Deleting your Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp account is not as easy as tapping a delete button, like some other apps. There is a process to follow if you want to delete your account on these apps and this article is here to help you with that. Let’s start with the deleting of your account on the Instagram app.
How to delete your Instagram account
You can delete your Instagram account on the website. Go to the Instagram website and log in to the account you want deleted. Once you’ve logged in, tap on settings and scroll until you see ‘help’ and tap on it. On the help page, there are three choices, tap on ‘help centre’. Once you are on the ‘help centre’ page, click on the search bar below ‘hi, how can we help you’ and type in ‘delete your account’. You will be taken to a page giving you three options, the options you should focus on should be either to disable your account temporarily or delete your account.
If you want to delete your account permanently, pick the ‘delete your account’ option. Instagram has a few words written to make sure you understand and want to delete your account. The picture below is what you will see when you pick the ‘delete your account’ option. Once you see that, just follow the three steps laid out and in a few minutes your Instagram account will be deleted.
2022 update: Instagram has now made it possible to delete your account right in the iOS mobile app, without needing to visit the website. Here is how iPhone and iPad users can delete your Instagram account in the mobile app:
- Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on the profile tab in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Tap on the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top-right corner.
- Go to Settings > Account > Delete account.
- Tap on the “Delete account” button and confirm that you want to delete the account by tapping on the “Continue deleting account” button.
Once you complete the process, Instagram will mark your account for deletion in 30 days. If you change your mind, you can stop the deletion process within that 30-day period.
How to delete your Facebook account
Follow the steps below if you want to permanently delete your Facebook account. Once you are on your Facebook account, tap your profile picture at the top left of the page. Scroll down until you see ‘settings’ and tap on it.
When you get to the setting page, scroll down to your Facebook information centre and tap account ownership and control. On that page, tap ‘deactivation and deletion’ and select ‘delete account’. Tap ‘continue to account deletion’ and select ‘delete account’. Your account should be no more after following these steps.
How to delete your WhatsApp account
Open the WhatsApp app on your device and tap on the more options icon ‘three vertical dots at the top right’. Select ‘settings’ and tap on ‘accounts’. Tap on ‘delete my account’ and fill your country and phone number into the field where it is required and tap DELETE MY ACCOUNT.
A dropdown menu will appear, and you will be asked to select a reason as to why you are deleting your account. Tap on ‘delete my account’ and your account will be deleted.
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