You have an Instagram account for sharing and following your favorite photos and videos. Maybe you enjoyed the service at some point, but now you want to pull the plug. Perhaps the algorithmic feed is driving you nuts; maybe you’re wasting too much time watching stories.
No problem. Instagram offers a couple of options.
If you just want to take a break from the service on the chance you might return to it in the future, you can disable your account. If you definitely want to cut the cord, you can delete your account for good. Disabling your account just renders it inactive until you sign back in. Deleting your account removes your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes, and followers. Let’s look at both options.