How to Deactivate Instagram Account

How to Deactivate Instagram Account: Some find it hard to believe but it is actually possible to deactivate your Instagram account temporarily. Deactivating an Instagram account protects it from the view of other users, therefore the account will no longer exist but all the data which include pictures and video will not be erased, they will be saved till the account is ready to be recovered. Though the account no longer exist, your username is also protected, no one else can claim it till you are back to recover your account.

Below are the steps to take to deactivate your Instagram account but note that deactivating an Instagram account is only done on Instagram website and not on Instagram app.
  • Visit the Instagram website via
  • Login to your Instagram account by entering your username and password
  • At your home page, go to your profile by clicking on the person-shaped icon at the top right corner
  • Click “edit profile”
  • Find your way down and click “temporarily disable my account”
  • Then you have to give reason why you choose to disable your account, click “why are you disabling your account?” and choose any factor that fits your reason
  • For this to be completed, you will need to enter your password, so click “to continue, please re-enter your password”
  • Confirm that you really want to deactivate your account by clicking “temporary disable account” 
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If you truly followed the steps above, then you have successfully deactivated your Instagram account temporarily. You can reactivate your account anytime you feel like by logging in to your Instagram account using your username and password, then your account will be restored to its initial state before it was deactivated.

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