Set your Instagram account to private
Note: If you are under 16 when you sign up for an Instagram account, you’ll have the option to choose between a public or private account, but Private is selected by default.
If you’re over 16, your Instagram account is public by default and you can choose to make your account private at any time. Learn more about how to make your account private.
To make your account private:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
  1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap more options in the top right, then tap settingsSettings.
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Tap next to Private Account to make your account private.
Instagram Lite app for Android:
  1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap more options in the top right, then tap settingsSettings.
  3. Tap Account Privacy.
  4. Tap next to Private Account to make your account private.
Instagram.com from a mobile browser:
  1. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap settings at the top.
  3. Tap Privacy and Security.
  4. Below Account Privacy, tap to check the box next to Private Account.
Instagram.com from a computer:
  1. Click menuMore in the bottom left, then click Settingssettings.
  2. Click Privacy and Security.
  3. Below Account Privacy, click to check the box next to Private Account.
Keep in mind that business profiles aren't able to make their accounts private. If you want to make your business account private, first switch back to a personal account.
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