How to set Instagram account private: Complete guide - Trends4tech
How to set Instagram account private

Instagram is a most popular and biggest social media platform in today internet world. It getting popularity day by day. Instagram is a photos, videos and media sharing platform in worldwide. Post can be share publicly and with preapproved. Most of peoples doing their business on Instagram and growing their business with this platform. So in this article, we will discuss about that how to set Instagram account private. I will describe about Private account privacy and rules.

What is a private Instagram account?

A private Instagram account is that where only your followers see your posts and your privacy is hidden by other Instagram users. If anyone want to follow you that he/she submit a request for your approval. If you know this person and approve it. Then he/she will be able to see your Instagram media and privacy. So check carefully followers request before approving it. Because some fake Instagram users can stole your privacy.

What is a public Instagram Account?

Public Instagram account free for public to see your Instagram uploaded media. There is no need of any request approval to see Posts of any public account. You can see all privacy of public account without following them.

How to set Instagram account private?

Here I will tell step by step that how we can set our Instagram account private. So please focus carefully on my share Information:

First of all go to your Instagram account profile then chose the option of setting and privacy.

Then scroll down and Select the option of Account privacy which is showing in image below. After this you will see the button of switching Instagram account private.

You can also switch Instagram private account to public if your account is already private and want of switch public.

Important information

One thing one I want to share that you can only switch your Instagram account private if your account is personal. You can’t switch a professional or business account private. If you to set your account private then first you need to switch your professional account to personal.

Also some Instagram tools helps to see Instagram media secretly of any public Instagram account. Such as Picnob which is Instagram viewer and downloader. Anyone can view and download your uploaded post secretly by using this tool. But this tool works on only public account not on a Private Instagram account.


Instagram private account feature is most important for those who don’t want to share their information all our world. A Private account secure user all information. No anyone can stole your information. So if you don’t want to share your information then switch your account as a private. Share this Information with your friends if it is helpful.

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