Deleting an Instagram Account - Help Needed

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  1. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    A friend of mine asked me to help her delete her Instagram account. It should have been simple enough, but in that case I would not open this thread. Anyway, after a couple of failed attempts, we turned to Google and it gave us this page: https://help.instagram.com/370452623149242 containing the link to the page where you actually delete your account: https://instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent/

    A couple of clicks and one additional password entry and... we get to a blank page. We tried different devices and browsers and, the best thing I could get was this error page in Opera:

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    Error 500 is the generic internal server error code (other 5xx codes are more specific). Googling "delete instagram account http error 500" produces results that are either dealing with the basic instructions for deleting an Instagram account, or resolving error 500 issues, but not in relation to our issue.

    Does anyone have a suggestion to what should we do?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    it's facebook owned... you can't actually delete accounts even if you do manage to get through it. I know of a few people here that tried deleting theirs and i have experience.. you can "delete it" and it won't show so publically, but all the data remains and if you happen to know the correct url information, you can pull up everything on a whim.

    I'd say in your case, report it and try again later. I'm sure the support staff will be of no help though since deleting accounts is a joke.
     
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    I hate these problems; you open account and cannot delete it totally.
     
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    I never tried to delete my IG account. The thing is, now that IG is owned by Facebook, perhaps there is a certain connection that needs to be severed from within Facebook? Probably not, but you never know.
    The error message might be temp. Give it few hours or a day and see if it is still there.
     

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