3 ways to hide your followers on Instagram

Julia Moore
Who we follow and who follows us, what photos we post and what photos we like — all of this information is available to other Instagram users. Sometimes it can be a real catastrophe. For instance, your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend started following you again. If your current partner looks at your list of followers and sees the unwanted account there, then you can dig your own grave! Don't even try to search for the function that allows you to hide followers because it merely 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 — Set your account to private

If you want to hide the list of your followers from a person who doesn't follow you, just set your account to private. Thus, your activity on Instagram will be available only for your followers.

How to set an 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 can be seen only by approved people.

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

#2 — Remove followers

It may also happen that an unwanted person is your follower. So, he/she can easily watch your Stories, visit your page to look at the list of your followers and following, etc. In this case, setting the profile to private is not enough. In addition to this, just delete this person's account from followers. Then your profile will be unreachable to him or her.

By the way, there are many more reasons why it is necessary to periodically clean the list of followers, 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, your Stories, and posts.

#3 — Block users

If you are promoting your account, then the option of making the page closed and simply deleting the follower is definitely not for you. The only one way that left is blocking this user. But be careful, blocking can cause resentment and quarrels if this user realizes one day that he/she cannot find your page in the search. If it's important for you to keep the list of followers low-key, then this is the only way out.

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 he/she won't be able to find your page. This means that the list of followers, following and your content 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 can always create a new account using a different email or phone number.

Let’s recap

There is no special function that would allow you to hide your followers from everyone. 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?