How to delete an Instagram account in 2022?

Red eraser on a black background with the word Delete

Over time, social networks try to make it as difficult for their users to remove their account from the website as possible. Sometimes the Delete Account button is hidden very deep in the menu, and it takes up to several weeks for the complete deletion of all personal data (the account is deactivated first).

It is no different in the case of Instagram. In the latest version of the application, the button that was previously available in the account settings has completely disappeared, so now it is no longer possible to delete the account via the application. The only way is to log in to Instagram's website using a web browser on a computer or phone After giving the reason and confirming the password, our account will go into deactivation mode for 30 days, after which it is to be deleted. If you change your mind during this time and still want to keep your account, all you have to do is log back in and revoke the decision to remove it. As the Instagram help center reports, the deletion process may take up to 90 days, after which a copy may still be kept in the backup memory. So no one knows the exact time after which your data completely disappeared from the Instagram database.

The steps for deleting an Instagram account are the same as on Facebook. Unfortunately, it is not enough to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the big red button that says Delete Account. You need to be patient as well as spend some time and nerves. The complicated and lengthy process of deleting an account and hiding options can really discourage you from deleting it and cause you to simply opt out of it. This is what the creators of the largest social networks in the world are aiming for.