Welcome to another guide by AskCaty. As we all know that Instagram is such a popular network allow users to upload their pictures and videos. Users can explore different photos, follow their favorite accounts and much more. But sometimes some people do get fed up from consistent use of any social network. In the case of Instagram, many people won’t even know how to deactivate their Instagram account or How to delete their Instagram account.
We’ll show users how to temporarily disable their account if they want to take a rest from Instagram and we’ll also discuss how to delete an Instagram account. Well, most of the users use Instagram through iOS or Android app for Instagram because only smartphone app allows users to upload pictures or videos but that doesn’t work here. For disabling your Instagram account or deleting Instagram account, you will have to access your Instagram account through Instagram Web.
How to Disable Your Instagram Account
Well, some users don’t want to delete their Instagram forever because all they want is a little break from Instagram. So they prefer to disable or deactivate their account so they can get their account to activate whenever they feel like coming back on Instagram. So let’s follow following steps for temporarily disabling an Instagram account.
First, you have to do is to log in your account by browsing Instagram.com from your phone browser or Desktop. You can not proceed to disable your Instagram account from within the Instagram app for iOS or Android.
Click on the user icon at the right top of the Instagram web page. Clicking that will open your Instagram profile and you will see the option of ‘Edit Profile’. Click on that particular options to proceed to profile settings.
After opening that edit profile page, all you have to do is to scroll down the page to find out ‘Temporarily Disable my account’ at the end of that page. Click or tap that specific option.
After that you have to select an option for ‘Why are you disabling your account ?’ by clicking on. Selecting a reason is must to proceed to disable your Instagram account. After selecting any reason, it will ask you to re-enter the password of your Instagram account.
Clicking on ‘Temporarily Disable my account’ will disable your account on a temporary basis.
Congratulations you have successfully managed to disable your Instagram account, now you can have a break from Instagram for a while.
Reactivating that disabled Instagram account is very simple, all you have to do is to login by your account on Instagram and you will get your account activated back.
How to Delete Your Instagram Account
Well to be very honest, sometimes all people want is to get their Instagram deleted forever. This can happen because of some personal or professional reasons as well. So for deleting Instagram some people won’t know how to delete. Let’s check out the simple and only way of deleting your Instagram account forever. Remember you can’t have your Instagram account back unlike in the case of temporarily disabled.
For Deleting your Instagram, once again you have to access the Instagram website from a Web browser on phone or Desktop. You can’t even delete your Instagram account from within the Instagram app for iOS or Android.
Log in to your Instagram account from the web browser on any smartphone or PC. After logging in your Instagram account all you have to do is to go to Delete My Account page. Remember you will have to open this page separately in the same browser as you can’t get this link from the settings section.
Select any reason for Deleting your account from the given menu list of possible reasons. Remember you can’t have the option to delete your account without selecting any specific reason. Instagram make sure users provide reasons before leaving the network because this helps Instagram to improve their user services.
After selecting any reason from the menu, you will be asked to re-enter your Instagram account password. Entering password will show you an option to Delete your account. Click or tap on that option to delete your Instagram account forever.
Congratulations you have successfully managed to delete your Instagram account forever.
I hope this guide will help you to Disable or Delete your Instagram account as per your preferences.
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