There are two ways to deactivate your Instagram account:
- From the Instagram app:
- Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
- Tap the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Account.
- Tap Deactivate Account.
- Enter your password and tap Deactivate.
- From the Instagram website:
- Go to the Instagram website and sign in to your account.
- Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on the Settings icon.
- Click on Account.
- Click on Deactivate Account.
- Enter your password and click on Deactivate.
When you deactivate your account, your profile, photos, videos, and comments will be hidden from other users. However, your account information will still be stored by Instagram. You can reactivate your account at any time by logging back in.
Here are some things to keep in mind when deactivating your Instagram account:
- You will not be able to use your account until you reactivate it.
- If you have any pending follow requests, they will be canceled.
- If you have any scheduled posts, they will not be published.
- If you have any saved drafts, they will be deleted.
If you’re not sure whether you want to deactivate your account permanently, you can choose to temporarily disable it instead. This will hide your profile, photos, and videos from other users, but your account information will still be stored by Instagram. You can reactivate your account at any time by logging back in.
To temporarily disable your account:
- Follow the steps above to deactivate your account.
- Instead of tapping Deactivate, tap Temporarily disable my account.
- Enter your password and tap Temporarily disable.
Your account will be disabled for 7 days. If you don’t reactivate it within 7 days, it will be permanently deleted.
I hope this helps!