Can an Instagram account be private?

Answered by Cody Janus

An Instagram account can be made private.

To make your Instagram account private, you will need to follow a few simple steps. First, open the Instagram app on your mobile device and tap on the profile icon located on the bottom navigation bar. This will take you to your profile page.

Once on your profile page, look for the three lines in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap on these lines to open the menu. From the menu, select ‘Settings’ which is usually located towards the bottom of the list.

In the settings menu, you will find various options related to your Instagram account. Look for the ‘Privacy’ option and tap on it. This will open the privacy settings for your account.

Within the privacy settings, you will see a toggle switch next to ‘Private Account’. Tap on this toggle switch to turn it on. Once the toggle switch is turned on and appears blue, your Instagram account will become private.

When your account is set to private, only your approved followers will be able to see your posts, stories, and other content on Instagram. Any new follower requests will have to be approved by you before they can view your content.

It’s important to note that making your account private does not restrict your existing followers from seeing your content. They will still be able to view your posts and stories as before. However, any new followers will have to be accepted by you.

Making your Instagram account private can be beneficial if you want to have more control over who can see your content. It can help protect your privacy and limit access to your posts to only those you trust and approve.

In my personal experience, I have found that making my Instagram account private has allowed me to feel more secure and comfortable sharing personal moments and updates with my close friends and family. It adds an extra layer of privacy and ensures that my content is only visible to those I choose to share it with.

If you value your privacy and want to have more control over who can view your Instagram posts, making your account private is a simple and effective solution. Just follow the steps mentioned above, and you’ll be able to enjoy a more private Instagram experience.