In this guide, we give you a detailed step-by-step breakdown to Delete or deactivate your Instagram Account.

The advantage of deactivating, rather than deleting it, is that you have a way to return at some stage in the future should you change your mind.

Should You Delete or Deactivate Your Instagram Account?

Temporarily Deactivate Instagram Account

Log In

Edit  Profile

Temporarily Disable Account

Permanently Delete Your Instagram Account

Once you delete your account, your username will be "used up."  You can't sign in again to re-establish it.

Reactivate Your Instagram Account

As soon as you log in, Instagram will ask you if you want to reactivate your account. Click on that choice, and your account returns.

Retrieving a Forgotten Instagram 

Your options:

Send an Email

Log in with Facebook

Download Your Instagram Pictures and Account Details

Settings          Privacy and Security

Data Download

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