How to Temporarily Disable Your Instagram Account

Temporarily disabling your Instagram account erases your profile from the social network for the period of time that you want off the site. Your Instagram URL will become invalid, users won’t be able to find you in search, and they also won’t be able to contact you. These features will be restored when you reactivate your account.

You can temporarily deactivate your Instagram account no matter if it’s a personal account, creator account, or a business account.

Oddly enough, you can’t disable your account from the Instagram app on iPhone or Android. You’ll need to use the Instagram website instead.

Step1: Start by opening the Instagram website on your desktop or smartphone browser, and log in with the account that you want to disable.

Step 2: Go to your Profile tab and select the “Edit Profile” option.

Step 3: Click on ‘Settings’ and scroll down to the end of the page.


Step 4: Select the “Temporarily disable my account” link.

Step 5: You need to specify a reason for deleting the account.


Step 6: Enter your account password.

Step 7: Click on the “Temporarily Disable Account” option

Your Instagram account will now be disabled and you’ll be logged out of the Instagram app on your smartphone. To confirm, you can try searching for your Instagram username. Instagram will either tell you that the user doesn’t exist or that they haven’t posted anything yet.


Do not forget to read our other Article on ‘How to delete Instagram account‘.

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