Want to hide Instagram stories from specific followers? Maybe you don’t want your friends or ex to find out about your recent travel photos. These people are important enough to stay on the follower list, but at the same time, you don’t want them checking out their latest Instagram stories. Here’s how to hide a story from someone on Instagram.
Hide Story from Specific Followers on Instagram
When you post a story on Instagram, all your followers can see it on the social platform. You can limit Story viewing to specific users only by using a privacy plugin in the app.
Follow the steps below to restrict Instagram Stories from specific users.
Stage 1: Open Instagram on iPhone.
Step 2: Go to your Instagram account tab.
Stage 3: Tap the three horizontal bars (hamburger) menu in the top right corner and go to Settings.
Step 4: Select Privacy and find Story under the Interactions menu.
Step 5: Tap on Hide story from.
Step 6: It will open the list of your followers.
Select your Instagram followers that you want to hide all the photos and videos you have added to your story on Instagram. This also hides your live videos.
Step 7: After selecting contacts from the list, hit Done at the top.
Instagram will take you back to the Story menu and you will see the number of people you have hidden the story from.
This much. You have successfully hidden specific people’s stories on Instagram. Note that hiding a story from someone is different from an Instagram blog. These people can still see your profile and posts.
Share Instagram Story with Only a Specific Group of People
Instagram offers a function called Close Friends. Using this you can only share your Instagram story with a group of people. This is very useful for those who have thousands of followers on a social network.
Using the Close Friends function, you can directly share your latest Instagram stories with selected users. Here’s how you can set up and use Close Friends on Instagram.
Stage 1: Open Instagram and go to Account.
Step 2: Go to Instagram Settings.
Stage 3: Go to Privacy and tap Story. Select Close friends.
Step 4: Select Close friend from the menu below and press Done at the bottom.
You have successfully created a close circle of friends on Instagram. Now you can share your Instagram story with your close friends and stand out from others. Here’s how.
Stage 1: Open Instagram and tap the + icon at the top.
Step 2: Tap Story and review the usual editing features.
Stage 3: Tap the Close Friends button at the bottom and Instagram will only share the story with the selected people.
Show Store From Someone On Instagram
Maybe you have changed your mind and now you want to show stories of certain people on Instagram. You can do this easily from the Settings menu.
Stage 1: Launch Instagram and tap the account icon in the lower right corner.
Step 2: Click on the hamburger menu in the upper right corner and select Settings.
Stage 3: Go to the Privacy menu and select Story.
Step 4: Select Hide story from the menu and uncheck the contacts.
Press Done in the upper right corner. After that, everyone can see your Instagram stories.
FAQ: Hide Story From Someone On Instagram
What about Current Instagram Stories?
When you hide a story from someone on Instagram, the change will apply to all your upcoming Instagram stories. Your current story is visible to all followers. You can delete the current story and repost it on Instagram to hide it from others.
Can Private Users See My Instagram Posts?
Yes, the change only applies to Instagram stories. Users will still see your profile and posts.
Will Users Get Notified When I Hide From Stories?
No, this is a privacy plugin from Instagram. Others do not receive any notification about the change. When they haven’t seen your Instagram story for a long time, they can only make a wise guess.
Does the User Remain Followers on Instagram?
Private users will continue to be your followers on Instagram. You will not see any decrease in your Instagram follower count.
Enjoy Privacy on Instagram
It’s good to see that Instagram offers privacy functions to hide the stories of certain users on the platform. Alternatively, you can always restrict these users from your account.