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How To Delete Or Memorialize A Loved One's Instagram Account

Mar-15 2022

Delete or memorialize your loved one’s Instagram account  

Taking control of a loved one’s online accounts can be a major decision. But if you're ready to move forward then simply follow the guidelines below. It could be to shut down the account entirely, or you might want to memorialize it or extract content first.

If you're doing it for your own account then of course log in ahead of time. But if you're doing it for someone else - maybe they've passed away or become incapacitated - then you might need to tackle it without a login or password.

Remember: GoodTrust can help you take any of these actions and save you the time, stress and hassle. Check out our Digital Executor feature to learn more.

How to Delete An Instagram Account (WITHOUT PASSWORD):

  1. Prepare important documents 

  2. Call or email customer service

  3. Follow instructions from CS Representative

Required Information:

  • Deceased full name

  • Copy of deceased birth certificate

  • Link to deceased account/profile

  • Copy of government ID to prove relationship with the deceased

  • Documentation of death (Copy of death certificate or obituary)

How to Delete An Instagram Account (WITH PASSWORD):

  1. Log into the Instagram web site from a desktop computer or mobile browser.

  2. Click the username in the top right and then select “Edit Profile.”

  3. Click “I'd like to delete my account” in the bottom-right corner.

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