How to Make Your Instagram Account Private

How to Make Your Instagram Account Private

Want to know how to turn your existing public Instagram account into a private one? Don't want to share your Instagram with anyone who doesn't follow you? Want more privacy on Instagram?

By default, anyone can see your Instagram profile, videos and photos. But as soon as you set it to private, your posts will be visible only to the followers you approve.

If you decide to make your Instagram account private, simply follow the steps below. I'll show you exactly how to set your Instagram account to private so that only approved followers can see what you share. ready? let's begin!

1. How to Make Instagram Private on Phone?

1

To get started, open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone device and log into your account, if you haven't logged in already.

2

Next, tap the Profile icon at the bottom right of the page.

Instagram App Profile Icon
3

In the top right corner of the page, tap the three horizontal lines icon (Menu), then select Settings from the popup window.

Instagram Settings
4

In the settings menu, tap Privacy.

Instagram Privacy
5

In the privacy menu, tap the switch next to Private Account, then tap the Switch to Private button at the bottom.

Switch Instagram Account to Private

That's it! That's all you need to do make your Instagram account private on phone so that only approved followers can see what you share. If you'd like to make your Instagram private using a computer or laptop, I'll show you how to do that next.

2. How to Make Instagram Private on a Computer or Laptop?

1

Head to instagram.com and log into your account, if needed.

2

Click your profile icon at the top right corner of your screen, then select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Instagram Settings
3

Next, click Privacy and Security in the left-hand side menu.

Instagram Privacy and Security
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Finally, to make your Instagram account private, check the box next to Private Account.

Instagram Private Account

That's it! That's how you make your Instagram account private using a computer or laptop.

If you have any question regarding this post, just let me know in the comments below or send me a message on my Facebook page! I will be more than glad to help you out! 🙂