An important feature of Instagram is its Snapchat-like feature called Stories. It lets you create sequences of photos and videos. However, these stories have a finite lifespan i.e., they expire automatically after a period of 24 hours. Now, if you don’t want someone to see your story, you can choose to hide it from them. Read to know how to hide Instagram story from all followers.

How to hide Instagram story from everyone?

Instagram story content can either be static photos or videos. These stories appear in a bar at the top of your feed. And There’s a simple way of picking and choosing who can see your Stories. Follow the steps to see how to hide Instagram Story!

  1. Launch the Instagram app.
  2. Go to your Profile.
  3. Tap Menu.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Choose Story Controls.
  6. Expand Hide story from the menu.
  7. Check the circle marked against the names of your followers.
  8. Hit the Done button.

Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone and go to your profile and tap ‘menu’ (visible as 3 horizontal bars).

Next, choose ‘Settings’.

Instagram Story Controls
Instagram Story Controls

When directed to the Story Controls screen, expand the ‘Hide Story from’ menu.

Instagram Hide Story From Screen
Instagram Hide Story From Screen

Then, check the circle marked against your Instagram followers from whom you would like to hide Instagram Story. Hit the ‘Done’ button, when finished.

To unhide your story from someone, tap ‘Right mark‘ to unselect them.

If I hide someone from seeing my story on Instagram, can they see the Highlights on my profile?

That’s highly unlikely! However,  they will still have the permission to view your profile.

Who can see my Instagram story?

Your Instagram account privacy settings affect who can see your story. So, if your account is set to private, only your approved followers can see your story. If your account is set to public, your story will be visible to all your followers via Feed.

So, if you would not like to share your experiences with certain followers and invite their unwanted comments, use this trick to block them.

If I hide my story on Instagram will the person know?

No! The person won’t come to know about it. He just won’t be able to see your Story appearing on your profile page or in Explore.

For more information, you can visit the Instagram Help Center. Also, if you would like to know the way to unsubscribe from the Calendars app on your iPhone, see our earlier post – Steps to unsubscribe from calendars on your iPhone.