Social media has been proven by multiple research organizations to cause mental health deterioration and multiple social disorders as we are naturally inclined to make comparisons of people’s lives to own. Instagram comes as the leading platform as its photo-centric feed constantly feeds pictures of people living their best lives, albeit a good number is fake. For this reason, many people have chosen to delete their accounts and apps altogether to regain their mental health and put themselves on a path to a positive self-image. You can alternatively choose to temporarily disable your account besides the section to view liked pictures and videos on Instagram.
This is how to permanently or temporarily delete your Instagram account.
Deleting an Instagram account on a desktop web browser
Log in to Instagram
Navigate to settings
Temporarily disable my account
Delete your Instagram account
Deleting an Instagram account on iPhone app
Deleting or temporarily disabling an Instagram account on the app is not as direct-forward as using a web browser. This method eventually lands you to a web link on the app where you can delete or temporarily disable an Instagram account. Here are direct links to temporarily disable an Instagram account or permanently delete it.
As you can see from the steps above, it is way easier to visit Instagram’s accounts management section with a browser of your choice to temporarily disable an Instagram account or permanently delete it.