Instagram Story is the most successful and popular feature this photo sharing app. IG Story gives you a better option to share your adventure and special moments with multiple photos & videos. But, you may also not want to share your story with everyone. So, is there any way to hide your story from certain followers or people on Instagram?
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Yes, Instagram gives you an option to hide your story from certain followers or person. You can also block anyone to hide your story, but it gonna hide all your Instagram profile details from that person. So, if you want to hide only your story then blocking is not a good option. Let’s check out in detail, how to hide your Instagram Story from certain followers:-
Hide Your Instagram Story from Certain Followers
First, a question arises, who can view your Instagram story? Only your followers or anyone on Instagram?
The answer is:- It depends on your Instagram account privacy settings.
- If your Instagram account is ‘Private’, then only approved followers can view your IG story.
- If your Instagram account is ‘Public’, then anyone can view your IG Story.
Now if you want to hide your Instagram story from all except your approved followers, then make your account ‘Private’. Read Here detailed guide for this.
Let’s come to the point and learn how to hide your Instagram story from certain followers:-
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and login with your account credentials.
Step 2: Go to your IG profile by tapping on ‘Profile DP’ from the right bottom.
Step 3: Now tap on (iOS) or (Android) in the top right. Scroll down in the next screen and tap on ‘Story controls’ under ‘Privacy and security’.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Hide story from’ from the Top and select the people or follower from whom you would like to hide your IG story and finally tap on ‘Right’ to save it
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- Bonus Tip:
You can also choose people or followers, from whom you want to hide your story, with the list under ‘Who’ve seen your IG Story’.
So, for this tap on your story –> On the bottom left side, you can see how many people have seen your Instagram story, simply Tap on this count.
Now simply tap on ‘x’ from next to the people from you want to hide your story –> finally tap on ‘Hide’ option from the pop-up box, refer to the image given below:-
That’s all about hiding your Instagram story from certain followers, current story viewer and other Instagram users. Like this article? Share us your views in the comments.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There may be other similar types of queries or related queries to hide your activity, stories, Photos, Post, Followers, Following list, etc. Here we come up with all your such queries with their solution.
Question 1. How to Hide Instagram Stories from Other People?
Answer: Instagram Story is the most successful and popular feature of this photo-sharing app. IG Story gives you a better option to share your adventure and special moments with multiple photos & videos. But, you may also not want to share your story with everyone.
Yes, you can hide your Instagram Stories from Other people also. You can do it from your Instagram Account Privacy Settings. You may refer here for a detailed guide: Hide your Instagram Story from your Followers.
Question 2. How to hide your Instagram story from everyone?
Answer: Yes, you can hide your Instagram Story from Everyone from Privacy Settings. For this, you can make your Instagram Account Private and you can follow the guide referred in above Question 1.
Question 3. Can Non-followers see my Instagram Story?
Answer: It depends on your Account privacy setting. If your Instagram account is set to private, then only your approved followers can see your Instagram story. Otherwise, if your account is set to public, then anyone can see your Instagram Story from your profile.
If you want to hide your Instagram Stories from Other people, you may refer to the guide mentioned in Question 1 above.
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