How to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account

How to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account
How to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account
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You can temporarily deactivate your Instagram account, but not delete it to prevent others from finding or seeing your profile and your posts. Thus, Instagram will not be able to transmit your nickname to another user after a moment of inactivity and you will not need to back up your photos or videos, as they will remain private until the day you decide to restore your account. However, you cannot temporarily deactivate your account from the Instagram application.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Temporarily deactivate the account

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 1

Step 1. Go to the Instagram site

Go to https://www.instagram.com/. If you are already logged in to Instagram, you will be taken to the home page.

  • If you are not yet logged in, click Log in at the bottom of the page, enter your username and password, then click Log in.
Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 2

Step 2. Select the profile icon

This is the icon representing the shape of a person, located in the upper right corner of the page.

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 3

Step 3. Click Edit Profile

This option is just to the right of your username at the top of the page.

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 4

Step 4. Scroll down and click Temporarily deactivate my account

This option can be found in the lower right part of the profile edit page.

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 5

Step 5. Indicate the reason for deactivating the account

To do this, check the box next to the option Why are you deactivating your account?

then select a reason.

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 6

Step 6. Enter your Instagram password

Enter the password in the field to the right of To continue, please re-enter your password..

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 7

Step 7. Click Temporarily Deactivate Account

This button is at the bottom of the page.

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 8

Step 8. Click OK when prompted

This will deactivate your account and sign you out of Instagram on all of your devices.

Part 2 of 2: restore the account

Temporarily Disable an Instagram Account Step 9

Step 1. Log in

To restore your account, log into Instagram using your username and password. If you have logged in to the Instagram site, you will have to log in again on each of your devices.

Advice

  • You can reactivate your account at any time. To do this, you just have to reconnect.
  • You will have to wait a few hours to reactivate your account, right after deactivating it. The deactivation process must first be completed and this can take hours. If so, wait and try again afterwards.

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