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Social Media is one of the biggest distractors in the modern workplace. Employees often feel the temptation to check their “feed” or post various highlights of their day, leading to a decrease in productivity. Oftentimes, it is hard to realize how often you pick up your phone each day to check out news, friends’ highlights, or sports; however, once you feel the need to stay focused, you may consider deactivating or even possibly deleting your Instagram account along with other social media platforms. If you are one of the 1 billion monthly Instagram users and you feel the need to deactivate or delete your account, you have come to the right place. 

In just a few simple steps, you can simply deactivate or delete your account, free-of-charge. If you are looking for a way to increase productivity or keep your life private, removing Instagram off your phone is one of the best ways to do so. 

How to Permanently or Temporarily Delete Your Instagram Account

To Temporarily Delete Your Instagram Account: 

  1. Head to and click on the profile icon on the top right of your screen
  2. Click Edit Profile 

  1. Scroll down until you find the option of Temporarily disable my account 
  2. Give a reason as to why you are disabling your account and proceed to re-entering your password

To Permanently Delete Your Account: 

  1. Head to this URL 
  2. Give a reason as to why you are deleting your account
  3. Re-enter your password
  4. Click on Permanently delete my account 

Deleting or temporarily deactivating your Instagram account is extremely simple. Whether you are sick of the platform or have privacy concerts, Instagram’s user-friendly interface allows you to get rid of your account in a matter of seconds.

Want to learn more daily tips and lifeskills? Check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet Series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like snoozing notifications, setting your availability, and creating a custom emoji!

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