How to create or delete an Instagram account

Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope

Of all the social media options, Instagram is certainly one of the most popular. There are a few ways that users may create an Instagram and one way to delete them. To proceed, select one of these options from the list below and then follow the instructions.

How to create an Instagram account on a computer

General sign-up

  1. Head over to
  2. Fill out the information form on the front page (Full Name not required).

Fields in which users enter information to sign up for Instagram.

  1. Click the Sign Up button on Instagram. button.

Using a Facebook account

If you have an active Facebook account, and you can use it to sign up for and link to an Instagram account. This action allows you to post on both social media platforms at the same time.

  1. Head over to
  2. Click the Button that allows users to log into Instagram using Facebook. button in the middle of the screen.
  3. Fill out your Facebook login information and then click the Log in button.

Log in button on Facebook.

  1. Your Instagram account should now be linked and active.

How to create an Instagram account on an Android or iOS device

General sign-up

  1. Download the Instagram app from the Google Play Store (Android users) or the App Store (iOS users).
  2. Locate and open the app.
  3. The bottom of the screen, tap Sign up with e-mail or phone number.
  4. Choose whether you'd like to sign up with a Phone (A) or an Email address (B), and then fill out the required information (C).

Screen in which users sign up for Instagram on a mobile device.

  1. Once you've finished, click the Next button on Instagram. button.
  2. Enable the appropriate permissions.
  3. Fill in your Full Name (A) and choose a Password (B).

Entry for Name and Password to create and Instagram account.

  1. Once you've finished, click the Next button on Instagram. button twice.

How to delete an Instagram account


You cannot delete an Instagram account via the mobile app, you have to visit their website.

  1. Head over to the Delete Your Account page.
  2. In the center of the screen, next to Why are you deleting your account? click the down arrow and select the reason for which you're deleting your account Reason for which a user is deleting their Instagram account..
  3. Re-enter your password, and then click the Button that permanently deletes an Instagram account. button.
  4. When asked if you're sure you want to delete, click the Next button in Chrome. button.

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