Password requirements for Instagram

4 requirements for Instagram account password on their website and mobile apps:

  • Your password must be at least 6 characters
  • Password cannot be particularly weak, like “abc123”
  • Must contain numbers, letters or special characters
  • You cannot use any password you’ve used before

Instagram Password Tips

  • DON’T use the word “password” 
  • Avoid sequential numbers or letters like 1234 or abcd
  • Leave out personal information like your name or birthday
  • The longer you can make your password, the better (six character min)
  • Include a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letter, special characters, and numbers
  • It’s a good idea to use different passwords for different services


We rate Instagram password requirements strength with 5 of 5 locks.