How to deactivate instagram account 2023 [Easy Guide]

deactivate instagram account

Deactivate/delete your instagram account

Step 1: Log in to Instagram

Open the Instagram app on your mobile device or go to the Instagram website on your computer. Enter your username and password to log in to the account you want to deactivate.

Step 2: Go to your Profile

Once you’re logged in, you’ll land on the Instagram home feed. Tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen (app) or click on your profile picture at the top right corner of the website to access your profile page.

Step 3: Access Settings

On the app, you’ll see three horizontal lines (hamburger menu) at the top right corner of the screen. Tap on it to open the menu, and then select “Settings” at the bottom of the menu. On the website, you’ll find a gear icon next to “Edit Profile” at the top right corner of your profile page. Click on the gear icon to access settings.

Step 4: Navigate to Account Settings

Scroll down the Settings page (app) or click on See more in Accounts Center” on the left-hand side menu (website), then select “Account Privacy” (website) to access account settings.

Step 5: Personal Details

Select the Personal Detail Option on your Instagram app.

Step 6: Account ownership and Control

After these step you need to click on it.

Step 7: Deactivate Your Account

On the app, select “Temporarily Disable Account” from the list of options. On the website, you’ll find the “Temporarily disable your account” option at the bottom of the page.

Step 8: Select a Reason

Instagram will ask you to provide a reason for deactivating your account. You’ll see a drop-down menu with different options like “Too busy,” “Can’t find people to follow,” “Concerned about my data,” etc. Select the reason that best matches your decision.

Step 9: Enter Your Password

To ensure account security, Instagram will ask you to re-enter your account password.

Step 10: Deactivate Account

After entering your password and selecting a reason, click on the “Temporarily Disable Account” button (app) or “Temporarily Disable Account” (website) to proceed.

Congratulations! Your Instagram account is now deactivated. You won’t appear in search results, and your profile, photos, and posts will be hidden from other users. However, your data is not deleted, and you can reactivate the account at any time by simply logging back in with your username and password. If you decide to permanently delete your account, the process is different, and it’s essential to review Instagram’s Help Center for more information on that.

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