How to Hide Followers on Instagram

Instasize Team
July 3, 2024

How to Hide Followers on Instagram

Alright, so you're here to figure out how to hide your followers on Instagram. Let’s dive straight in.

Why Hide Your Followers?

Before we get into the steps, let's talk about why you'd even want to hide your followers:

  • Privacy: Keep your follower list away from prying eyes.
  • Control: Decide who gets to see your social connections.

Switch to a Private Account

The easiest way to give your follower list some level of privacy is by switching your account to private.

  1. Go to your profile and tap the three lines (hamburger menu) in the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Privacy.
  4. Account Privacy.
  5. Switch to Private Account.

When your account is private, only your approved followers can see who follows you and who you follow.

Hide Followers from Specific Users

Instagram doesn't have an in-built feature for this, but you can use 'Close Friends' to keep certain content exclusive.

  1. Go to your profile and tap the three lines (hamburger menu) in the top right corner.
  2. Select Close Friends.
  3. Add or remove followers from this list.

This won’t hide your followers but will limit who sees your Stories.

Remove Followers

You can also remove specific followers from your list if you don’t want them to see your followers:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Tap Followers.
  3. Find the follower you want to remove and tap the three dots next to their name.
  4. Select Remove.

Using Third-Party Apps

Be cautious with third-party apps claiming to hide followers. They can compromise your security and even get you banned.

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Can I hide followers without switching to a private account?

Nope. Instagram privacy controls require you to switch to a private account to hide your followers from non-followers.

How do 'Close Friends' work?

You can add specific followers to a 'Close Friends' list. Only they can see the Stories you share with this group.

Is it safe to use third-party apps to hide followers?

No, it's risky. These apps can compromise your account’s security and might violate Instagram's terms of service.

Switching to a private account is your best bet to manage who sees your followers.

Got more questions? Drop them below and let’s figure this out together!