Keep reading to know more about the way to delete or deactivate your Instagram account.
How to Reactivate Your Instagram Account
The time may come once you change your time about not using your Instagram account. Maybe you originally deactivated it since you were too busy to publish new posts and check on Instagram’s newfeed, and now you have spare time on your hands.
When you only deactivated your account, and not deleted it, you have the chance to reactivate it and continue from where you left off. If you deleted it, then you’ll have to create a new account using a new username and password.
Assuming you didn’t delete your account, and still can access your old password and username details, log back into Instagram again. As soon as you log in, Instagram will ask you whether you want to reactivate your account or not. Click on that option, and your account turns back as if it was always there (although probably minus a few followers who will have unfollowed you in your absence).
Retrieving a Forgotten Instagram Password
Things are a bit trickier if you have forgotten your Instagram password because you last used the account. In that case, you’ll have to click on “Get help signing in” once you open Instagram. Instagram will ask you to enter either your username or email address. You’ll need to know at least one of these to have the ability to continue.
You’re then presented with a screen giving you a selection of “Send an Email” or “Log in with Facebook.” If you cannot remember your Instagram password, you probably don’t remember your Facebook password, either. By all means, choose to click on this option if you can log in with your Facebook password. In other circumstances, click on “Send email.”
You then need to go to your appropriate email account to open the resulting email from Instagram. This asks you to click on a Login button (in the email) that will bring you to a page on Instagram. Instagram will then ask you for a brand new password.
Right when you have entered a new password, which reaches Instagram’s strength requirements, you may then click on “Reset password” and continue with the process to reactivate your Instagram account.
The way to Access or Review Your Data on Instagram
Facebook / Instagram has been particularly sensitive about storing people’s data because of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. As a result, they’ve improved their privacy and data access policies.
Many individuals don’t realize that it’s relatively easy to access and review your data on Instagram. The strategy you use depends on whether where you are using Instagram, on the web, or using an iOS or Android app.
If you are using Instagram on the web, begin by going to your profile and choosing the rotary wheel-shaped Settings icon. You then choose “Privacy and Security.” Scroll down to “Account Data” and then click “View Account Data.” If you wish to review a specific kind of data, click “View All.”
You’ll be able to get the same results on a mobile app if you go to your profile and tap the “hamburger” icon (three horizontal bars). You then tap the wheel-shaped Settings icon and choose “Security” / “Account Data.” Again, to review a specific kind of data, tap “View All.”
The way to Download Your Instagram Pictures and Account Details
When you intend to delete (or even deactivate) your Instagram account, you need to first download all of your data. It’s important to request Instagram to achieve this.
When using Instagram on the web, start by going to your profile and clicking the Settings rotary wheel icon. Then click on “Privacy and Security.” Scroll down to “Data Download” and click “Request Download.” Instagram will then prompt you to enter your email address and your Instagram password. Make sure that you use the same email address where you want to receive your data. In time, Instagram will send you an email with a link to your data. Click “Download Data” and follow any instructions.
The process is very similar when you’re using a mobile app. This time you first need to click the “hamburger” menu before you can click on the Settings icon. Then just choose “Security” – “Download Data.” Enter your email address and tap “Request Download”. Enter your Instagram password when prompted, and then wait for a similar email referred to above.
Instagram notices that it may take them up to 48 hours before they send the email with your download link.