If you want to get away from Instagram, there are a few things you may do. Whether you’re seeking to delete your account for mental health reasons or not, temporarily deactivating your account may help you control your Instagram scrolling habits or give you time to make that final deletion choice.
Your profile is effectively hidden from the rest of the world when you deactivate your account. Your account will appear to be inactive, your images will not appear in other people’s liked posts or tagged photos lists, and no one will be able to contact you through the site. There will be no indication that your profile has been temporarily disabled — it will simply vanish.
If you log in as usual, your account will be reactivated. Obviously, this isn’t the most difficult obstacle to conquer if you’re having trouble spending too much time on Instagram, but it’s a start.
You can deactivate your account for as long as you want; when you log in again after a week, three months, or a year, your account will be just where you left it. The only limitation to this feature on Instagram is that you can only deactivate your account once each week. There is no explanation for the existence of this restriction.
While some social networking platforms are renowned for hiding deactivation or deletion options; deactivating your Instagram account is a straightforward process.
You can only deactivate your account right now if you’re using a desktop or mobile browser. On the mobile app, there is no method to deactivate your account.
- Login to Instagram on your web browser.
- Click “Edit profile” on your profile to change your username, bio, and personal information. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click the “Temporarily disable my account” hyperlink.
- Select a reason for deactivating your account from the drop-down menu (it doesn’t matter which option you choose) and reenter your password in the field below on the following page.
- By clicking the “Temporarily Disable Account” option at the bottom of this page, you can temporarily disable your Instagram account. On all of your devices, you will be logged out of your account and sent to the Instagram homepage.
It’s as easy as logging in to reactivate your account. You can reactivate your account using a desktop browser, a mobile browser, or the mobile app.