Can You Delete Someone’s Instagram Account?

While browsing Instagram, you may have seen accounts that you think should not appear on the platform. There could be numerous reasons for your thinking that way. Fortunately, you can remove the Instagram accounts of other users if they break the community guidelines or are no longer alive.

We will cover in this article how to delete someone’s Instagram account.

Method 1: Report Account

Step1: Open the Instagram app and locate the profile you want to remove from Instagram.

Step2: Tap the three-dotted menu in the top-right of the profile page.

Step3: Select Report account.

Step4: Select a suitable reason for your reporting the account. Remember that your reason should be accurate. Instagram punishes accounts that often report other accounts on the platform inaccurately.

You have successfully reported the Instagram user. The Instagram team will take some time to review your report and will take action against the account if they find your report true. What they will do with the account will vary depending upon which community guidelines the account has broken.

In many cases, Instagram will only issue a warning to the account. If the account regularly breaks the community guidelines, Instagram will temporarily disable or permanently remove it. However, Instagram can also delete the reported account for breaking the platform rules the first time when their offense is serious enough.

Method 2: Delete Accounts of Deceased Users

You can request Instagram to remove the account of a diseased person if you are a member of their immediate family. To remove the Instagram account of deceased family members, fill out this form and submit it to the Instagram team. You can also access this form by visiting this page on the Instagram help center.

You will need to verify that you are a family member of the deceased owner of the Instagram account. To do that, you will have to submit relevant documents while filling out the form. These documents include the deceased person’s birth certificate and death certificate. You will also have to provide legal proof that you are a lawful representative of the passed person or their estate.

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