How Do I Get a Photo of Me Taken Off of Instagram?

If you've found a picture of yourself on Instagram and want it taken down, you can use Instagram's report form to have an investigation launched. However, first you should ask the poster to remove it. If the picture is part of a blackmail effort or is illegal in some other way, you should also report the incident to the police.

Instagram lets people easily post pictures online. Sometimes, that can lead to problems, like when you find your private pictures being used without your permission. If you have found an image of yourself on Instagram and want it taken down, keep on reading. This article will teach you how to have the image removed.

Ask the Poster to Remove the Image

The first thing you can do to address this problem is to try is to ask the individual who posted your image to remove it from the platform. Just visit the poster's profile, click on the message button, and ask them politely to remove the image. Explain that this is an image of you and you do not want it to appear on the platform or to be shared by others. If they are reasonable, they should take it down for you.

Report the Picture to Instagram

If asking nicely doesn't do the trick, the next thing to do is to report the problem to Instagram to request that the site's admins take it down. First, take a screen shot of the post with the picture, in case you need it as evidence. Then, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Instagram's website and, if you have an Instagram account, sign into it.
  2. Go to the Instagram report form.
  3. Indicate whether you have an account with Instagram.
  4. Enter you email address.
  5. Indicate what kind of content it is or whether you are blocked from viewing the content.
  6. Click on the Send button.

Instagram's staff will review the issue and notify you of their decision once they make it.

Contact the Police

If the picture is intimate in nature, or is part of a blackmail effort, or involves your personal information, you should also contact the police and file a police report. Bring the screenshot you took with you.

Contacting Instagram

If you need any additional help from Instagram, contact a customer service representative. You can reach one by help forum or phone.

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