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Huge Instagram update lets you bulk delete your photos – here’s how to do it

INSTAGRAM is making it easier to give your profile a bit of a spring clean.

The US social media app this week began rolling out new account controls that allow you to delete posts, likes and comments in bulk.

Instagram's new 'You Activity' section is rolling out worldwide

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Instagram’s new ‘You Activity’ section is rolling out worldwideCredit: Instagram

It means you can remove or archive posts, Stories and Reels that you no longer want on your profile en masse.

The feature will be available within the app’s revamped “Your Activity” section, which allows you to see and manage your content, interactions and more.

Instagram announced the redesign alongside changes to its account security and recovery tools in a blog post on Tuesday.

“At the end of last year, we started testing a new experience for people to see and manage their activity on Instagram in one place,” the Meta-owned firm wrote.

“Now this new experience, called ‘Your activity,’ will start rolling out to everyone.”

To access “Your activity” go to your Profile and tap the menu icon in the upper right corner. Next, tap Your activity.

Instagram has added a number of new ways that you can view or delete posts and interactions.

They include the ability to view, archive or delete photos, videos, likes and comments that you’ve shared on the app.

You could do this previously but had to manually wade through your past posts one by one to do so. Now, you can wipe them in bulk.

The new section also lets you sort and filter content and interactions by date and search for past comments, likes and stories replies from specific date ranges.

In addition, you can find content that you’ve recently deleted, view your search history, see the links you’ve visited and download your information.

The company first previewed the changes in December, saying at the time that it could be “important for teens to more fully understand what information they’ve shared on Instagram.”

The app has come under renewed pressure in recent months to build more safety measures for younger users.

Making it easier to view and delete past activity could be viewed as a way to make the app a more secure and less pressurized space.

Instagram is one of the world's most popular apps

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Instagram is one of the world’s most popular appsCredit: Getty

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Caroline Bleakley

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