Instagram is an amazing platform with well-thought-out features for instances that most of us never even anticipate. For example, let’s take the blocking feature: sure, we block them, but how often are we able to think about blocking their other accounts? Thankfully, we don’t need to do so anymore because when you block someone on Instagram, the platform offers to block any other accounts they might have or create. This might not sound like a big deal to most users, but it is for those struggling with problematic users, like influencers.
Another instance where you can use Instagram’s foresight to your advantage is turning off comments. We know that most of us aren’t celebrities, which means almost all comments we get compliment the content we’ve posted, and it’s not a lot.
However, that only makes our situation difficult. Most celebrities don’t even bother to check their comments, as too many of them exist. However, people with private accounts and barely 300-400 followers struggle with comments, as they’re all well-intentioned. Still, there aren’t a lot of responses to them except different variations of “thank you.”
If you feel like you’re stuck with more than twenty compliments under your post, all of which only warrant a “thanks,” we’ve got you. All you need is to turn off your comments, and you will have eliminated the root of the issue.
So, as you can tell, it’s difficult to anticipate how far Instagram can take action. For example, when you block someone, most users don’t realize all its results. While you might know that your account disappears from their reach, did you know that all of your engagement on their posts and vice versa disappears?
Now, you can’t control the effects of every action you take on Instagram. What you can do is do just a tiny bit of research before taking any such action, like deleting your account or blocking someone.
Today’s blog will tell you about whether or not the messages disappear when someone deletes their Instagram account and a few other relevant topics.
If Someone Deleted Their Instagram Account Does The Messages Disappear?
Let’s get straight to your initial issue: if someone happens to delete their Instagram account, do their messages disappear? No, they don’t. Even if someone deletes their account, you can see all their DMs.
The only way someone’s messages disappear from your DMs is when they unsend them. Deactivating, blocking, and even deletion of one’s account won’t automatically delete their DMs. So, if you’re going to delete your account, it’s best to take care of these things beforehand.
What can you do if you’ve deleted your account without deleting your DMs? Generally, it shouldn’t matter, but if you know some of your messages might be a little problematic, it’s important to take precautions.
Don’t worry; we’ll help you with that. Firstly, let’s take a look at how you can delete your Instagram account before we discuss the fate of the DMs.
Here’s how to delete your Instagram account
Step 1: The first step in deleting your Instagram account is to go to the Delete your Account page. Tap on this hyperlink to do the same. You might need to log into your Instagram account first.
Step 2: On the next page, you’ll be asked the reason behind your decision to delete your account. You’ll be presented with a myriad of options that are all highly relevant. But if none are close to your issue, you can also select Something else.
Step 3: All there’s left to do is enter your account password and tap the blue Delete [username] button.
Don’t worry; Instagram isn’t going to hang you out to dry. You’ll still have exactly one month to come back and claim your account, until which your account will be given the status of “temporarily deactivated.”
Your account still won’t be visible to any other user on the platform until you reactivate it. However, if you don’t reactivate it within one month, all your data will be lost forever. That includes your posts, followers, DMs, and engagement. You’ll have to start all over again.
How to make messages disappear on Instagram?
Now, let’s see what you can do to ensure you won’t regret anything after deleting your Instagram account.
In this case, your main concern is that no other users have your messages on their devices. The most straightforward way to do so is to unsend all your messages. However, since Instagram doesn’t allow users to delete whole chats for both users, you’ll have to do it individually, which would be quite a tedious task.
Moreover, if you need to make your chats with more than one person disappear, it’ll be even more work. So, how do you fix this without doing it the hard way?
The answer is simple: if they are close friends with you or if you meet with them often, just ask them to delete all your chats from their account. That way, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Of course, the difficulty level of this task will be determined by just how strong of a relationship you have with this person. If you’ve ever had any arguments or aren’t generally on good terms with them, that’s bound to make your work even harder.
Unfortunately, you only have these two options to get what you want. Regardless of which option you go with, this will definitely help in experiencing an important lesson: all actions have consequences.
Instagram is among the best social media platforms on the market, and it got there by excelling at its function. Most internet users today don’t know the potential of what they have in their hands.
And in most cases, people are also least concerned about getting to know the whole story. After all, don’t we all have enough to worry about already without adding social media to the pile? Although it might seem useless, knowing the direct consequences of an online action could be useful. Let’s say you’re deleting your Instagram account.
Sure, most people would assume that all traces of it will disappear. However, they’d be wrong because the messages don’t disappear for the receivers.
If you do want them to disappear, all you can do is unsend all those messages. You can also try to make the receiver/s delete the DMs, but that’s a slightly complicated maneuver better left unattempted.
If one of your friends has ever been in a similar situation, give them a shoutout in the comments!