Want to step away from Instagram? Deactivating your account is simple, so it doesn’t matter if you’re trying to do it for your mental health, to prevent the app from playing a part in Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse (they’ve already tried stealing the @metaverse handle from an Australian artist), or because it’s recently started to resemble TikTok.
Deactivating your account momentarily may help you control your Instagram scrolling behavior or buy you some time if you decide against completely deleting your account.
What Does Deactivating Your Account Really Do?
Your profile is virtually hidden from the public once you deactivate your account. Your account will appear to be inactive, no one will be able to reach you on the site, and your photographs won’t appear in anyone else’s liked posts or tagged photo lists. Your profile won’t provide any indication that it has been temporarily disabled; it will simply vanish.
If you log in normally, your account will become active once more. It goes without saying that this isn’t the hardest challenge to get beyond if you’re having trouble spending too much time on Instagram, but it’s a step in the right direction.
If you check in after a week, three months, or a year, your account will be exactly where you left it. You can keep your account disabled for as long as you’d like. You can only deactivate your account once each week, which is the sole restriction Instagram gives for this service. There is no justification provided for this restriction.
How to Make Your Instagram Account Inactive
Instagram accounts may be deleted extremely easily, while other social networking applications are known for hiding deactivation or deletion options.
Currently, you must be logged in on a desktop or mobile browser in order to cancel your account. On the mobile app, there is no method to deactivate your account. I’ll terminate my account on a desktop computer, but mobile users can follow the same instructions.
With only a few clicks when logged into Instagram through a web browser, you can delete your account.
- Navigate to Instagram on Any Browser and Login To Your Account.
- Click on your profile photo in the top right corner of your screen, either from your profile or your feed, then choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- Your “Edit Profile” tab will then open, allowing you to update your username, bio, and other personal information. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and click the “Temporarily disable my account” link there.
- Choose a reason for deactivating your account from the drop-down menu on the following screen (it doesn’t matter which option you choose), then enter your password again in the box that appears.
- At the bottom of this page, click the “Temporarily Disable Account” button.
- If you want to cancel your account, Instagram will ask you to confirm. Select “Yes” from the menu.
- All of your devices will immediately log you out of your account, and Instagram’s main page will be displayed again. The public can no longer see your account!
How to Make Your Instagram Account Active Again
Reactivating your account is as simple as checking in whenever you wish to do so, whether you’re doing so to share vacation images and rejoin that platform or simply deactivate your account permanently. You can log in using a desktop computer, a mobile browser, or the mobile app to revive your account.