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How to delete an Instagram post?

Feb 2, 20224 min readParvathy Nair

Instagram is a great app that allows its users to share pictures and videos and help connect people. It operates on a vast basis to put it in numbers; on average, about 90 million photos and videos are posted on Instagram almost every day.

Sometimes you don't want a particular post in your profile because it doesn't go with your Instagram aesthetic, or it can be simply because you don't like it anymore. Whatever your reason might be, we are here to help. Also if you want to download Instagram pictures before you delete them, we have got that too. So here are the steps to follow to delete your Instagram post.

6 steps to delete an Instagram post

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the bottom right corner.
  3. Select the post you want to delete.
  4. Tap on the options icon on the top right corner of the post.
  5. Select the delete option.
  6. Confirm by tapping on the delete option again.

Don't worry! If you didn't get the hang of it, we explained the steps below with the infographics.



How to delete an Instagram post on your PC


Step 1: Open Instagram

This one is obvious. Go to your browser and search for Instagram.com, and log in.


steps to delete an Instagram post



Step 2: Profile Icon

On the top right corner, you will locate your profile icon tap on it.


steps to delete an Instagram post



Step 3: Selection

Now that you are on the profile grid, you can go ahead and select the post you want to delete.


steps to delete an Instagram post



Step 4: Deleting

Go to the post, and you will be able to see 3 dots on the top right corner, and a pop-up box appears showing you options share, archive, delete, edit etc.


how to delete insta post



Step 5: Confirmation

Select the delete option in the pop-up box, and then another pop-up box appears to confirm the deletion.


steps to delete an Instagram post



How to delete an Instagram post on your Phone


Step 1: Open Instagram

Go to your phone menu and search for the Instagram app icon in there, and tap on it and open your Instagram app.

Step 2: Profile Icon

On the bottom right corner, you will locate your profile icon tap on it.


delete an Instagram post


Step 3: Selection

Now that you are on the profile grid, you can go ahead and select the post you want to delete.

Step 4: Deleting

Go to the post, and you will be able to see 3 dots on the top right corner, and a pop-up box appears showing you options share, archive, delete, edit etc.


Step 5: Confirmation

Select the delete option in the pop-up box, and then another pop-up box appears to confirm the deletion.


If you are looking for a temporary option compared to deleting, you can archive your post instead of deleting your post. The steps are as follows.

Step 6: Archive

Go to the post, and you will see 3 dots on the top right corner, and a pop up appears showing you options share, archive, delete, edit etc. Tap on archive to archive the post


delete an Instagram post


Conclusion

Suppose, after deleting the post, you have second thoughts on it. In that case, Instagram allows you to restore the deleted picture within 30 days of its deletion. You just have to go to the hamburger option present on the top right of your Instagram profile, go to settings then account, then proceed to go recently deleted vote.

Once there, you can select the deleted post and restore it or permanently delete it. After choosing to restore, Instagram sends an OTP to your email or number. Once the authentication is done, the post is corrected.