How to Hide Instagram Account

Are you looking to go incognito for a few days, weeks, or months, as you indulge in a little break…

Are you looking to go incognito for a few days, weeks, or months, as you indulge in a little break from social media?

Hiding your Instagram account is easier than you might think – with Instagram supporting a series of actions including temporary deactivation as well as full blown account deletion.

Let’s take a closer look at how to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account as you go into social media hiding – and what this does to your profile.

What Happens When You Deactivate Your Instagram Account

It’s important to understand that deactivating and deleting your account are two very different actions.

Deactivating your account is a temporary measure, and one which can be reversed at any time. When you deactivate your account, it disappears from the experience and newsfeed of others, though you still have access to reinstate it at any time. Best of all, when you do decide to reopen your account, it returns to normal as if it never left.

For those looking to go into hiding on Instagram and hide their account from other users for a period of time, then deactivating your account is the easiest thing to do.

How to Deactivate An Instagram Account

If you want to temporarily deactivate your account and hide it for a period of time, then follow these steps…

  1. Head to your profile page and click on the menu button in the top right hand corner
  2. Click on ‘Settings and Privacy’
  3. Select ‘Accounts Centre’ then ‘Personal Details’
  4. Click on ‘Account Ownership and Control’

It is in this account ownership section of Instagram’s settings that you can control deactivation as well as deletion. You can also reactivate your account from within this account ownership menu at any time, ensuring that you can come out of Instagram hiding as and when you’re ready!

We hope this helps! We all deserve – and sometimes need – a break from Instagram. Luckily, the app makes this very easy to do, and even easier to reverse!