If you have an Instagram account or if you wish to open one, it is important to know that by default, all accounts are public, meaning that everyone can see your posts. However, if you don’t want to share your content with the public or if you no longer wish to have a public profile, you can switch to a private account. In this blog post, I will show you how to do it.
Before I explain the process, let’s clarify two scenarios and a condition. Firstly, if you already have an Instagram account and you switch to a private account, your existing followers will not be affected. They will still be able to see your previously posted and future posts. Secondly, if you are opening a new Instagram account and want it to be private, all your posts will be instantly private. However, it is important to note that professional accounts cannot be switched to private mode on Instagram.
Now, let’s dive into the steps.
1. Open your Instagram profile and click on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner.
2. Go to « Settings. »
3. Once in the settings menu, look for « Privacy » and click on it.
4. Under « Connections, » you will find « Account Privacy. » Here, you can see that I am currently in public mode.
5. To switch to a private account, simply click on « Account Privacy. »
6. Instagram will notify you that once your account is private, only approved followers will be able to see your photos and videos. Your existing followers will not be affected.
7. If you are currently using a professional account and want to switch to a private account, you will need to remove the professional account mode. To do this, go back to your account settings and scroll down to the bottom. You will see an option in blue that says « Switch to a Personal Account. » Click on it and choose the personal account option. Once you do this, you can switch to a private mode.
8. If you ever want to switch back to a professional account, you can easily do so. Instagram allows you to switch between personal, creator, and professional accounts without any hassle.
Once your account is set to private, when someone wants to follow you, they will need to click on the « Follow » button, and you will receive a notification. You can then decide whether or not to approve their request.
I hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Please feel free to share your thoughts and questions in the comments section. If you found this post useful, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up. Sharing this information on your social media platforms would also be greatly appreciated.
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