How to delete an Instagram account

How to delete an Instagram account: the Instagram logo with a cross through it
(Image credit: Alexander Shatov via Unsplash/Future)

How to delete an Instagram account is a question more people are asking as concern grows over privacy and the amount of time we spend on social networks. There’s no denying that Instagram's a great platform for showcasing creative work and even for selling work directly, as well as for sharing personal knowledge and experiences. With more than a billion users, it’s one of the most popular social networks in the world and a huge potential tool for reaching a bigger audience. 

But there are reasons you might want to leave the platform. It might be because you’re concerned about the parent company Meta (Facebook’s new name if you missed that) having access to so much data. Or perhaps you find yourself spending too much time on social media and want to get rid of the temptation to open the app every time you look at your phone.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.