Many Instagram users nowadays prefer to keep their Instagram account private. However, it is also a good practice to keep the account private due to privacy concerns. Last time, we described how some private account viewer apps help to view the non-public Instagram account.
But, the fact is that most of those available apps that worked previously were not working these days. So, it is a good thing for those who wish to keep their Instagram account hidden from the public, so that no apps can access Instagram Private accounts.
We also recommended all the users to follow the legit way to see the profile of any Instagram user. It is the best and risk-free way to see any Instagram account’s profile post, photos, and videos.
How to Set an Instagram Account in Private Mode
Here we will tell how you can set the privacy to private state so that your Instagram profile will no longer be available to public users. Only your followers can see your posts, including photos and videos.
It is good to keep all the personal photos and videos hidden if you don’t want to show them to those, not on your follower’s list.
Instagram Private Mode – Only your approved followers can see your photos, videos in your posts.
Instagram Public Mode – Anyone on the internet, whether having an Instagram account or not, can view your profile details, images, and videos if they get your profile Id/URL.
Set Instagram Account Private on IOS and Android
Step 1: From the Instagram app, go to your profile and click on the profile picture.
Step 2: Click on the menu at the top right (3 horizontal bars).
Step 3: From the menu, click on the Settings option (Gear-like icon).
Step 4: On the settings page, you can find the option called Privacy. Click on that.
Step 5: Now, select the ‘Private Account‘ option, and your profile now changed to a private account.
Set Instagram Account to Private Mode from PC/Laptop Browser
Step 1: Log in to the Instagram account and click on the profile at the top right corner.
Step 2: From the dropdown, click on the Profile option to reach the profile page.
Step 3: Now click on the ‘Edit Profile‘ button.
Step 4: From the next page, click on the ‘Privacy and Security‘ option.
Step 5: Select the ‘Private Account‘ option from the Account Privacy page, and your account will not be public anymore.
Set Instagram Account to Private Mode from Mobile Browser
Step 1: Log in to the Instagram account and click on the profile picture at the bottom right corner.
Step 2: From the profile page, click on the Settings icon (Gear Like Icon) at the top left of the screen.
Step 3: Form the next page, click on the ‘Privacy and Security‘ option.
Step 4: You can see ‘Private Account‘ as the first option. Select that option, and your profile will be converted to a private Instagram account.