Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks on the planet right now. The platform does an amazing job of finding out other people who you might know and connect you to them.
To do so, Instagram accesses a bunch of information on your phone, including your phone number and contact details to find out if your contacts are on Instagram. This also means that if you’re in someone’s contact list, you can be found rather easily, even if you would rather not.
In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can remove your phone number from your Instagram account. Do keep in mind that as a side-effect, you will lose two-factor authentication on your account so make your decision wisely.
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Removing phone number on the Instagram app
The process is actually quite simple and straightforward. Follow these steps.
- Open the Instagram app and tap on your profile picture in the bottom right.
- Tap on the Edit Profile button on your profile page.
- Scroll down to find the Personal Information Settings link. Tap on it to proceed.
- Tap on your phone number.
- Remove the phone number and hit Next.
Aforementioned, doing this will also remove two-factor authentication from your account which can be a big security risk.
How to remove phone number from Instagram on PC?
If you’re using Instagram on your PC, here are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1: Head over the Instagram site and log in with your account. Head over to your profile page by clicking your profile picture in the top-right.
Step 2: Click on the Edit Profile button.
Step 3: Scroll down to find your phone number. Simply remove it and click on Submit.
Do keep in mind that you need to have a verified email address linked to your account before you remove your phone number.
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