There are many ways to change your privacy settings on social networks, but hiding Instagram followers can be hard. This is because, as of now, there is no specific way to keep this information private.
When a platform doesn’t have all the features it should, third-party apps are often the answer. In this case, it’s interesting that there don’t seem to be many choices. It’s possible that the way Instagram is built doesn’t let outside and unofficial apps change this.
Well, there’s not much you can do if you want to hide followers on Instagram (Android, iOS, or Web). You will have to join the private account, which is too bad. The process is very easy: go to Settings, then Privacy, and turn on the top option under Privacy. Know that there are ways to “spy” on a private profile on a social network, even though this is a good way out.
People who want their profile to be public can use solutions that usually stop third parties from seeing what their followers do. This is definitely more work than just not using Instagram, but it’s worth your time to look into.
1. Limit the number of Instagram followers
Restricting Instagram accounts is a way to protect users from people they don’t want to talk to. This feature lets you limit what your followers can do, which is less extreme than blocking and can be very useful. Even so, this action has pretty quiet effects:
- Comments from restricted accounts won’t be shown to the public unless the user makes them public. If not, you and the follower will be the only ones who can see the content;
- Also hidden will be the person’s replies to stickers posted in their Stories;
- Messages will go to the request box, but Instagram won’t let you know about them;
- Followers will still be able to see your Stories, but you can hide them yourself if you want to;
- If you follow the account, you’ll still be able to see your posts and talk to other people as usual;
- If the profile is limited, there will be no warning.
To stop someone from following you on Instagram, go to their profile and tap the three dots in the upper right corner. Then click the button that says “Restrict.” You should know that this won’t hide the account from the list of people you follow.
2. Stop following
If you are ready to do something more extreme, get rid of the follower. But keep in mind that doing this will make it easy for the user to see that they have been pushed away. Even though the platform doesn’t send any kind of notification, the “follow” button will be back, letting you know what happened. Also, the profile can follow you again at any time if your account is public.
To unfollow someone on Instagram, go to their profile and tap the three dots button in the upper right corner. When the next window comes up, choose the command that goes with it and then confirm the action. If that doesn’t work, you could try blocking it.
3. Hide the actions of followers by hand
Well, if you don’t want to do any of those things, you could manually hide follower actions. If you don’t get many comments or likes, you might want to delete them, hide them from your Feed, or do whatever else you need to do to stay under the radar.
4. Use Instagram Follower’s temporary mode
Temporary Mode is an interesting way to stay out of sight. Even though this feature doesn’t hide Instagram followers like the others, it does protect any conversations with the profile. It’s easy to use: once the user reads the chat messages and leaves the conversation, any record of the conversation is deleted.
To use the tool, just open a chat with the person and swipe up. You can leave the option on for as long as you want. But if you want to get back to normal mode, you have to do it all over again. Some actions are done without anyone knowing, but when this feature is turned on or off, everyone in the conversation will know.
Besides these, there are other things you can do to make your profile less obvious. At other times, we show you how to make yourself invisible on Instagram and do everything without being seen. Among the steps taken are getting rid of the online chat, unlinking the Messenger account, and stopping people from sharing Stories.