How to disable Instagram account

How to disable Instagram account

InstaGrowing Editor

Updated 29.01.2019

Nowadays Instagram became an essential part of our everyday life. We check our profile multiple times a day, just to check out what’s new from people we follow. As Instagram is an extremely active and growing platform it bursting with tons of content, so we cannot just focus on the work and life.

The same goes for bloggers with a large audience. They constantly have to upload photos, leading a life “to the show”. Of course, this is all individually, but there are moments in life when you want to change everything and pause time or remove your account.

How do I delete my Instagram account?

Unfortunately, the “Delete Your Account” option is not available anymore on Instagram.

Back to 2015, page for deleting Instagram account looked like this:

Now, you will be redirected to the Help Centers offer you disable the account and not permanently:

So, now you can disable profile only for a while. We’ll explain all in just 5 steps how you deactivate account simply and quickly.

How to disable the Instagram account

Step 1: Go to and log in to your account.

Step 2:  Click on “Edit Profile” button in the upper right corner.

Step 3:  In Edit Profile menu in the lower right corner, click on the button “Temporarily disable my account”.


Step 4: You will see a menu next to the “Why do you disable your account?”, where you need to specify your reason.

Step 5: Then, the system will require you to enter the password again, after which you can temporarily disable your account.

Please note that the parameter allows you to disable an account will appear only after you specify the reason.

Activate the Instagram account after disable

If after some time, you change your mind and want to continue using your account as before, you can easily restore your profile.

Just go to and log into your account again!


That is ready! Everything is simple, fast, and does not require any specific knowledge. Enjoy!


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