Is Instagram so engrossing it is keeping you from having a productive life? Conversely, maybe it’s not good enough or there are certain things in there you would rather live without seeing. Regardless of your position, sometimes it’s better to simply let go of your account. We re here to help you go through the process of deleting your Instagram account.

It’s not too complicated to get rid of your Instagram profile, but there are some things worth noting. First, there are two options for making your Instagram account disappear: You can delete it temporarily or permanently. The main difference is that deleting it permanently will erase all your photos and videos. Suspending it will simply make your data invisible, but all your content will be there when you decide to come back.

Ready? Let’s take you through the steps for each method.

How to temporarily disable an Instagram account:

  1. Use a browser to go to Instagram.com (you can’t do it from the application).
  2. Log in.
  3. Click on the profile button in the top-right corner.
  4. Next to your profile picture and user name, select “Edit Profile”.
  5. Scroll down and select the “Temporarily disable my account” link.
  6. Select a reason why you are disabling your account.
  7. Re-enter your password.
  8. Click on the button that says “Temporarily Disable Account”.
  9. To reactivate the account, simply log back into it.

How to delete an Instagram account (permanently)

  1. From a browser, go to Instagram’s dedicated page for deleting accounts.
  2. If you are not logged in, you will be asked to do so.
  3. Select your reason for deleting the account.
  4. Re-enter your password.
  5. Select the red button stating: “Permanently delete my account”.
  6. Your account is now gone.

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Wrapping up

There you have it, guys. If you have made the choice to step out of the Instagram world, these are all the steps you need to follow to take care of business. Now hit the comments and let us know why you are leaving! If I was to delete my account, it would be temporarily, and probably to avoid distractions.

And when you do come back, don’t forget to follow Android Authority on Instagram!

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