In this article, we are going to learn how to hide posts from someone on Instagram and also hide Instagram stories from others. We will also learn what happens when you restrict someone on Instagram
Instagram is updating its apps and providing you the feature to have privacy. Initially, there was no option of making your Instagram account private and it was introduced later on.
Previously we had posted a detailed article on How to Hide My Followers and Following list on Instagram in which, we had discussed hiding Instagram followers of your account. In that tutorial, we use blocked and private account methods.
You are here which indicates that you want to hide your post from someone. Instagram doesn’t allow you to select the person from whom you can hide your Instagram post but we have some alternative methods to do this task.
Methods to hide posts from someone on Instagram
- Make your Instagram account private
- Block the Instagram user
How to make Instagram account private to hide post from someone.
This is the basic method one can use to hide posts from specific person. In this method, you need to remove that person as a follower and then make your profile as private. Here are the steps that you can follow to private your Instagram profile.
Steps to set private Instagram account
Step 1 : Firstly open your Instagram account and tap on the profile picture button located at the bottom right corner.
Step 2 : Now tap on the hamburger icon from the top right corner and then tap on setting.
Step 3 : Now from the menu, tap on the Privacy option.
Step 4 : Under the account privacy option, you need to toggle on the button.
In this way, you can set Instagram account as private. Now those Instagram accounts who don’t follow you can’t see your Instagram post and Instagram stories.
Block someone from seeing your Instagram post
If you don’t want to make your Instagram profile private then this method can help you to hide my post from someone in Instagram. Here are the steps that you can follow.
How to block someone on Instagram
Step 1 : Firstly open Instagram and login into your account.
Step 2 : Now search for the person/Instagram account from whom you want to hide your post.
Step 3 : Now tap on three dots and then tap on Block.
Step 4 : In this way, you can block an Instagram account by blocking that account, he /she won’t be able to see your post or stories.
Now what if you just want to hide your Instagram stories from a specific person or more than one person and not all Instagram posts then you can do that as well.
How To Block People From Seeing Your Instagram Stories?
Yes, there is a way, you can block someone so if you are in search of the answer to how to block someone from seeing your post on Instagram then this method will help you. You need to block that person from your Instagram.
Another method by not blocking them is to hide Instagram stories. Instagram provides you a feature by name close friend which is a list of people that you consider as close friends.
When you post Instagram stories, and if you have a closed friend list, you can choose where you want to show those Instagram stories to all your followers or your close friends list only. Here are steps that you can follow to restrict someone from seeing your Instagram stories.
Step 1 : Open your Instagram account and login into your account.
Step 2 : Now tap on the hamburger icon from the top right corner and then tap on close friends.
Step 3 : Now select the Instagram account that you want to add as close friends. In this way, you had created a close friends list on Instagram.
Step 4 : Now when you initiate to post a story, you will see an option to post as your stories or close friends.
Step 5 : If you select close friends, that stories will only be visible to your close friends list.
In this way, you can select who can see Instagram story and from whom you want to hide.
Another feature that Instagram had launched is restricted someone on Instagram. Let us understand what is restricted on Instagram means and what is use of that.
What does It mean to Restrict on Instagram?
Restricting on Instagram is a newly added feature and it is very helpful when you can’t block someone on Instagram and don’t want them to see your updated post. Here are the things that will happen if you restrict someone on Instagram.
- They won’t be able to see your post and your stories on their Instagram feed.
- They won’t get seen option when you read their Instagram dm.
- If the person who is restricted on Instagram, comments on your post, only you and that person can see that comment. That comment will not be visible to other followers.
Now you had learned What happens if you restrict someone on Instagram. Let us move forward and learn how to restrict someone on Instagram.
How to restrict someone on Instagram?
Step 1 : Open the Instagram app and search for the person or Instagram account that you want to restrict.
Step 2 : Now after opening the profile, click on three dots.
Step 3 : A menu will appear, click on restrict.
Step 4 : In this way, you can restrict someone on Instagram.
How to unrestrict someone on Instagram.
Step 1 : Open Instagram and tap on the profile button.
Step 2 : Now tap on the hamburger button and then tap on setting and then on privacy.
Step 3 : Here you will find restricted accounts in the menu, tap on it.
Step 4 : Here you will find all the accounts that you had restricted on Instagram. Tap on unrestrict to unrestrict them.
In this way, you can unrestrict the person from Instagram.
FAQ (how to hide post from someone on Instagram)
1. Can you hide Instagram posts from specific followers?
Yes, there are the different methods that you can use to hide post from a specific people on Instagram.
1. By removing them as followers and make your Instagram profile private.
2. Block Instagram user.
2. How to hide instagram story from someone who doesn’t follow you?
If your Instagram account account is private, then someone who doesn’t follow you won’t be able to see your stories. In case you Instagram account privacy is set to public then you can choose close list option to hide Instagram stories from others.
3. If you restrict someone on Instagram, can they still see your posts and stories?
In short, yes they can view your post and stories. The only difference this restricted feature does is that, they won’t get your post on their feeds.
4. How do I restrict or unrestrict someone on Instagram?
To restrict someone you can open the profile and then click on three buttons and tap on restrict.
To unrestrict them, you need to follow below navigation.
Profile>>Hamburger icon>>setting>>Privacy>> restricted account. Now tap on unrestricted those account.
5. How to block someone on instagram without them knowing
You can block someone on Instagram and you don’t need to worry as Instagram won’t notify them that this person had blocked you on Instagram.
These are the methods that on can use to hide posts from someone on Instagram. If you have any other solution to this problem then do share with us and in case you face any problems while following the tutorial then also share with us in the comment section. Till then do follow us on Facebook Solution Exist to stay updated with our updates and also join our Facebook group