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To most people, Instagram is a simple image sharing platform. To others though, it can be a place to store precious memories, keep in touch with friends and loved ones, or promote their business. Protecting your account is the best way to avoid losing it, and it can be as simple as learning how to change your Instagram password when you think it might be compromised.

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Whether you’re using the Instagram website or official app, tt’s easy to change or reset your Instagram password if you know how to do it. We’ve listed the steps below, so you can make sure your Instagram account is safe and secure.

How to change an Instagram password on a web browser

Instagram has become a lot more browser-friendly in recent years, adding the ability to send and receive DMs on the web (even if uploading an actual photo is much more complicated). Thankfully, changing your Instagram password on the web is simple and quick. In fact, it’s actually much easier than it is in the app.

Assuming you already know your current password (if you don’t, scroll down to find out how to reset it), it takes just a few seconds to change to a new password. Just log in, open your profile, then click Edit Profile. From there you’ll see the option to Change your password. Note that you will need to log in again with the new password anywhere you use your account, like your phone.

For those of you who want it spelled out, we’ve listed the step-by-step instructions below.

How to change an Instagram password on the web:

  1. Log into your account at www.instagram.com.
  2. Click your avatar in the top right of the screen.
  3. Click Edit Profile, then Change Password.
  4. Enter your old password once, then the new password twice.

How to change an Instagram password in the app

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The process for changing your Instagram password in the app is a bit more complicated. It still only takes a few minutes, but there are a lot more steps and if you don’t know where to look it can be confusing.

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Once you’re logged into your account (see below if you lost your password), tap your avatar in the bottom right to open your profile. From there, you have to tap the menu icon in the top right (or swipe right) to open a hidden panel, then tap Settings at the bottom.

Then, tap Security, and finally Password. Enter your old password once and the new password twice, and you’re good to go. This time the task is confusing and warrants step-by-step instructions, so you can find them listed below.

How to change an Instagram password in the app

  1. Log into your account in the Instagram app.
  2. Tap your avatar in the bottom right to open your profile.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top right (or swipe right) to open the menu.
  4. Hit Settings at the bottom.
  5. Tap Security, then Password.
  6. Enter your old password once, then the new password twice.

How to reset an Instagram password

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It’s a terrible feeling when you try to log in to Instagram and realize you forgot your password. For those occasions when you can’t log into your account to change it, it’s just as easy to reset your password using your account name and email address.

All you need to do is click this link and enter your account contact information. A few seconds later you will receive an email to reset your password. It really is that easy!

You can also reset your Instagram password in the app. On the login screen, just hit Get help signing in below the password field and enter your email, username, SMS, or Facebook account (if it’s linked). Follow the instructions and you should be able to reset and change your password in just a few minutes.


That’s it for our guide to how to change or reset your Instagram password. Check out some of our other Instagram guides below!

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