Hide your Instagram Story from others

April 16, 2020

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 lapse of a 24-hour period. 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 the Instagram Story from all followers.

Instagram Story

How to hide Instagram story from everyone?

An 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 your Instagram Story!

  1. Launch the Instagram app.
  2. Go to your Profile.
  3. Tap Menu.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Tap Privacy.
  6. Choose Story.
  7. Select Hide Story from option.
  8. Add people you would like to hide story from.
  9. Hit the Done button.

This way, you can stop your followers on Instagram from seeing or commenting on anything you add to your story.

How to hide story from everyone at once?

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

From the list of options displayed, choose ‘Settings’.

Instagram Privacy
Instagram Privacy

Next, go to the Privacy heading.

Instagram Story Setting
Instagram Story Setting

Scroll down to the Story entry.

Hide Story From Setting
Hide Story From Setting

Select 'Hide Story from' to choose the number of people you would like to hide your story from.

Hide Story From
Hide Story From

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

To unhide your story from someone, tap 'Right mark' to deselect 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 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.


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