Instagram adds account deletion option to iOS app to comply with App Store rules

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This week, Instagram rolled out support for a new option that allows you to delete an Instagram account directly within the Instagram app. Instagram now complies with an updated App Store guideline that requires all apps that offer account creation and also offer to delete accounts.

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Apple told developers that apps that offer account creation must also support account deletion starting June 30, 2022, so Instagram waited for the deadline to add the feature.

According to Apple’s guidelines, apps should make it easy for users to find an option to delete an account, and it’s not enough for an app to offer to temporarily deactivate or deactivate an account. Should be able to delete an account along with all personal data.

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as set forth techcrunchBefore now, Instagram users had to log in to a web browser on a desktop or mobile device to delete their accounts. There was also an option to deactivate the account in the app, but as mentioned above, Apple requires a full account deletion option.

An Instagram account can be deleted by opening Settings in the Instagram app, selecting the account, and selecting the option to Delete Account. Instagram allows users to choose between deleting or deactivating their account with the option to permanently delete all content.

There is a 30-day period where you can change your mind about deleting your account as Apple guidelines allow for a delay before an account is permanently deleted. People who log back into Instagram after requesting a delete will be able to prevent the deletion.

in a statement to techcrunchInstagram said it wants to “give more ways for people to control their experience and the time they spend on Instagram,” without mentioning that it’s an Apple requirement.

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