How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily

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We all smartphone users must have an Instagram account that we use to upload our favorite photos to showcase them in front of our followers. We make followers on Instagram to show our photos to them.  

We follow others whose photos we like to see whenever they upload. The Instagram account is all about uploading photos, following others, and making followers.  

Sometimes when our photos are really incredible and they touch the heart of the followers, they like them as well as give a compliment on them by means of commenting on photos. Recently Instagram brought some other features like Instagram stories, sending a recording to followers, etc to attract users, and users also liked it and they use it more frequently.  

But at some point in time, you might have thought to get rid of Instagram and wanted to stay away from it for some time. Then you might have thought of deactivating it for a temporary period of time. If you are reading the article then I must be sure that you have the intention of deactivating your Instagram account. You might have thought about how to deactivate the Instagram account temporarily. Then you are in the right place.

In this article, I will be showing you how to deactivate an Instagram account temporarily with graphical elaboration and with a step by step procedure. It is very easy to deactivate any Instagram account. Just take a look at the following process.    

How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily

  In order to deactivate the Instagram account, first, you need to log in to your Instagram account. One thing that should be noted here if you can’t deactivate the Instagram account from within the Instagram app. So you need to log in to Instagram from a mobile browser or computer.   After you log in, the home page of the Instagram will open, and at the top right corner of the screen, you can see the logo of a person as shown in the following picture. Just tap or click on it.    

  •  As you click, you will be entered into the profile section of Instagram. Here select the Edit Profile option as shown in the picture below.    
  •  Now scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you will see a link written Temporarily Disable my account. If you want to deactivate the account, just click or tap on it.    
  •  The next step will ask you to give a reason for the deactivation of your Instagram account. Choose your reason for which you want to deactivate your account. Now give the Password. As you give the reason for the deactivation and the password, the button for the deactivation will be active.   Now click on Temporarily Disable Account.  

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And that’s it; you just deactivated your Instagram account. Temporarily deactivating Instagram account will hide your account, your profile, photos, comments, and likes and if you want to reactivate it in the future, then you can reactivate it by logging into the account with the same username and password.  

That was a way when you want to stay away from the Instagram account. And if you want to get rid of the Instagram account forever, then you can permanently delete the Instagram account by following the procedure.  

If you delete your Instagram account permanently, then your account, your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes, and followers will be permanently removed. And if you don’t want that then you can just deactivate temporarily by going through the above-discussed steps of how to deactivate an Instagram account temporarily.

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How to delete Instagram account permanently

In order to delete the Instagram account permanently, at first log into your account. Then click here to go to the delete page. If you are not already logged into your account on the web, then you will be asked to log in first. One thing that you may notice that you can’t delete your Instagram account from within the Instagram app.  

After you logged in, Instagram will ask you through a drop-down menu for the reason of the deletion of your account. If you are satisfied with your answer, give the password and click on Permanently delete my account. And your account will be deleted.  

If you would like to delete a different Instagram account, then first log out from your account and again log into the desired account and follow the above procedure.

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