Instagram is arguably one of the most popular social media platforms globally. One can share photos, videos, and short clips on this platform. Just like the other popular platforms, one only needs a valid email address and phone number to create an account. Anything that you post or share on your Instagram profile will be visible to your followers, or people at large, when your account has been made public.
There are instances, where people have deleted their Instagram accounts by accident or knowingly. While deactivation is a temporary process, deletion is typically a permanent process. Hence, a lot of people fear that they have lost all of their data and posts that they had shared on the platform. Nevertheless, the deletion of an Instagram account is nothing to worry about. In this article, we will take a look at how to recover a deleted Instagram account, along with restoring Instagram accounts that have been deactivated and disabled.
Many blogs and articles and even Instagram policies state that once deleted, it is impossible to restore an Instagram account. However, it is possible to recover and restore a deleted Instagram account in some situations. Please check out the ways in the next part to get your Instagram account back.
Now that we know that it is possible to do so, here are some ways on how to recover a deleted Instagram account. The different avenues are using Facebook, email, request support, etc.
We will start by learning how to recover deleted Instagram account using Facebook. However, before doing so, make sure that you have already synced your Instagram with your Facebook account.
Here are the steps you need to follow to restore your Instagram account using Facebook:
Start the Instagram application on your device.
Click on the Login with Facebook option.
On the next screen, log in using your Facebook username or email address and password.
Next, enter your new password and click on the Reset button.
Now, restore your Instagram account using the new credentials.
In case you have not synced your Instagram account with your Facebook account, or if you do not have a Facebook profile, you can always restore your Instagram account using your email. Here are the steps to follow:
Go to Instagram, and enter your username and password. In case you do not remember your username, enter the email address that you used for creating your Instagram account.
Instagram will then send a confirmation link to your email address for authentication.
Click on the confirmation link to confirm that it is your Instagram account you trying to access.
After the confirmation has been received, your Instagram account will be restored. The entire process will be completed in a matter of a few seconds.
Now that you have understood how to get back deleted Instagram account through Facebook and email, let us now take a look at how to recover your account on your computer and smartphone.
Open Instagram on PC or launch Instagram app on the phone.
Here, enter your login credentials to activate your account.
In case you do not remember your password, click on Forgot Password. You will then be directed to reset or create a new password using your email address or mobile number.
Choose the option that is most suited to you and create a new password for your Instagram account by clicking on the link sent to your email or on your phone number.
Once you have reset the password, enter your login credentials again to restore your account.
If you have tried all these methods and cannot recover your deleted Instagram account, then your last resort is to request the Instagram Team to help you restore your account. The process, though appears lengthy, is quite simple, and Instagram is known to promptly address any account-related issues.
Follow the steps given below to restore your deleted Instagram account through request support:
Start Instagram on your device and go to the login page.
Enter your username and click on Get Help Signing in.
You will now be redirected to a page where you need to click on Trouble Signing in Your Account.
If this option does not work out, click on Need More Help.
Enter the email address you used to create your Instagram account.
Next, mention what kind of account you have: Brand, Company, or Personal.
Click on the option My Account was Hacked.
Next, click on Request Support. You will then receive an email from Instagram.
Click on the mail and verify the details required to restore your account.
After your credentials have been verified, a verification code will be sent either to your email address or phone number, which you can use to activate your account.
Besides recovering a deleted account, people sometimes temporarily deactivate their accounts, thinking that they will go back to it in the future. But sometimes, there are instances where Instagram disables certain accounts since they either may have been mass reported or the posts on the account might have gone against Instagram's community guidelines. Let's take a look at how to recover deactivated and disabled Instagram accounts.
If you have deactivated your Instagram account temporarily, you can always restore it any time you want, using the same login credentials. Meanwhile, keep in mind that Instagram automatically reactivates your account a week after you have deactivated it. In case you have forgotten your password, use the "Forgot Password" option and reset your password.
If you have accidentally deactivated or deleted your Instagram account, you don't have to fret anymore. You can always review how to recover a deleted Instagram account and restore it. You can then continue to use your account with your posts and followers intact.
By Simon Marcus , to Tips
Updated: May 31, 2021