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To most people, Instagram is a simple image sharing platform. To others, it can be a place to store precious memories, keep in touch with friends and loved ones, or promote a 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, it’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

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Instagram has become a lot more browser-friendly in recent years (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.

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 on Settings.
  4. Select Change Password.
  5. Enter your old password once, then the new password twice.
  6. Hit Change Password.

How to change an Instagram password using the app

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The process of 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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How to change an Instagram password in the app:

  1. Log into your account in the Instagram app.
  2. Tap on your avatar in the bottom right to open your profile.
  3. Tap the three-line menu button 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.
  7. Tap the check icon in the top-right corner.

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. 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.

How to reset your Instagram password using the website: 

  1. Go to Instagram’s password reset website.
  2. Enter your contact information.
  3. Check your email. You will receive an email from Instagram with a link to reset your password.

How to reset your Instagram password using the app: 

  1. Launch the Instagram app.
  2. On the login screen, just hit Get help signing in below the password field.
  3. Enter your email, username, SMS number, or Facebook account.
  4. Follow instructions to reset password.

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