How to make Your Instagram Private

Make Instagram Private

In times like these, when social media is becoming more and more social, you should keep tabs on what you share.

Thanks to Instagram Private feature, you can decide what you want to share with strangers and what to not. Let’s see how you can make Instagram private and set up your social privacy.

Make Instagram Private on Desktop

Here’s how you can make your Instagram private and hide it from strangers. Just open any browser and follow the steps below.

  1. Go to and login to your account.
  2. Click on the profile icon. 
  3. Choose the “Privacy and Security” option.
  4. Slide the icon of “private account.”
  5. The icon will turn into “blue.”

Now, your account is private. No one except your followers will be able to see your content and stories. They would have to follow you to see what you share on Instagram.

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Make Instagram Private on Mobile

Here are the steps to follow if you are on a mobile device. The process is the same for Android and iPhone.

  1. Open the Instagram app and log in to your account.
  2. Go to the profile icon.
  3. Select “privacy” in the dropdown menu.
  4. Choose the “Account Privacy” option.
  5. Slide the icon to make your account private
  6. The icon will turn into “blue.”

That’s about it. Your account is private now and can only be viewed if the other person follows you.

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Bottom Line

Privacy is an important thing in 2020. You need to keep tabs on what you share publicly. You can limit the sharing to only your known ones by using the “Private” feature. This guide will take you through the whole process of making Instagram private through various devices.