If you’ve found yourself spending too much time scrolling through your Instagram feed and want to take a break, deactivating your account may be a good option. Deactivating your account temporarily disables your account, and your profile, posts, and comments will be hidden until you reactivate it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to deactivate your Instagram account.
Step 1: Log into Your Instagram Account
To deactivate your Instagram account, you first need to log into your account using your username and password. You can do this either on your phone or your computer.
Step 2: Go to Your Profile Page
Once you’ve logged in, go to your profile page by tapping on your profile picture on the bottom right of the screen.
Step 3: Access Your Account Settings
From your profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines on the top right corner of the screen. This will open a menu. Scroll down until you see the “Settings” option, and tap on it.
Step 4: Choose “Security”
From the settings menu, tap on “Security” to access your account security settings.
Step 5: Select “Deactivate Your Account”
In the Security menu, select “Deactivate Your Account.” Instagram will then ask you why you want to deactivate your account. Choose an option from the drop-down menu, or select “Something Else” if your reason isn’t listed.
Step 6: Re-enter Your Password
Instagram will ask you to re-enter your password for security purposes. Enter your password and tap on “Deactivate Account” to confirm.
If you change your mind and want to reactivate your account, simply log back in, and your account will be reactivated. However, if you want to delete your account permanently, you will need to follow a different process.
Deactivating your Instagram account is a great way to take a break from social media and focus on other things in your life. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by Instagram, don’t be afraid to take a step back and deactivate your account.