How to switch from public to private account on Instagram

How to switch from public to private account on Instagram

In this article, you will learn how to switch to a private account on Instagram. This can be useful if you want to share personal or family photos only with a select number of friends and family. Follow these simple steps to set your account to private.

Instagram is one of the largest social networks, with over 2 billion monthly users. Good design and ease of interaction between users make Instagram a great way to get a vast audience for your photos and videos. But if you want your content to be seen only by authorized users, you can make your account private.

What is the difference between private and public Instagram accounts?

A public account is handy if you are an artist or business, your content is intended for a wide range of people, and you want access to Instagram analytics. In addition, the owner of a public account can switch to a business account, place ads, and promote publications on social networks.

A private account provides more privacy as your subscribers can only see it. If you use a hashtag on a private Instagram account, only those on your follower list can see the post in the feed.

If you've just created an Instagram account and want to get as many followers as possible, it's better to start with a public account. However, if at some point you realize that you would feel more cofortable controlling who your followers are, you can easily change your account status from public to private.

How to turn your Instagram account from public to private?

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Go to the Profile tab.
  • Tap the Menu button (3 vertical dots or lines in the upper right corner).
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  • Scroll to the Settings section and then select Privacy.
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  • Scroll to and select Account Privacy. Toggle the Private Account button to on.
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