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Instagram Privacy Settings

How do I set my photos to private so that only approved followers can see them?

By default, anyone can view your profile and posts on Instagram. You can make your posts private so that only followers you approve can see them. If your posts are set to private, only your approved followers will see them. Posts can't be set to private from a desktop computer.

To set your posts to private from the Instagram app:

iPhone or Windows Phone

  1. Go to your profile by tapping the bottom right icon. Profile Icon
  2. Tap top right corner for settings. Gear Icon
  3. Turn on the Private Account setting.

Android

  1. Go to your profile by tapping the bottom right Icon. Profile Icon
  2. Tap top right corner for settings. Overflow Icon
  3. Turn on the Private Account setting.