You have started an Instagram account and you've suddenly realized: you are publishing photos which any user can see. Would you like to maintain your privacy? Would you prefer that only your approved users can see your photos on Instagram? It's very easy to do, you just need to go to the app's settings and change your privacy settings. How? Onehowto.com will explain how to make your profile on Instagram private.
The first step to make your Instagram private will obviously be to open your Instagram app on your smartphone. Next, go to your profile clicking on the right corner button at the bottom (the icon is shaped like a person).
Once you have your personal Instagram profile, you should click on the settings button, which you will find at the top right part of your screen:
- In the shape of a toothed wheel on iPhone
- In the shape of three dots in the case of Android devices
Next, you need to scroll down your accounts settings and find the section named 'Private account' that will be deactivated if you have never touched it - it will appear in grey- and, therefore, your Instagram account is currently public and any user can access your pictures.
To change the privacy of your account, you'll need to slide the button to the right and click on the top right part of your screen to confirm you want to make your Instagram account private. The system will ask you if you are sure about your decision and if you want your pictures to be private. Confirm and you're done! Your Instagram account is now private.
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