How do I set my photos and videos to private so that only approved followers can see them?
By default, anyone can view your profile and photos/videos on Instagram. To make your posts private so only approved followers can see them:
- Go to your profile by tapping .
- Tap Edit Your Profile next to your profile picture.
- For iPhone/iPad, scroll down to Posts Are Private and slide it to On. For Android or Windows Phone, check the box next to Posts are Private.
Once you make your posts private, people will have to send you a follow request if they want to see your posts, your followers list or your following list. You'll see requests in your news feed, which you can then approve or ignore.
People can also send a photo or video directly to you even if they’re not following you.