How Do I Hide Instagram Posts From Certain Followers

How do I hide Instagram posts from certain followers?

Hey folks! Welcome to one of my new awesome blog posts.

In this article, I’m gonna share with you one of the hot topics these days about Instagram is the private post.

Are there any steps to privately post the content on Instagram so that only a number of people can see your content?

Instagram is the largest using social networking platform on the world wide web.

If you want to stay connected with your friends and family and want to share the visual content then it’s the best platform for you and for your loved ones.

You can only share the visual content, either it may be images or videos.

You can’t share text-based content or links.

Instagram doesn’t allow you to share the links on your Instagram post.

If you want to look out to showcase your daily life with your loved ones then it’s the best platform for you guys.

Instagram now has more than one billion active users.

If you have a business then you can also consider it for the promotion of your business.

For promoting the business, you need to create a business account or you can directly convert your personal account to a business account also.

In this article, I’m gonna breakdown how you can share the content on your Instagram profile privately so that only a few people can see the content.

Well, there are certain ways you can follow. Instagram stories have right now features to showcase the content privately to a few people.

I’m gonna breakdown both for Instagram stories as well as for Instagram posts also.

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Here are the methods you can follow:

1. Add to closed friend list:

Instagram now has a feature of close friends.

You can add your followers to a closed friend list.

A close friend is a type of list where you can create your own personal community.

For getting access to a closed friend list, all you need to go to your Instagram profile and then click on the profile icon at the bottom right corner of your screen.


After getting into the profile, now you need to click on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the screen.

You’ll see an option called Closed friend. Now you need to click on the closed friend tab.


After getting into the closed friend tab now you can add as many people in your closed friend tab as you want

After adding in a close friend list, when you’ll share any content it may be an image or video in your Instagram stories then you have an option to share either publically or you can choose your close friend list for sharing the content.

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When you’ll choose the close friend list then only your close friend will be able to see the stories you shared.

You can also select a single individual for sharing your image or video in a private message.

2. Mute that followers you want to hide the post:

There is one more option to hide the content from your Instagram followers. It’s a muting option, you can mute the content of someone you want.

You can mute the private messages, stories, posts of Instagram feed.

The muting option is temporary.


You can hide from seeing their content on your Instagram feed and stories also.

If you want to mute someone then you must need to go to their profile and click on the three horizontal dots.

After clicking on the dots, you’ll see an option of mute.

You can mute that person. Now you’ll not be able to view the content shared by that guy.

You’ll not be able to receive any notification when that guy will share anything on Instagram stories or feed.

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3. Make your Instagram account private:

You can make your Instagram account completely private.

For that, you need to login into your Instagram account.

After login, now you need to go to your profile by clicking on the bottom left corner of the profile tab.

Now you need to click on the top right corner Hamberger looking icon.


After clicking on that, you’ll see the setting gear icon.

Click on the setting gear icon and you’ll see an option of privacy.

You can make your account completely private.


Privacy means only your followers will be able to see your Instagram post, either it may story or feed posts.

4. Block someone:

If you want to completely remove someone from your follower’s list then you have the last option to remove them by directly block them.

Blocking means that a person will not be able to view the content you shared on your Instagram profile either it’ll stories or posts.

For blocking someone, all you need to go to your target profile and click on the three horizontal dots.

After clicking on that you’ll see a block option, you can directly block that guy.

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Means next time when you’ll share something that guy won’t be able to see your post.

Blocking is awesome but it will completely remove that person whom you blocked from your follower list.

5. Create a group and start sharing the content:

It’s the most effective way to share the content in your certain friend list privately.

If you want to share the content privately with certain friends then you can consider that way.

For creating a group, first, you need to go to your direct message tab at the top right corner of your Instagram application.

Now you’ll see the option of chatting with someone privately or you can create a group and you can add the number of people in your group.

For creating a group, you need to click on the plus icon at the top left corner of the application and after that, you’ll see the search bar where you can select the people you want to create the group.


You can add up to 15 people inside the group so make sure while creating a group.

After creating an Instagram message group, now you can share the content with only those people.

The only drawback of this method that people inside the group can also share the content live and can directly communicate with you.

They can send a direct response to your post.

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Bottom lines:

These are the best possible ways to share the content on your Instagram account privately with a number of followers.

I hope you enjoy my content.

If you still have questions in your mind then please comment down below.

I hope it’ll help you out to make your Instagram account more secure and more private.

Tell me which technique you’re using to share the content in your selective follower’s list?


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