How to delete Instagram Permanent or disable it temporarily
Are you among those addicted people who keep checking their Instagram every minute for the latest update ? Are you feeling Instagram is the cause of your low productivity and searching how to delete Instagram account permanently?
There is no second thought about the fact that social media is an addiction specially Facebook, Instagram and we keep on checking our profile every minute to know what’s the latest update from our friends and family. While social media is not a bad choice to get in touch with our loved ones, spending too much of our time on social media can affect the productivity.
If this is something happening with you or something else makes you want to delete your Instagram account, bookmark this page. This article gives clear guidance about it !
How to Delete Instagram
Without going much into details why anyone wants to delete their Instagram account, let’s get to the procedure that explains every step about how to delete Instagram.
One thing that I like about Instagram is, it gives you two choices to get rid of your account. They are..
Disable Instagram account temporarily – You can temporarily disable your Instagram account that wouldn’t delete photos or videos and other data saved on your Instagram profile. You can get all of them back once you get back on Instagram again.
Delete Instagram account Permanently – The other choice is to permanently delete Instagram account. If you chose to do that, you will lose all the photos and videos saved on your Instagram account. Also you wouldn’t be able to login to it ever.
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I’ll explain step-wise process how to delete Instagram account permanently as well as how you can temporarily disable it. If you aren’t sure whether you really want to delete your Instagram account, I’d suggest to go for temporary disable as you can always log in to your account in case you change your mind.
However, in case you are firm about deleting your Instagram account, saving the photographs and videos on phone or laptop will be a smart idea (If you had deleted it from your phone after uploading it to Instagram).
Let’s go ahead with the process.
How to disable Instagram Temporarily-
It is very easy to temporarily disable your Instagram account. Just follow below simple steps and you’ll be able to do that.
- Go to your favorite browser on Laptop and open Instagram.
- Login to your account.
- Go to Profile by clicking profile button as shown by red arrow in below screenshot.
- Click “Edit Profile”
- Scroll down to bottom and look for link “Temporarily disable my account” (highlighted in red in below screenshot).
- Select a reason why do you want to disable your Instagram account.
- It will ask you to re-enter the password. Do that.
- Hit “Temporarily Disable Account” button and you are done !
How to re-activate Instagram Account:
In case you want to re-activate your Instagram account, you can do that by simply log into your account. To do that, go to Instagram, enter your email, password and hit Log in button. That’s all !
How to Delete Instagram Account permanently
If you have decided and want to know how to delete Instagram account permanently, follow below steps. Mind you, once you delete your Instagram account, you wouldn’t be able to log in again and all the data such as photos and videos that you’ve posted on your Instagram account will be gone for forever.
Assuming, you’ve made up your mind, here the process:
- Go to your favorite browser and go to the page to delete Instagram.
- Log in to your account.
- Chose the most appropriate reason why do you want to delete your Instagram account from drop down menu.
- Re-enter the password.
- Hit “Permanently Delete my account” red button (Caution: it will delete your account permanently including the videos, photos etc).
- Once hit your account will be deleted.
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