Search Buscar

    How to deactivate Instagram account

    Who I am
    Llu铆s Enric Mayans
    Author and references

    Preliminary information

    Before explaining in detail how to deactivate Instagram account, I have to give you some important preliminary information about it.

    You must know, in fact, that there is more than one option to limit one's presence on the famous photographic social network: the first, as already mentioned in the opening bars of the post, provides for the temporary deactivation of the profile; the second, on the other hand, allows you to hide photos to all people except those who authorize themselves to view the profile; finally, the third, the more drastic one, provides for the permanent cancellation of the account.

    Which solution is best suited to your case is entirely up to you to choose it; however you have to take into account that deactivation temporary o final of the Instagram account can only be performed from a browser, acting through the official website of the social network. Therefore, if you ask yourself how to deactivate Instagram account from app, I'm sorry to tell you you can't. You have to act from a web browser, which then is from a PC or smartphone / tablet makes no difference: the steps to be taken are always the same.

    Furthermore, in case you want to opt for a permanent deactivation, I advise you in advance to make a backup of all the contents you have uploaded to Instagram, in order to have a local copy of them.

    To do this, start the Instagram app for Android or iOS, press the icon of thelittle man, in order to go to your profile screen; after that, go to the section Settings> Security> Download data, pressing on its menu items. Finally, theemail address where you want to get a copy of the data and press the button Request the download, in order to receive the link for downloading the archive (the generation of the aforementioned link could also take a few hours or a few days).

    You can also do this from your PC, from the Instagram site; in this case, log into your account and click onicona dell'omino located at the top right. At this point, go on Settings> Privacy and security and press pulsating Request the download.

    Once this is done, press the button NEXT, type the Password of your Instagram account and click the button Request the download to start creating the archive with all your data. This could take anywhere from a few minutes to several days, depending on the amount of data to be processed.

    As an alternative to the download function offered by Instagram, you can take advantage of programs or applications that allow you to mass download all the photos on an Instagram profile, such as 4K Stogram, a free software for Windows e MacOS which I told you about in more depth in my guide on how to save photos from Instagram.

    How to disable Instagram account temporarily

    deactivate the Instagram account temporarily, you must act from the website of the social network, using a browser for online browsing: the procedures, therefore, are the same, regardless of whether you decide to act as computer or from smartphone / tablet. Be aware, however, that the procedure in question can only be done once a week.

    To start, then, connected to the official Instagram site, and log in to your account (if required). Now, click on theicon of'little man, to go to your screen Profile, pigia sul pulsating Edit the profile, scroll the page that is shown to you and, finally, click on the item Temporarily disable my account.

    At this point, specify the motivation behind your choice, using the drop-down menu located next to the item Why are you deactivating your account?. Then fill in the text field located next to the item To continue, enter your password again, typing the Password related to your Instagram account and, finally, presses the button Temporarily disable the account.

    After these steps, your Instagram account will be temporarily deactivated: consequently your photos, your comments and all your "likes" will be hidden until the account is reactivated.

    Subsequently, in order to restore your Instagram account again, all you have to do is log in again from the app or browser: the temporary deactivation procedure will in fact be canceled and you can immediately start using your profile again just as you did until before the Suspension.

    In case of doubts or problems, read my guide dedicated more specifically to the topic.

    How to deactivate Instagram account permanently

    It is your intention deactivate the Instagram account permanently? Also in this case you must proceed from a web browser, by connecting to a specific section of the well-known photographic social network, which cannot be reached via the smartphone app.

    Therefore, regardless of whether you are using a browser for browsing from computer or from smartphone / tablet, click here to immediately connect to the Instagram web page to delete the profile and, if requested, log in to your account by typing username e Password.

    On the Web page that will be shown to you at this point, presses on the drop-down menu located next to the item Why do you want to delete [your account name]? and select one of the available options, in order to explain to the Instagram team the reasons behind your choice to delete the account. Finally, type the Password of your account and click the button Delete [your account name].

    Once the procedure in question has been completed, your Instagram account will be permanently deleted and it will no longer be possible to reactivate the profile: to use the social network again, in fact, you will have to make a new registration.

    In case of doubts or problems, read my guide dedicated more specifically to the topic.

    Alternative solutions

    Alternatively, if you don't want to deactivate your Instagram account but just want to hide your photos from people you don't know, you can set your profile as private. By doing so, in fact, excluding your current followers - who will continue to be able to see your content - no Instagram user will be able to view the photos and videos you post, without your explicit authorization.

    To set your account as a private account, start the Instagram app on your smartphone and go to the menu Settings> Privacy. Finally, move up ON the relative levetta all'opzione Private account and confirm the operation by pressing on the item Switch to private mode.

    To proceed from the Web, instead, go to the section Settings> Privacy and security of the official Instagram site and put the check mark on the item Private account.

    Once you have set up your Instagram account as private, in order for other people to see the content you post, you will need to approve the requests of those who wish to become your followers.

    In case of second thoughts, to make your profile public again, go back to the Instagram privacy settings menu and move back to OFF the relative levetta all'opzione Private account (or disable the check mark on the appropriate item, from the Web), confirming that you want to change the privacy and go to public mode.

    For more information on this, refer to my more specific tutorial on the subject.

    How to deactivate Instagram account

    Audio Video How to deactivate Instagram account
    add a comment of How to deactivate Instagram account
    Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.