How to Deactivate Instagram Account—If you want to take a break from Instagram without deleting your account, you can opt to deactivate it.

Deactivating an Instagram account is pretty easy:

  1. Log in to instagram.com from a computer or a mobile browser. It’s not possible to deactivate an account via the Instagram app.
  2. Click your profile picture in the top right and select Profile Edit Profile.
  3. Scroll down until you find Temporarily disable my account in the bottom right.
    How to Deactivate Instagram Account
  4. Answer the Why are you disabling your account? section by selecting an option from the drop-down menu and re-enter your password. The deactivation option will only appear once you’ve done this.
  5. Finally, click Temporarily Disable Account.

Pretty easy, right? Keep in mind that you can only temporarily disable an account once a week.

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