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Recover a stolen Instagram account

Here is a handy guide to recover your stolen Instagram account in a few minutes without creating a new one. As criminals become more sophisticated, you never know when or how your account might be in danger.

If you remember your Instagram email ID

If you still have access to the email account used for your stolen Instagram account, you can get your account back by requesting a password reset. Just request a new password for your account by clicking the “Forgot Password?” link on the login screen.

If this didn’t work for you, the next section will be the last resort to get your stolen Instagram account back.

Recovery without an email ID

If you don’t have access to your email account, in case your email account also got stolen, or the intruder has somehow succeeded in changing the email from your account settings.

  1. You can go to the Instagram website,
  2. Click on Help, Privacy & Safety Center,
  3. Then Report Something,
  4. Go to Hacked Accounts,
  5. Select “I think my account has been hacked”
  6. Click on “report it to us.”
  7. Then star filling in the recovery form labeled as “Report a Hacked Account”.

Make sure you provide all valid information while filling in this form. This way you will regain access to your account in some time, depending on the time taken by the Instagram team to recover your account. You may need to talk to support about any deleted content.