This tutorial shows how to set Instagram photos and videos to private on iPhone and Android
Instagram is the online photos and videos sharing social networking service. It allows its users to take photos and videos and share them with others. It also has a mobile app for both Android and iOS which makes taking picture and sharing them with others very easy. By default all the photos and videos you share on Instagram are public and it can be viewed by anyone on the planet. But what if you don’t want to show your photos and videos to others, is there any way to make your photos and videos private? Well yes, there is a method to make your Instagram account private and stop your photos and videos being accessed by the public.
So let’s proceed and see how we can set Instagram photos and videos to private on iPhone and Android.
How to Set Instagram photos and videos to private on iPhone and Android:
Step 2: Tap on the Profile Icon in the bottom right corner.
Step 3: Now tap on the three dots at the top right corner if you are using Android smartphone. If you are using iPhone then tap on Gear icon at the top right corner.
Step 4: Scroll down and find Private Account options under Account and enable it.
That’s it now your Instagram is set to Private and this will set your Instagram photos and videos to private.
Below are the things you should know even if your account is set to private.
- Even your Instagram account is set to private, your existing followers can still be able to view what you share. This can be avoided by blocking him / her.
- After you have set your account to private, both your new follower and the ones you follow will have to send you request to view your shared photos.
- If you share your Instagram photos on other social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, they can be viewed by the people based on how you have set the privacy on that social sites.
- People can still be able to send you photos even if they don’t follow you.
If at all you have changed your mind and want to set Instagram photos and videos to public, then just follow the above steps and turn Private Account option off.
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