How to Delete Instagram Posts on Computer Browser?

Learn how to delete Instagram posts on a desktop or computer browser without using any third-party extensions. You can use the same tip on any computer OS.

Are you revamping your social media accounts? Need to delete the posts on Instagram that are no longer relevant? Do you know that you can delete Instagram posts on the computer? Yes — you can delete the Instagram post from your desktop PC or macOS machine without touching the Instagram app on smartphones.

If you’re looking for the options to delete on the Instagram website on the computer you can not find the delete button until you follow these steps. These are the same steps that I’ve taken to clean my Instagram account recently. I also developed a script to automate the Instagram posts bulk delete process and named the script as InstaG Purger.

This tip works on any web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc. that supports developer console with the device toolbar.

How to delete Instagram posts on a computer?

Generally, when you open the Instagram posts and try to remove a post, the delete option is not available on the menu list.

Instagram Post options in website without Delete command

However, here are the steps to delete the Instagram post on computer:

Step 1: Launch the Chrome Browser on Desktop.

Step 2: Open your Instagram profile. ex:

Step 3: Right-click for more options and select Inspect. This will open the developer console on Chrome browser.

Chrome Browser Inspect Element option

Step 4: Click on the Toggle device toolbar in the developer console.

Device toolbar Chrome

Step 5: In the drop-down select any device like iPhone X and set scale to 100%.

Device toolbar options in Chrome

Step 6: Reload the Instagram profile page.

Step 7: Click on the Feeds icon to switch.

Instagram Feeds icon

Step 8: Click on the horizontal 3dots icon  for more options

Step 9: Select the Delete option.

Instagram posts delete on computer browser

Step 10: Finally, Click on Delete command to confirm that you want to remove the Instagram post.

That’s it. Your Instagram post will be deleted from the desktop site on PC. As I mentioned, you will be able to delete the post any browser without using any external software. Even mass delete an Instagram Photos using InstaG Purger.

Video tutorial to delete Instagram Photos on desktop

Here is the video demo on the above steps that show how to delete the Instagram posts on computers easily without any software program or extensions. It’s simple and easy!

How to Delete Instagram Posts on Computer Browser?

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28 Responses

  1. Peter Stevens says:

    there is no delete option when you do this – please remove this advice

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hi Peter, did you try refreshing after switching ON developer mode? I could see the delete command option.

  2. Some Gurrrl says:

    Thanks! Worked well!

  3. Debra says:

    Any command/extension to delete photos in a multiple photos post without deleting/archiving the entire post?

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Unfortunately, that isn’t possible.

  4. Sam says:

    Thanks. Worked like a charm.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Glad to know that, Sam!

  5. Schwarma says:

    I think maybe the performance of the developer option may be browser-dependent, when I do f12 the responsive bar at the top does not appear so I cannot follow these instructions. Could you disclose the browser that you are using or make sure it is working in other browser? Thank you

    • Kushal Azza says:

      I am using the Google Chrome browser. Perhaps it should work with Microsoft Edge which is also developed using the same Chromium backend.

  6. PJ Harmon says:

    This works. Thank you so much!

  7. Tumelo Mapheto says:

    Thank you so much.

  8. thank you bruv says:

    holy shit thank you you deserve a shit ton of love. my phone broke and i rlly needed to delete something u are a chad.

  9. BISH says:

    GENIUS!! Thank you!!

  10. Sunil says:

    Hello, I tried the steps but the synyax error pops up in the chrome area, what could be the problem

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Not really sure what kind of error you received. Can you please screenshot and send the imgur link?

  11. Jose says:

    Thank you so much!

  12. samra says:

    i accidentally messed up w/ the like display where there is written responsive n i like changed the width n length n my web app is not like a web app anymore its like a phone but its annoying as the things dont fitt , please help me fix it to as it was beforee

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hello Samra, you can select the desired model and make from the same Responsive drop-down. Click on Responsive and select the desired from available options.

  13. JLynn says:

    Thanks! It worked 🙂

  14. Narita says:

    Worked perfectly, thank you for the great tip!

  15. daniel says:

    is there a way to delete multiple posts ?

  16. David Jacobin says:

    Brilliant!! It works perfect

  17. Venumi says:

    Worked perfectly! Thanks

  18. Razor Rahim says:


  19. Guess who! says:

    Fucking hell! You saved my life with this post! I was already worried I’d have to install the app just to delete my old posts. Thanks!!!

  20. mj says:

    this is awesome!!!!

  21. hbic says:

    worked great thanks

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