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How to reactivate an Instagram account that has been disabled: 3 simple steps

On: January 12, 2021

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, mainly because it lets users share photographs on their feed for others to see and get admired. However, the platform can get addictive very soon and you might want to deactivate your Instagram account for various reasons.

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If you do this, you might want to reactivate your account at some point, and thankfully, doing so is a breeze. In case you are done with the break, you can reactivate your Instagram account and pick up from where you left off. However, bear in mind that this only works with a deactivated Instagram account. In case you’ve deleted your Instagram account, you can’t reactivate the same account and have to create a new one.

How to reactivate Instagram account: step-by-step guide

In order to reactivate a disabled Instagram account, you've to simply log back in

In order to reactivate a disabled Instagram account, you’ve to simply log back in

As mentioned, you cannot reactivate your Instagram account if you delete it instead of disabling. Therefore, if you are just taking a break and plan to return to Insta later on, it’s advisable to disable your account instead of deleting.  Also, note that you will not be able to reactivate your account for 24 hours once it’s deactivated.

Below are the three simple steps required to reactivate a disabled Instagram account.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your smartphone or go to the website
  2. Click on login and enter the user name and password of the account you wish to reactivate
  3. Click on login
  4. You will be able to see your feed and your account will be restored to normal

Yes, all you need to reactivate a disabled Instagram account is to log back into the same account. There are no complex steps and your account will be back to how you left it when you deactivated it.

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