Deleting your account is different from deactivating your account. Deactivating means that nobody will be able to see your profile. Your account will still exist, and friends might still be able to see you on their Friends List and chat with you in Messenger.
Note: It is not possible to delete your account from within the Instagram mobile app.
1. Log in to Instagram on your computer and then go to Instagram’s Delete Your Account page.
2. Select an option from the drop-down menu next to Why are you deleting your account? and re-enter your password. You must answer this question to delete your account.
3. Click Permanently delete my account.
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