[2023] How to Delete Second Instagram Account: An Easy Guide

Gone are the days where you had to log out of one account ahead of signing in to the other account on Instagram. As Instagram allows you to have multiple accounts and you can easily switch back and forth between these accounts without logging out from any of them. Thus, it’s simple and easy like never before to have multiple Instagram accounts at one time. But what if you want to remove one of your previously created or/and linked account on Instagram? Here’s an easy guide to learn about having multiple accounts on Instagram and how to delete second Instagram account.

Why to have a second Instagram account?

As per the growing importance and changing roles of social platforms like Facebook, Instagram or others in our day-to-day lives, it has become quite necessary to have a strong digital presence. Since these platforms are getting transformed into a place where you can promote your business or showcase your talent having a single Instagram account is not enough and thus it calls for you to have a second Instagram account.

How many Instagram accounts can you have?

According to Instagram’s Help Center, you can carry up to a maximum of five Instagram accounts that can be accessed by switching between them with no logging out. (It’s not binding that you can’t have accounts in excess of five, but once you reach this number you’ll have to log out and then log back in to the additional profiles in order to get access.)

Note: This option is available just for iPhones and Androids with the 7.15 update (available on both the App Store and the Google Play Store). If you can’t add other accounts, then it might be a time for you to update your Instagram app.

What happens when you create a second account on Instagram?

Whenever you create a new account on Instagram app following the necessary instructions, then it will automatically be linked with Instagram in your app. Thereafter you can easily switch between the first and the second account by heading to your profile on Instagram and then tapping on your username provided at the top navigation bar.

On the other hand, if you have created account elsewhere or at some past time, here’s how you can add/link a second account to your Instagram app.

How to add a second Instagram account from the app

  • Launch Instagram app on your device.
  • Tap on your profile photo at the bottom-right of the screen.
  • Now tap on the three horizontal lines provided at the top-right corner.
  • Go to “Settings”, and then scroll down to find “Add Account” and tap it.
  • Here select “Log Into Existing Account”.
  • Enter your account details to log in.

Conversely, if you want to remove/unlink your second Instagram account, you can do that by simply logging out or following the instructions given in under mentioned section.

How to remove a second Instagram account from the app

  • Launch Instagram app on your device.
  • Tap on your profile photo at the bottom-right of the screen.
  • Now tap on the three horizontal lines provided at the top-right corner.
  • Go to “Settings”, and then scroll down to find “Login Info” and tap it.
  • Tap on the blue checkmark provided next to the account you want to remove.
  • Tap on “Remove” to finish the task.

While following these steps will remove the account from your Instagram app,

It is to be noted that when you log out of your account, it will just be removed/unlinked with Instagram, but will not disable or delete the account. You can again re-link it by repeating the steps mentioned in previous section of the article. But if you want to permanently delete second Instagram account linked to your app, you are required to follow the procedure provided below.

How to delete a second Instagram account

As till date Instagram does not have any such feature to delete your Instagram account within the app. So if you want to delete any of your account on Instagram, you have to visit the “Delete Your Account” page on Instagram Help Center.

Once you have landed on there, tap on “Delete Your Account” option. Then go on to log in to the account which you wish to delete followed by completing the form to delete your account.

Here’s how to delete a linked Instagram account in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Navigating to the “Delete Your Account” page on Instagram Help Center

Initially, you must head to the “Delete Your Account” page on the Instagram Help Center by using the following instructions:

  • Open your preferred web browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari) on your device.
  • Go to Google search bar, type “delete Instagram account” and hit enter key.
  • Wait for the search results to be displayed and then click/tap on the first search result.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the “Delete Your Account” page directly by using this link:


Once you are on the said page on the Instagram Help Center, you will get to see three options underneath “Delete Your Account”. These options are meant for different purposes relating account deletion and read as, “How do I temporarily disable my Instagram account”, “How do I delete my Instagram account”, and “How do I access or review my data on Instagram?”.

As you are here to delete your linked Instagram account, tap on the second option and proceed further to the next step.

2. Tapping on “Delete Your Account” Link

As soon as you tap on the “How do I delete my Instagram account?” under Delete Your Account header, you will get to see a detailed answer in reply to the query and as to how you can delete your Instagram account on a permanent basis.

Here’s how to proceed step-by-step to delete your account using the “Delete Your Account” link:

  • Get to the “Delete Your Account” link by scrolling down on the “Delete Your Account” page and make a click, this will route you on the Instagram login page.
  • Log in to the Instagram account which you want to delete by entering valid credentials. (Kindly reassure the username and password or else you may go on to delete the wrong Instagram account.)
  • Tap on “Log in” to get in to your account, the one you want to delete.
  • Now, proceed to the next and last step as given below.

Step 3: Completing the “Delete your account” form

As the last and final step to delete your linked Instagram account permanently, you need to complete the “Delete your account” form. Soon after logging in to the account you want to delete, you will again land on the “Delete your account” page, here you are provided with a dropdown box and a password field. Perform under mentioned steps to get the job done:

  • First of all, tap on the “Why do you want to delete x?” dropdown box (here x refers to the username of your account).
  • Next to that select the reason as to why you want to delete your account.
  • Now, in the password field re-enter your password to confirm.
  • Finally, to delete your linked Instagram account permanently tap on “Delete x” (here x refers to the username of your account).

That’s it.. By practicing above mentioned steps you can easily get rid of your alternate account on Instagram.

To Sum Up:

As all your followers, likes, comments, posts, photos, videos and profile will also get deleted permanently if you delete second Instagram account; hence no matter what, deleting an account should always be considered as the last option.


Can I login with multiple accounts on Instagram?

Yes! If you have more than one Instagram accounts, you can log into them easily. Instagram allows adding multiple accounts.

Should I delete my second Instagram account?

It depends up to you! If you want to keep two account separate for different followers, you can keep two accounts. In case you are having troubles managing both of them, you should delete one.

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