How to Temporarily Deactivate Instagram Account

This article will cover how to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account, making it hidden from the public for as long as you want.

The steps are similar on the app and desktop versions of Instagram, so it doesn’t matter which one you use.

Here’s how to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account:

Open the Instagram app or go to on a web browser. If you’re not already signed in, tap “Log In” or enter your email address and password.

Tap the profile picture icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen to access your profile page (or click your profile picture icon in the top right on desktop).

Tap “Edit Profile.”

Scroll to the bottom of your profile page and tap “Temporarily disable my account” in the bottom-right corner.

Select an option from the drop-down menu next to “Why are you disabling your account?” and re-enter your password. Then tap “Temporarily Disable Account.”

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