Social media can be an overwhelming place and sometimes a little toxic for people. Therefore, it is only natural for one to take a step back from this constant conversation. One way to do this is to completely delete social media accounts. Another way to take a break and detox is to deactivate these accounts.
So, here is a step-by-step guide that will help you take a break from social media including Facebook and Instagram:
How to deactivate your Instagram account from your PC
Step 1: Log in to instagram.com from your PC.
Step 2: Click on your profile picture in the top right and then click on Profile.
Step 3: Now, click on Edit Profile option.
Step 4: Scroll down and then click on Temporarily deactivate my account in the lower right corner of the window.
Step 5: Why are you deactivating your account from the drop-down menu?
Step 6: Re-enter your password.
Step 7: Click on Temporarily deactivate account option.
Step 8: Click on Yes to confirm.
How to Deactivate Your Instagram Account from the iOS App
Step 1: Open Instagram on your iPhone and log in.
Step 2: To go to your profile, tap on your profile picture in the bottom right.
Step 3: Tap on More options in the top right, then tap on the Settings & Privacy option.
Step 4: Tap Account, then tap Delete Account at the bottom.
Step 5: Tap on Deactivate Account.
Step 6: Select an option from the drop-down menu below Why are you deactivating your account?
Step 7: Re-enter the password for your account.
Step 8: Tap on Temporarily deactivate account.
How To Deactivate Your Facebook Account From Your PC
Step 1: Open Facebook on web browser and log in to your account.
Step 2: Click on your profile picture in the top right of the window.
Step 3: Select the Settings and Privacy option.
Step 4: Next click on the Settings option.
Step 5: Now click on Privacy option and then click on Your Facebook Information.
Step 6: Click on the Deactivation and Deletion option.
Step 7: Select Deactivate Account Now, and then click on Continue to Account Deactivation and follow the instructions to confirm.
How to Deactivate Your Facebook Account from the iOS or Android App
Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: At the bottom right of Facebook, tap on the Menu option.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on the Settings & Privacy option and then tap on Settings.
Step 4: Tap on the Profile access and control option.
Step 5: Now tap on the Deactivation and Deletion option.
Step 6: Tap Deactivate Account, then tap Continue to deactivate account and follow the instructions to confirm.
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