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How to make your Instagram account private ?

Feb 5, 20223 min readParvathy Nair

Instagram is a fantastic social media platform to connect with people, post content, spread the word, and increase your brand awareness from a business point of view; it is a great tool. Sometimes you don't want your circle as big as the entire world; you want your friends and loved ones in it. Instagram's private account option does just that; it allows you to control who is following you and, therefore, control who can see your posts.


How you make your Instagram account private; The process is quite simple, and you don't have to be a tech guru to figure it all out; you have to open Instagram, go to settings and then to privacy settings, then set your account to private. We have given a detailed step-by-step guide combined with infographics to make it easier.


So let us get into it


How to make Instagram account private on your Phone


Step 1: Open Instagram

Go to your phone menu and search for the Instagram app logo in there, and tap on it and open your Instagram app.


Step 2: Profile Icon

Now that you are on the Instagram home screen locate the profile icon, the one with your profile picture on the bottom right corner of the screen.


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Step 3: Settings

Then go to the hamburger option at the top right corner and select settings.


Step 4:Privacy

From settings, go to your privacy option


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Step 5:Public to Private

To make your account private, you need to tap the private option, slide the scale and change it from grey to blue.


Step 6: Confirmation

The confirmation pop up box appears to tap the "switch to the private option", and your account is now personal.


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How to make Instagram account private on a PC


Step 1: Find Instagram on your browser

Open instagram.com on your browser and then proceed to sign in


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Step 2:Profile Icon

Now that you are on the Instagram home screen, locate the profile icon with your profile picture on the top right corner of the screen.


guide to make your Instagram account private


Step 3: Settings

Then go select the "settings" option


guide to make your Instagram account private


Step 4:Privacy and Security

Then, select the "Privacy and security" option from the left sidebar.


Step 5: Confirmation

The first option present is the private account option; tick it to make your Instagram account private.


guide to make your Instagram account private


Conclusion


When you open an Instagram account, the account is default set to a public account which means everyone and anyone having access to the fund can see and like your posts and follow you. But when you switch your Instagram to private, you control who follows and likes your posts; Instagram also allows you to control the way you are tagged in pictures you do not necessarily upload.


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