Instagram is the most popular social platform in the world to share photos, video, story, IGTV and a lot more. The daily active users are more than the rival social platform Snapchat, and this has proved by the company using the statistics. Recently, Facebook-owned Instagram celebrated it 1 billion users and also launched a new feature, IGTV, and after a week, the company launched a new feature, Music Stickers, with which user can add music tracks in the background if the Instagram Story, company also revealed that the daily active users of Instagram Story are 400 million, which is a lot more the Snapchat’s whole app users. There are a lot of Instagram Story users, and daily millions of Instagram Stories are uploaded, but, some of the users are not aware of the feature to hide Instagram Story from followers. Here, we will discuss the steps for, how to hide Instagram Story from followers.
The procedure to hide Instagram Story is easy and can be done in three ways.
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How to hide Instagram Story from followers
First of all, open the Instagram app on your smartphone. And on the same page, swipe left or tap on the camera icon at the top left corner of the same home page to open the Instagram Story editing mode.
In the Instagram Story editing mode, head to Settings which is gear icon at the top left corner. Tap on the gear icon to continue.
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Here, in the settings, you will get a number of options, from this tap on the 0 people (which shows the number of users hidden to see the story) under the hide Story From option. Here, you will see all the users, who are your followers and can see your story.
You can simply tap on the circles next to the name of the followers to Hide Instagram Story from followers and tap on the Correct/Tick icon at the top right.
The number of users or followers who are not allowed to see your Instagram Story can be seen by heading to the Settings, as done earlier in the steps.
You can also change the hide Instagram Story settings from the posted Instagram Story.
To do this, open the app and open the Instagram Stories option, by tapping on your profile photo at the top left of the screen.
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In your Instagram Story, tap on the eye icon that shows the number of seen, or simply swipe up.
On doing this, you will see the users who have already seen your Instagram Story, here also, you can control if the user can see your further Instagram Story or not.
Simply tap on the Cross icon next to the name of the user, a pop up will appear asking for confirmation, tap on Hide.
You can also let a user to watch the story again right from there, to do this, tap on the option showing Hidden. A pop up will appear, here simply tap again on Unhide Story From.
The same thing can be done in another way too.
First of all, open the Instagram app and head to the Home page or on your profile. Here, tap on the Settings icon or the three dotted icon at the top right corner.
In Settings, simply scroll down, locate and tap on the Story Controls option.
Here, you need to perform the same, by going to the Hide Story From option and the step as stated above, that is, select the users in the Hide Story From option.
So, this is all about the steps for, how to hide Instagram Story from followers. Steps involved are easy, but if you face any problem, feel free to ask in the comments section below.