How To Deactivate Instagram Account?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
Deactivate Instagram

Are you tired of scrolling through glamorous lifestyles on Instagram? Well, you can take a break by temporarily deactivating your Instagram account.

Steps To Deactivate Instagram Account From PC:

Step 1:

Open the Instagram browser and click the profile icon

Tap “Settings”

tap settings

Step 2:

Scroll down the settings page; you will see the “Temporarily deactivate my account” option on the right-hand side.

Click the option.

temporarily deactivate account

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Step 3:

You will have an account deactivation page.

Account deactivation tab

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Step 4:

Enter the reason for deactivation and re-enter a password to deactivate your Instagram account.

Once you enter data, click “Temporary deactivate account”

Deactivate account

Step 5:

Tap “Yes” to confirm

tap yes

Your account will be temporarily deactivated. You can re-active anytime.

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How to deactivate Instagram on iPhone?

Step 1:

Open your Instagram app and tap “Profile icon”.


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Step 2:

Tap “Hamburger 3 lines icon” and then tap “Settings”


Step 3:

Tap “Account”


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Step 4:

Tap “Delete account”


Step 5:

Tap “Deactivate account”

Your account will be deactivated.

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How can I deactivate my Instagram account on my phone?

You can’t deactivate your account on your phone. You have to log in to the browser for temporary deactivation.

How long can I deactivate my Instagram account?

You can deactivate your account as long as you want. You can reactive it anytime by logging back into your account.

Why can’t I deactivate my Instagram account?

You can always deactivate your account by logging into the browser. Go to settings, and tap temporarily deactivate my account.

Will deactivating Instagram delete messages?

No, deactivation doesn’t affect your uploaded and present data, messages, and visuals. Once you login back, you can access old chats.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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