Last Updated on Aug 18, 2020
Its good to know that you have decided to take a break from Instagram and want to enjoy the real world outside. I’m not criticizing Instagram, we all know that Instagram has gained many more users within a short time compared to any other social apps. And many Instagram users are running campaigns, promoting their products, sharing their real-life experiences to the world, etc, this is how Instagram is beneficial for us.
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On the other side, you have a threat of hackers who may use your private pictures and information. This is another negative point that encourages people to disable the Instagram account. Whatever your reason is behind temporarily disabling the Instagram account, it can be done by following this short tutorial.
Also, if you don’t have any further intensions to use the Instagram account, then you can also permanently delete the Instagram account on PC.
How to Temporarily Deactivate Instagram Account on PC/Mac
Note: To disable Instagram, you cannot use the Instagram app because the app doesn’t have an option to temporarily disable the Instagram account, it can only be done from Computer.
What will happen when you temporarily disable Instagram account?
Once you temporarily deactivate your Instagram account, all of your pictures, likes, comments, and profile will disappear from Instagram until you reactivate it.
Disable Instagram Account
Step #1: Go to Instagram on your macOS or Windows PC.
Step #2: On the top-right side, click on your “Profile” section.
Step #3: Click “Edit Profile”.
Step #4: Scroll down to the bottom and click on “temporarily disable my account”.
Step #5: To continue deactivating the Instagram account on Mac/PC, you will need to select the reason “Why are you disabling your account?”
Step #6: It is mandatory to select a reason, otherwise, you cannot disable the Instagram account on PC/Mac.
Step #7: Once you select the appropriate reason, re-enter your password.
Step #8: Lastly, click on “Temporarily Disable Account”.
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This is it! Your Instagram account has been temporarily disabled. As I said earlier, all the photos, likes, comments, and profile information will be hidden and will only appear once you reactivate your Instagram account.