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How to Disable Instagram App [2023]

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To disable your Instagram account, you can follow these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app on your device.
  • Tap on the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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  • Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.

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  • Tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the menu.

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  • Tap on “Temporarily disable my account” at the bottom of the page.

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  • Choose a reason for disabling your account from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter your password.
  • Tap on “Temporarily Disable Account”.

Keep in mind that when you disable your account, your profile, photos, comments, and likes will be hidden until you reactivate your account by logging back in.

Learn: How to unlock Instagram Accounts

If you decide you want to permanently delete your account, you can do so by contacting Instagram’s support team.

How to Disable Instagram Stories

To disable Instagram stories, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your device.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the menu.
  5. Tap on “Privacy”.
  6. Tap on “Story”
  7. Toggle the switch next to “Allow Stories” to the off position.

This will prevent other users from seeing your stories, but you will still be able to see stories from other users that you follow.

Keep in mind that this will only hide your stories from other users and will not delete them.

If you want to delete your stories, you can do so by going to your profile and tapping on the three dots in the top-right corner of each story. From there, you can tap on “Delete” to remove the story from your profile.

Disable Instagram App Completely on the Android

To disable the Instagram app on an Android device, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app on your Android device.

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  • Scroll down and tap on “Apps” or “Apps & notifications.”

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  • Find the Instagram app in the list of installed apps and tap on it.

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  • Tap on the “Disable” button.

This option may not be available on the new Android versions, so, users just have to uninstall the app.

Note: If you don’t see the “Disable” button, you may need to tap on “Uninstall” instead and then confirm that you want to uninstall the app.

This will remove the app from your device, but you can always reinstall it later if you want to use it again.

If you just want to temporarily disable the app and don’t want to uninstall it, you can also use the “Force stop” button to stop the app from running and using resources on your device.

This can be useful if you want to save battery life or free up memory.

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