3 ways to hide your followers on Instagram

Content Marketer and Writer
Updated September 29, 2022
Julia Moore
Content Marketer and Writer
Followers and who followings, photos we post and photos we like — all of this information is available to other Instagram users. Sometimes it can be a problem and you want to hide these lists. Don't waste your time searching for the button that would allow you to restrict users seeing the lists. The button doesn't exist. Still, we offer you free ways how you can get around this problem. Read on to find out about them.
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#1 — Hide your followers from not subscribed Instagram users

You can hide your following and followers lists from a person who is not subscribed to you on Instagram. Just set your account to private. Thus, thyour activity and the usernames will be available only for your followers.

How to set your Instagram account to private

01. Open Instagram and tap the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner.

02. Choose Settings.

03. Tap Privacy.

04. Move the slider to the right near Private account.

05. Confirm the action by tapping Switch to Private.

Done! Now, the list of your followers and followings can be seen only by approved by you Instagram users.

Please note! When you switch to a private account, you restrict access not only to the list of followers, but also to your Instagram content.

#2 — Hide the lists of Instagram followers and followings from particular users

It may also happen that you don't want a certain person to see your followers of followings on Instagram, but they are subscribed to you. In this case, setting the profile to private is not enough. In addition to this, you gonna need to delete their account from your followers. Then your profile will be unreachable to them.

By the way, there are many more reasons why it is necessary to clean the list of followers on Instagram from time to time, read about it in our article.

How to remove a user from followers

01. Open Instagram and tap the list of followers.

02. Find the profile you want to hide your page data from. Choose the Remove button, which is located next to his username.

03. Confirm your actions by tapping Remove.

This method doesn't hide your page from a removed follower, but restricts access to the list of people who follow you, who you follow, your Instagram Stories, and posts.

#3 — Hide the followers without making your Instagram account private

If you are promoting your account, then the option of making your page private to hide the followings and followers list is definitely not for you. The only one way that left is blocking users.

You need to restrict their access one by one manually, so it may take time. But as a result, you will have certain Instagram users unable to see who you follow and who follow you. 

Be aware, the restricted users will also not find your page on Instagram ever again (until you unblock them). If a user realizes one day that he/she cannot find your page in the search, there may start resentments and quarrels.

Therefore, think carefully how important keeping the list of your Instagram followers hidden, and whether they are worth the risks.

By the way, if you do have a media profile on Instagram or use it to promote your business, then to make it easier to develop your account, add a link to Taplink to the Instagram Bio. Use this an advanced bio tool to add as many links as you need instead of one. This is absolutely for free.

How to block a user on Instagram

01. Open Instagram and go to the profile of the user you want to block. Tap the three dots in the upper-right corner.

02. Select Block.

03. Instagram will offer you to block only this page or all accounts that can be created by this user. Select one of two options and tap Block.

Done! The user is blocked. Now they won't be able to find your page. This means that the list of your followers, following and your content on Instagram won't be available for this person.

When you block one user account, all his/her accounts that are linked to the same email or number will also be blocked. But remember that the person from whom you want to hide your followers on Instagram can always create a new account using a different email or phone number.

Let’s recap

There is no special button that would allow you to hide your followers from everyone on Instagram. If you are concerned about the privacy of your page, then you can:

  • set to private your profile;
  • remove a user from followers;
  • block this person.

But remember, if you block or remove from followers a person with whom you are on good terms in order to hide your followers, there is a high probability that he/she will get angry or offended at you.

What other ways do you know to hide followers on Instagram?