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How to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account (and how to activate it again)

21 mayo, 2021

If you need to get away from social networks for a time and you are looking how to deactivate an Instagram account temporarilyThe good news is that there is a very simple way to do it.


The first thing to consider is that when you deactivate it no one will be able to access your content or your profile: view your photos, follow your account, comment on past posts, etc.

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How to temporarily deactivate an Instagram account

Anyone who wants to temporarily deactivate their account should know that it cannot be done from the application, since it will be necessary to resort to the web version.

Once we have logged into the web version of Instagram, we will have to click on the icon that takes us to our profile and click on the option that allows you to edit it.

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At the bottom right, in blue, we will see a message that tells us that we can “temporarily disable” our account. We have to click on this option to continue.

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It will take us to another page where a drop-down menu appears with several options: “I need a break”, “I created another account”, “I am concerned about privacy”, “I am too busy / it deconcentrates me too much”, etc.

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We will choose the option that matches the reason we have to temporarily leave the social network and it will ask us for the password in order to apply the changes.

How to reactivate it

To reactivate it again, we will simply have to log in through the application or the web version. When you log in, it will be reactivated automatically, so you will not be able to enter your account without reactivating it.

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Anyway, with a simple search in Google we will realize that there are many people complaining that they are not able to access their profile again. If you have this problem, you simply have to follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram and enter the username
  2. Press “have you forgotten your password?”
  3. Enter the email to send the password to log in
  4. Enter the email and open the Instagram message to recover the password with the username (make sure you put the username correctly)
  5. Change Password
  6. Remove the Instagram application from the mobile and reinstall it
  7. Open the Instagram application and enter the username and new password