How to Hide Instagram Followers List?

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How to Hide Instagram Followers

Privacy is the main concern on every Social Media site. Like other social media platforms out there, Instagram also lets users follow each other. All the users that follow you and your Instagram following list are publically available for every Instagrammer.

But, like other social media platforms, Instagram is completely different. Instagram does not allow any users to hide their followers & following list. But, there are some tricks, which can give you the ability to hide your Instagram followers from other users.

And the cool thing, about this trick, is that you don’t need to install any third-party apps, give stupid permissions to other plugins, etc.

This solution is completely legal, and your Instagram account is completely safe. What the heck is this trick? So let’s dig deep and dive into it, and take a look at this awesome trick.

How Can I Hide Instagram Followers from Strangers?

There might not be a direct method to hide your Instagram followers list from other Instagram users or strangers. Although there are some indirect methods to do so. Which includes:

  • Method 1. Make Your Instagram Private

Method 1. Make Your Instagram Account Private

If you want to hide your Instagram followers from strangers moreover random Instagram users, then there is only one option left for you to do this. You just have to make your Instagram account private. A private Instagram account is just like a normal Instagram account, but the posts, images, and followers are hidden for a private account.

When you make your Instagram account private, only those users who already follow you, are able to see your followers and posts. If a user accidentally unfollows you from your follower list, he will not be able to access your followers list. You have to again add him to your followers list.

How to Make Instagram Account Private on Instagram App?

So here are the steps that you can follow to make your Instagram account private on the Instagram app. The method listed below works perfectly on both Android & IOS app versions:

  1. Open the Instagram app, on your IOS or Android. Make sure to log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Click on your Instagram Profile icon, from the bottom navigation menu on the Instagram app.
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  1. Once you are on the profile page, click on the 3 horizontal lines icon aka Menu (hamburger icon).
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  1. From the list of options, choose the gear icon labeled Settings.
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  1. After that, click on the lock icon labeled Privacy.
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  1. Under Account Privacy, you can see a toggle button labeled Private Account. Move the Switch to the Right Position.
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  1. When you move the toggle switch to the right position, a popup will appear, Just click on the blue button labeled Switch to Private.
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How to Make Instagram Account Private on Browser or PC?

The above method only works for smartphone devices. If you are using Windows OS, macOS, Linux, and other relevant OS. Then the process is different. So follow the procedure listed below, if you want to make your Instagram Account private on Browser, Windows, macOS, and Linux OS:

  1. Open Instagram(https://www.instagram.com) on your preferred web browser. Make sure to log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Once you have logged into your Instagram account. Go to your Instagram Profile page.
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  1. On that page, click on the Settings icon. When you click on the Settings icon, a popup will appear, with a bunch of options to choose from.
  1. Just choose the Privacy and Security option from that list. This will straightly land you on your Instagram Privacy page.
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  1. On that page, you can see the very first option labeled as Private Account. Tick the check box, and after that, your Instagram Account will be Private for all users except those, who follow you.
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Method 2. Remove Unwanted Instagram Users Following You?

If you want to hide your Instagram followers list from selected users. For instance, if you want to hide your Instagram followers from your family members, who are spying on you. In this case scenario, you can remove them from your Instagram account and make your Instagram more focused on your selected friends or users.

How to Remove Unwanted Instagram Users from the Followers List?

The procedure listed below, works on every platform, no matter whether you are on Windows OS, macOS, Android OS, or IOS. Just follow the steps listed below:

  1. Open your Instagram app on your smartphone. Log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Navigate toward your Instagram Profile page.
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  1. Click on your Followers next to the Instagram profile icon.
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  1. Filter out the user, you want to hide your followers. Once you find that user. Click on the Remove button, Next to the user name.
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  1. A pop-up box will appear, just click on the Remove button again, and congrats you have successfully removed and hidden your Instagram followers list from that user.
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In the above image, you can clearly see the message, that Instagram won’t inform the user, that you have removed them from your followers list.

Method 3. Block Unwanted Instagram Users Following You?

Alternatively, instead of removing users from your Instagram followers, you can also use the block feature in Instagram, which lets you permanently block users from Instagram. The user won’t be able to see your Instagram followers list, won’t be able to send you messages, won’t be able to follow you again. Until you unblock the user manually.

How to Block Users on Instagram?

Follow the steps listed below to block users on Instagram:

  1. Open your Instagram app on your smartphone. Log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Click on your Followers List on your profile page.
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  1. Select the desired user from the follower list, that you want to block.
  2. Click on the Profile icon of that user.
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  1. Once you were on the profile page of that user. Click on three dots in vertical order.
  1. After that, a list of options will appear, from that option click on Block. This will instantly block that user. And now he will not be able to see your Instagram followers list.
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One important thing to remember is that the user will stay blocked until you unblock him manually, using the same procedure. So keep this thing in mind.

Method 4. Hide Instagram Followers by Restricting Instagram Users?

One of the most straightforward methods to hide your Instagram followers from a specific person is by restricting the limitations of that Instagram account. This method works great, this method is the best method on this list for hiding Instagram followers. So let’s see how can we Restrict Accounts on Instagram.

How to Add Instagram Users to Restrict Accounts?

This method works perfectly on both Android & IOS.

  1. Open the Instagram app. Log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Tap on your Instagram Profile, from the bottom navigation menu.
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  1. On the Instagram profile page, click on the 3 horizontal lines.
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  1. From the list, choose Settings.
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  1. After that, click on Privacy.
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  1. Once you are in Privacy Settings, scroll down till the end, and choose the option Restricted Accounts in the Connections section.
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  1. After that a new window appears, explaining the Restricted Accounts feature. Just ignore that and click on the blue Continue button.
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  1. After that, use the search bar to search for Instagram accounts. Just enter the Instagram account name.
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  1. Once you have found the required Instagram account, click on the Restrict button right after the profile name.
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  1. Right after clicking on the Restrict button, you will be granted the list of Restricted accounts. Where you can see all restricted Instagram accounts.
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From here you also have the choice to Un Restrict Instagram accounts.

Final Words

We hope after reading this guide you will never be disturbed by anyone on Instagram ever. Keep this simple message, never ever add any random strangers to your social media profiles. If you want to keep yourself safe on social media. Always add trusted and verified accounts to your following list.

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