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Some Points are needed to be considered before you proceed to delete or deactivate your Instagram account.
If you have decided to take this temporary measure (deactivate your Instagram account temporarily), your photos profile, comments, and likes will be hidden entirely but when you log back, all the activity will be restored itself.
If you have decided to take the permanent measure (to permanently delete your account forever), your photos profile, comments, and likes will go like as they never were there. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to recover.
Most importantly if you decide to re-register your account again, your username will be gone and chances are that someone would have taken that username.
Also, Instagram can’t reactivate deleted accounts so think twice before deleting it forever.
You may not want to disable your Instagram account permanently for now. If so, you can delete your Instagram account temporarily by following these steps:
Update: It was reported in March 2019, that Facebook employees had access to passwords of 600 million Instagram users. An internal investigation was carried out by the company which concluded that passwords stored were not misused or leaked to any third party. However, it is an alarming sign for users who are concerned about their internet privacy and online freedom.
Who’s to say your account details weren’t or can’t be misused? Security experts have advised all users to take precautionary measures before it’s too late!
Apparently, Instagram is safe for use. However, the platform compromises your privacy and security making you vulnerable to external threats by hackers and cybercriminals. For e.g. a hacker can learn a lot more about you by checking out your pictures on Instagram. They can use this information to harm you and hack into your accounts or devices.
Cyberstalkers also use this information to monitor your daily activities and gather enough information so they can blackmail you or harm you in any manner.
It is advised to use VPN whenever surf online, it not only helps you to remain anonymous but also secure you from hackers to track your activities online.
Want to reclaim your online privacy? You might want to check below guides: