Account and Notification Settings

Instagram Settings

You can log out of the Instagram app or Instagram on the web by going to your profile.

Instagram on the Web

  1. Tap or click in the top right
  2. Tap or click to the right of your username then select Log Out

iPhone or Android

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Log Out of [username].

If you're having trouble logging in, try these tips.

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To get to your account settings:

  1. Go to your profile by tapping .
  2. Tap in the top right.
  3. Tap Settings.
From there, you can:
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Two-factor authentication is a security feature. If you set up two-factor authentication, you'll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing Instagram from a device we don't recognize.

There are several two-factor authentication methods you can use with your Instagram account. To get started with two-factor authentication, choose either:

You'll need to have at least one of these set up in order to use two-factor authentication.

Note: After you've turned on two-factor authentication, you'll be able to access recovery codes for your account if you have issues receiving a code. Learn more about recovery codes.

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If you've turned on two-factor authentication and a code can't be sent due to connectivity or delivery issues, you'll still be able to complete the process with a recovery code.

To get a list of recovery codes for your account:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. TapSettings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Two-Factor Authentication.
  4. Tap Recovery Codes.

To cancel your current recovery codes and get a new set of codes:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. TapSettings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Two-Factor Authentication.
  4. Tap Recovery Codes.
  5. Tap Get New Codes.

Keep in mind that you must be logged in to your Instagram account to access the list of recovery codes or get a new list. You should copy the codes to your clipboard, take a screenshot of them or save them in some other way so that they're available when you log into Instagram.

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Instagram saves searches in Search & Explore to make it easier for you to find your favorite accounts and hashtags again quickly. To clear your search history:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Below Account, tap Search History.
  4. Tap Clear Search History.

Keep in mind that clearing your search history is temporary, and that searches you clear may reappear in your history after you search for them again.

You can also hide individual accounts to permanently remove them from your search history and keep them from reappearing:

  1. Tap and then tap the search bar at the top of the screen
  2. Tap Top or People, then tap and hold the accounts you'd like to hide from your history
  3. Tap Hide
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We may send notifications for several reasons, including:

  • Someone liking or commenting on one of your photos or videos
  • Someone mentioning you in a comment

You can adjust your push notifications from your account settings.

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You can choose to get push notifications when someone likes or comments on your post. If you have notifications turned on, you can also choose accounts that you want to receive notifications about.

To turn push notifications on or off:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Push Notifications and adjust your settings.

To receive notifications about specific accounts that you follow, go to the profile or that account and tap (iPhone) or (Android) > Turn on Post Notifications.

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You can stop receiving push notifications from Instagram by adjusting your settings.

To mute push notifications on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Your Activity > Notification Settings.
  4. Tap next to Mute Push Notifications.

Learn how to see how much time you've spent on Instagram.

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If you've added multiple Instagram accounts, you may get push notifications from any account that has them turned on. This depends on when you last logged in and the number of devices that are logged in to an account.

To quickly see the number of notifications for each account you've added, go to your profile and tap your username at the top.

Learn more about adjusting push notifications.

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You're in control of your data on Instagram. You can view your account data or download a copy of your data on Instagram at any time.

Reviewing your data on Instagram

From Instagram on the Web:
  1. Go to your profile and click
  2. Click Privacy & Security
  3. Scroll down to Account Data and click View Account Data
  4. To review a specific type of data, click View All.

From iOS or Android:

  1. Go to your profile and tap
  2. TapSettings
  3. Scroll down and tap Account Data
  4. Tap Request Download
  5. To review a specific type of data, tap View All.

Downloading a copy of your data on Instagram

If you want a copy of everything you've shared on Instagram, you can request a download of your data in a machine readable (JSON) format. You'll need your Instagram account password to request this information. Learn more if you've forgotten your password or can't log in.

From Instagram on the Web:

  1. Go to your profile and click
  2. Click Privacy & Security
  3. Scroll down to Data Download and click Request Download
  4. Enter the email address where you'd like to receive a link to your data and enter your Instagram account password
  5. You'll soon receive an email titled Your Instagram Data with a link to your data. Click Download Data and follow the instructions to finish downloading your information.

From iOS or Android:

  1. Go to your profile and tap
  2. TapSettings
  3. Scroll down and tap Data Download
  4. Tap Request Download
  5. Enter the email address where you'd like to receive a link to your data and tap Request Download
  6. Enter your Instagram account password
  7. You'll soon receive an email titled Your Instagram Data with a link to your data. Click Download Data and follow the instructions to finish downloading your information.
Note: It may take up to 48 hours for us to email you a download link. Some data you have deleted may be stored temporarily for safety and security purposes, but will not appear when you access or download your data.

If you can't access your Instagram Account and still want to download a copy of your data, you can contact us.

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You can see the average amount of time you spent on Instagram within the last 7 days. Time spent on Instagram starts when you open the app, and ends when you close it or switch to using another app on your device.

To see how much time you've spent on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Your Activity. You'll see the average time you spent on Instagram in the last week.

You can set a reminder to let you know when you've spent a certain amount of time on Instagram.

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You can set a reminder to let you know when you've spent a certain amount of time on Instagram.

To set a time spent reminder:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Your Activity > Set Daily Reminder.
  4. Choose an amount of time and tap Set Reminder.
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Phone Settings

You can save photos that you've filtered and edited on Instagram to your phone. To save your photos to your phone:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings > Original Photos.
  3. Tap to next to Save Original Photos.

When you have Save Original Photos turned on, every photo you post on Instagram will also be saved to your phone's library.

Note: People using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.

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If you've chosen to save your Instagram photos to your phone, the high-resolution versions of your photos are automatically saved to your phone after you share the photo on Instagram.

Photos are saved to your phone in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution is 2048x2048 on iOS and varies on Android.

Android

Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.

Apple iOS

Photo resolution for photos taken within the Instagram app (not from your phone's library):

  • 2048x2048 on the iPhone 4s and later
  • 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4
  • 1536x1536 on the iPhone 3GS

Keep in mind that photos from your phone's library (not taken within the Instagram app) may save at a lower resolution.

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To change the language you use in the Instagram app, you can adjust your language settings:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language.
  4. Choose the language you'd like to use.

As of version 8.4, Instagram supports the following languages:

  • Afrikaans/Afrikaans
  • Arabic/العربية (Android only)
  • Bulgarian/Български (Android only)
  • Canadian French/Français (Canada) (Android only)
  • Chinese/中文(繁體/简体)
  • Croatian/Hrvatski
  • Czech/Český
  • Danish/Dansk
  • Dutch/Nederlands
  • Farsi/فارسی (Android only)
  • Finnish/Suomi
  • French/Français
  • German/Deutsch
  • Greek/Ελληνικά
  • Hebrew/עברית (Android only)
  • Hungarian/Magyar (Android only)
  • Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia
  • Italian/Italiano
  • Japanese/日本語
  • Korean/한국어
  • Malay/Bahasa Melayu
  • Norwegian/Norsk
  • Polish/Polski
  • Portuguese/Português
  • Romanian/Română
  • Russian/Русский
  • Serbian/Српски (Android only)
  • Slovak/Slovenčina
  • Spanish/Español
  • Swedish/Svenska
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai/ภาษาไทย
  • Traditional Chinese - Hong Kong/中文(香港)
  • Turkish/Türkçe
  • Ukrainian/Українська
  • Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt
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To adjust your device's Android settings for Instagram:

  1. Open your phone's settings
  2. Tap Apps
  3. Scroll down and tap Instagram

You'll see the option to uninstall the app and remove Instagram from your phone. You can also clear your cache and data (reset all of the memory on your phone), adjust notifications, and change the default setting for the app.

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To turn location services on or off:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and go to your iPhone's Settings
  2. Tap Privacy > Location Services
  3. Scroll down and tap Instagram
  4. Select Never or While Using the App to choose location access

Instagram's default setting for location is off, but you can turn location on whenever you post a photo. You'll choose whether or not to allow Instagram access to your location.

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