If you ever hit a point on your Instagram journey, where you feel the content you have been posting is no longer relevant and you wish to start from scratch, then there is some good news for you. In the past, in order to remove all posts from your profile, you had to do it one at a time. This was easy if your profile had a small number of posts, but if your content is in the hundreds or even thousands, the process would take days, sometimes even weeks. There were some third-party apps that helped you bulk delete posts, but paying for these services became very difficult to justify, especially considering that it is an operation that you expect to have pre-built into the app. Fortunately, Instagram seems to have understood this issue and now, there is a way for you to bulk delete the posts on your profile, and reduce a week-long process to mere few minutes.
In this guide, we will show you how to bulk delete your posts on Instagram.
Step 1. Open the Instagram app on your smartphone.
Step 2. Tap on the profile icon at the bottom right-hand side of the home page. This will open your profile page.
Step 3. Now, tap on the three-line icon on the top right-hand side of the profile page.
Step 4. From the menu that pops up, tap on the ‘Your Activity’ option.
Step 5. In the menu, tap on the ‘Photos and Videos’ option.
Now, you will be able to choose the content you want to view. For the sake of this tutorial, we will go with the photos option, but if you are looking to bulk delete reels or video content, you can choose the corresponding option. To access the photos, tap on the posts option.
Step 6. Now, tap on the ‘Select’ option on the top right hand side. You can now select the photos that you want to delete.
Step 7. Once you are happy with the selection, tap on the ‘Delete’ option and commit the action.
The posts will now be deleted from your profile. At the moment, you can delete up to 100 posts at a time, which is a good enough starting point. Maybe Instagram will let us select all posts in a future update, but we are very thankful to see this option as it makes the deletion of unnecessary posts very easy and hassle free.