How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile

Do you want to learn how to deactivate  Instagram account temporarily in Mobile? If your answer is ‘Yes’, then this tutorial is for you.

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We have many social networks available for interacting with family and friends, and Instagram is one of them.  As one of the biggest in the world, the platform has invested in several resources to keep users active and happy,  but there are those who may choose to take a break and deactivate their account.

Although simple, the process is kind of “hidden” by the company for obvious reasons. But today, I will show you how to deactivate your Instagram account temporarily using your mobile phone.

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Instagram (or any other social network) doesn’t want to lose users, even temporarily. This is why the option to deactivate your account is not even available in the Instagram app. To deactivate your account,  you need to access the social network through your mobile or PC browser.

You should note that by deactivating your Instagram account, your profile, photos, comments and likes will be hidden temporarily until a new login is made. In addition, the social network only allows you to request deactivation once a week. If you just want to change who can view the account, you can make Instagram private or block people.

That said,  let’s get down why we are here.

How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile?

Follow the instructions below to get it done within 3 minutes:

  1. Open your mobile browser and enter Instagram:
    Go to and log in with your account details;How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile
  2. Enter the profile editing area:
    When the page loads, click on your photo in the lower right corner and then the “Edit Profile” button;How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile
  3. Deactivate the account:
    Scroll down and click on “Temporarily deactivate my account”;How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile3
  4. Choose a reason for deactivating the account and enter your password:
    Under “Why are you deactivating your account?”, select one of the reasons listed and then enter your password in the field below;How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile
  5. Confirm your decision:
    After entering your password, click the “Temporarily Deactivate Account” button to complete the process.How to deactivate Instagram account temporarily in Mobile

Disable or delete?

Deletion is the most drastic method. This action permanently removes your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes and followers from the platform. But in case of regret or you decide to change your mind in the future, you have up to 30 days to restore the account through a new access.

On the other hand, if you just want to take a break, deactivating Instagram temporarily is the best option. After all, your profile will only be hidden from other people and reactivation can be done quickly, even after the deactivating the account.

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