1 billion users a month use Instagram to find inspiration, follow the latest trends, promote their businesses, or simply catch up with their friends. However, the platform is owned by Facebook, which is infamous for its endless privacy scandals. If you’re ready to take your privacy back or want to take a break, we’ll show you how to delete your Instagram account permanently and temporarily.
Instagram can be used for good, but using it comes with a cost. Most Instagram users are fleeing the platform because:
Deleting your account means that your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes and followers will be permanently removed. Before you click delete, you might want to consider downloading your data. Once it’s gone, you won’t be able to recover any information, create a new account using the same username, or add it to another account.
If you just want a temporary break, deactivation is your best bet. This will simply make your data invisible to others. Next time you log in, your account will be reactivated and your content will be waiting for you.
Now that you've deleted Instagram, you may want to look into how to delete other social media platforms. If you don't want to delete your social media footprint entirely, we have plenty of tips for how to make your social media profiles more private.
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