A Simple Guide On How To Deactivate Instagram Account

How to Deactivate Instagram -Go to the Instagram app and tap your profile icon at the top right corner of your home screen. - Tap "Settings" in the top right corner of the menu that opens. - Scroll down and select "Deactivate your account." - Tap "Deactivate" on this page, and then enter your password to confirm.

Instagram is a platform that allows users to share pictures and videos with their followers. Users can also engage in conversations with each other and create hashtags to help promote their content. It’s a great place to connect with friends and family, but sometimes you may want to deactivate your account.

If you don’t want anyone else using your account, then it’s best to permanently delete it. However, if you just need a break from Instagram for a few weeks or months, then one of these methods will do the trick!

In this guide, we'll show you how to deactivate Instagram.

To deactivate your Instagram account, follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Instagram account on a mobile device or computer. If you are logged into the app, close it and reopen it from your home screen or desktop.

2) Tap on the profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

3) Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu that appears.

4) Select "Deactivate Your Account." You will be taken to a page with additional information about deactivating your account and what happens when you do so. Scroll down on this page until you see a button called "Deactivate My Account."

5) After entering your password and clicking Continue, you'll be given a list of options for how long you want to keep your account deactivated (up to one year). Select either of these options and click Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page.

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  1. What if I want to reactivate my account later?

You can reactivate your account at any time by logging back into it. Simply select the "Log In" option on the home page and enter your username and password.

  1. How do I delete my Instagram profile?

Deleting your account is permanent. If you decide to delete your account, your photos, videos, comments, likes, and followers will be permanently deleted. To keep the content, you have shared on Instagram before deleting your account, download it using the tools below:

- Download posts: Tap [More] at the bottom of a post and tap Download. You'll see a notification when the download is complete.

- Download stories: Tap [More] at the top of your feed and then tap Your Story. You'll see a notification when the download is complete.

  1. How long does it take to deactivate my account?

It depends on how fast you can get through the process above. But generally speaking, it shouldn't take more than a few minutes at most.

  1. Should I keep my account active if I want to reactivate it later?

No! If you want to reactivate later, make sure your account is completely deleted before you try to do so. If you don't delete it first, it will be much harder (or impossible) for us to restore it for you later on down the line.


We hope this guide has helped you learn about how to deactivate Instagram.

We know that it can be hard to say goodbye to social media, but once you've taken a break from Instagram, we're sure you'll see all the ways it's made your life better.

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Jamin Orrall
Jamin Orrall co-founder jeffthebrotherhood.com.