I Delete My Instagram Account on the Mobile App?

Tyler Yates

Are you looking to delete your Instagram account from the mobile app? Whether it’s because you’re taking a break from social media or want to switch to a different platform, it’s important to know how to do it properly. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of deleting your Instagram account using the mobile app.

Step 1: Open the Instagram App

First, open the Instagram app on your mobile device. Make sure that you are logged in to the account that you wish to delete.

Step 2: Go to Your Profile

Tap on your profile picture located at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to your profile page.

Step 3: Access Settings

Now, tap on the three horizontal lines located at the top right corner of your profile page. This will open up a menu. Scroll down and select “Settings” at the bottom of the menu.

Step 4: Select “Help” and “Help Center”

In settings, scroll down until you see “Help”. Tap on it, then select “Help Center” from the options provided.

Step 5: Search for “Delete Your Account”

In Help Center, search for “Delete Your Account”. This will bring up a list of articles related to deleting an Instagram account. Select “Delete Your Account” from this list.

Step 6: Click on “How do I Delete My Account?”

Once you’ve selected “Delete Your Account”, scroll down and click on “How do I delete my account?”. This will provide you with detailed instructions on how to delete your Instagram account.


Before proceeding with deleting your account, make sure that you have downloaded any content that you wish to keep. Once you delete your account, all of your content, including followers and messages, will be permanently deleted.

Step 7: Choose a Reason for Deleting Your Account

On the “How do I delete my account?” page, you will be asked to choose a reason for deleting your account from the given options. Select the reason that best applies to you.

Step 8: Enter Your Password

After selecting a reason, you will be asked to enter your Instagram password to confirm that it’s really you who wants to delete the account.

Step 9: Delete Your Account

Finally, tap on “Permanently delete my account” at the bottom of the screen. This will permanently delete your Instagram account.

  • Tip: If you change your mind and want to reactivate your account after deleting it, unfortunately, Instagram does not allow this. You will need to create a new account.
  • Caution: Once you’ve deleted your Instagram account, it cannot be undone. Be sure that this is what you really want before proceeding.

In Conclusion

Deleting an Instagram account from the mobile app is relatively simple if you follow these steps carefully. Keep in mind that once you’ve deleted an account, it cannot be recovered so make sure that this is what you really want before proceeding with deletion.