How to hide your Instagram story

How to hide your Instagram story

You can share quick moments with your Instagram followers by posting Instagram Stories, which are full-screen photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. If you don’t want anyone in particular to see your Instagram Stories, you can add them to your “Hide From Story” list. Here’s how to hide your Instagram story.

When you hide stories from followers, it’s no longer wise that you have. They’ll still be able to see your regular posts in their home page feed, view your profile, and interact with you – they just won’t see your Stories appear in their Stories feed or on your profile. It may be preferable to block or remove them as a follower.

See also:

  • How to repost an Instagram story
The following instructions can be followed whether you are using Instagram for iOS or Android. The images are provided for the iOS version, but Android users should have no problem following. Also remember that hiding from people viewing your story can only be done on the mobile app and not on the web on

How to hide Instagram stories from followers in settings

If you want to hide your Stories from certain people before posting something, you can do so via your settings.

  1. Open the Instagram app and tap the icon of the profile in the menu below to access your profile.

  2. Tap the icon of the menu in the upper right corner.

  3. Touch Settings .

  4. Touch Privacy .

  5. Touch History in Interactions.

  6. Touch Hide story from .

  7. Tap the circle to the right of any name to apply a blue check mark to anyone who wishes to hide your story.

    hide story from instagram

    If you have a lot of followers, use the search field above to type in a name and find them faster.

  8. Touch end (iOS) or the blue check mark (Android) at the top right. Anyone on the Hide Story From list will not see your Stories appear in the Stories feed on the Home tab or circled in your profile.

    You can edit this list whenever you want to include more people or remove someone from the list and allow them to review your stories.

How to Hide Instagram Stories from Followers from Viewer List on a Story

You can see who viewed your currently published stories. If you notice someone in the view counter that you don’t want to see your stories, you can hide them from here.

  1. Tap to view one of your stories, then tap the view counter Seen from X below to see a list of followers who have viewed it.

  2. Find a follower you want to hide your Stories from and tap on three points that appear to the right of their name.

  3. Touch Hide story from [nome] . They will automatically be added to the Hide history from list, which you can access from your settings.

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Extra tips on how to hide your Instagram Stories

Note that you can only hide current followers from your Stories, not just anyone. So, if your Instagram profile is set as public and you see that people who don’t follow you are also viewing your Stories, you might want to consider making your Instagram profile private.

You may also notice that your story appears on a location page or hashtag page, which you can see at the top of the view counter. To hide it from appearing here, simply tap on X to the right of the location or hashtag page.

Finally, if you prefer to share certain stories with a smaller group of people, you should consider using Instagram’s Close Friends feature, which allows you to share stories only with a group of followers of your choice.

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