How to deactivate or permanently delete your Instagram account

How to deactivate your Instagram account

You can easily deactivate your Instagram account temporarily or permanently depending on the need. However, you can’t do it within the Instagram app.

You can only do it via a desktop browser. Here is a step by step guide on how to deactivate your Instagram account.

  1. Open www.instagram.com on your desktop browser.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Click on your profile picture at the top-right corner of the page.
  4. Select Edit Profile.
  5. Scroll down and click Temporarily Disable My Account at the bottom-right corner of the page.
  6. Pick an option when asked why you are disabling your account.
  7. Re-enter your password.
  8. Click Temporarily Disable My Account.

How to permanently delete your Instagram account

You can also as easily permanently delete your Instagram account on your desktop browser by following the guide below.

  1. Open www.instagram.com on your desktop browser.
  2. Log in to the account to permanently delete
  3. Go to Instagram’s Delete Your Account page.
  4. Select an option when asked why you are disabling your account.
  5. Re-enter your password.
  6. Click on Permanently Delete My Account

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