If you use Instagram on a shared mobile phone or computer, it’s a good idea to log out of your account when leaving the device. This ensures that the other person using the device cannot access your account. We’ll show you how to do it.
Log out of Instagram on mobile.
To log out of your Instagram account on an iPhone or Android phone, first open the Instagram app on your phone.
In the Instagram app, from the bottom bar, select the profile icon (which is the last icon this time).
Your profile screen will open. Here, in the top right corner, tap the three horizontal lines.
From the menu that opens, select “Settings”. This opens a settings menu for Instagram.
On the “Settings” screen, scroll down. Then, below, tap on “Logout”.
A “Logout” prompt will appear on your screen. Here, turn off the “Remember login information” option so that no one can log you back in, and then tap on “Logout”.
And Instagram will log you out of your account.
To use your account again with the app, you’ll need to re-enter your Instagram username and password.
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Log out of Instagram on the desktop.
To log out of your Instagram account on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, launch the Instagram site in a web browser on your computer.
On the Instagram site, in the top right corner, click on your profile icon.
From the menu that opens after clicking on the profile icon, select “Logout”.
And immediately, Instagram will be logged out of your account in your web browser.
You are now safe to leave this tool for others to use, as access to your account has now been removed.
Don’t forget to log out of Gmail.
It’s easy to reset your password if you forget your password for your Instagram account.
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