In my post 2016 Personal Social Media Inventory, I shared the social media I was currently using. I also shared the outlets I was definitely keeping, the ones I planned to get rid of and several I was still mulling over.
Instagram was one of my maybes. I had decided to close this account, because I wasn’t getting much value from it. When I went to close out my account, I saw they had an option to temporally disable the account. It stays disabled (hides everything) until you activate it again.
I decided to hedge my bets by simply disabling my Instagram account. If I decide I really want it after all, I don’t need to recreate everything. If I don’t go back for another six months or a year, I’ll fully delete it.