How To Hide Followers & Following on Instagram 2023 (3 Ways To Do It)

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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If you’re wondering whether you can hide who follows you on Instagram? We have some answers that can help you do that, but it’s a complicated issue.

Instagram allows everyone sees who follows you and the account you follow as well on the app.

And if you want to hide your followers from someone on Instagram, you can use Instagram’s most popular features to achieve this.

In this article, you’ll learn how to hide followers and following on Instagram. We’ll share the three methods you can use to hide your followers from anyone.

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Can You Hide Followers List On Instagram With A Click?

Instagram doesn’t officially give you an option to hide who can see your followers and who you want to hide it from. There’s no option to hide followers or following lists from everyone.

As of now, you’ll not be able to do that officially, but you can still hide the list using features available on the app.

With our guide, you can use the three different options available to hide your followers from specific users on Instagram, or general view if you want [come with a catch].

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How To Hide Followers On Instagram

If you want to hide your followers or following list, you can use the same option to do so. And users won’t be able to see your following or followers list again.

Hide 1: Private Your Account

You can private your account by going to your Account Settings > Privacy > Switch on private account.

Step 1: Go To Your Profile

Open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone, then tap on your profile photo at the bottom right corner.

On your profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 2: Tap Settings

From the pop-up bottom menu, tap on Settings, and you’ll be taken to your account settings.

Step 3: Tap Privacy

Tap on Privacy on your Settings, and then toggle on Private account. And your account will be privatized.

No Instagram users will be able to see your followers or following list, but they’ll still be able to see the total [number].

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Hide 2: Block The User

You can block anyone by going to their profile page > Tap the three dots > Tap Block > Select option > Tap Block.

Step 1: Go To Account Profile

On the person profile page, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 2: Tap Block

From the pop-up bottom menu, tap on Block, choose between one of the two options, and tap Block again.

Once you block the user, they’ll not be able to see your account or people that are following you.

They won’t even be able to search for your account on the app, except if they use another account.

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Hide 3: Remove The Person

To remove a follower, go to your profile account > Tap Followers > Search followers and tap on Remove.

Step 1: Go To Your Profile

Open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone, then tap on your profile photo at the bottom right corner.

Step 2: Tap Followers

On your profile page, tap Followers at the top of your screen, and you’ll see a list.

If you don’t see the person you want to search for at the top, you can search for them.

Step 3: Tap Remove

Once you’ll see the followers you’re searching for, tap on Remove, and they’ll not be on your followers’ list again.

By removing followers and keeping your account private, they’ll not be able to see your followers list.

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How To Hide Your Followers On Instagram Without Private Account

If you don’t want to private your Instagram account just because you want to hide your followers’ list from one person, you can use this option instead.

Hide 1: Blocking The User

If you want to hide your followers without privatizing your account, you’ll need to use the block feature.

Apart from this, there’s no other way you can use to hide followers without private your account.

Well, you know how the blocking feature works, you’ll not be able to make contact, and the person won’t be able to reach you again.

Apart from blocking the person, there’s no way you can hide your followers or following list without privatizing your account.

Instagram hasn’t introduced any feature yet, and we hope they do the feature.

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How To Hide My Following List On Instagram From Followers

Well, this is quite unusual, but if you want to hide your following list from your followers on Instagram, you’ll have to privatize your account, and then remove or block the person from your followers’ list.

Once you do that, your block or remove followers will not be able to see your following list.

This is the only way you can hide the list, and you should know that you can only do this for a single user [account] not the full followers’ list.

You can’t necessarily hide your following list from all your followers, except if you want to block everyone on your list, which will result in NO followers at the end.

Conclusion

If you use Instagram a lot, you’ll know that the photo-sharing app hasn’t introduced any feature that allows users to hide their followers on the app.

You’ll not get a button that you can use to hide your followers from everyone on Instagram. And I see why you intend to do it in the first place, privacy, security reasons, etc.

Either way, you can still use Instagram’s most popular feature to hide your followers from a particular user on the app, or everyone.

You can do this by settings your Instagram account to private, which means other users can’t view your followers except if they follow you.

If the person you’re trying to hide the followers from is following you, you can either block them or remove them from the list.

If you block the person from your account, they’ll not be able to search your account name or follow you again. But they’ll be able to use another account, but still won’t be able to see your followers list.

If you remove them while you’ve privatized your account, they’ll not get any notice and will not be able to see your followers list again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we hide followers on Instagram?

Yes and No. If you’re looking for a single button on Instagram to hide your followers, NO you can’t hide the followers’ list. But using other ways you can restrict people from seeing your followers list.

Who can see my followers on Instagram

Everyone on Instagram can see your followers on Instagram, and this is the default setting. If you want to hide who can see your followers on Instagram, you can use the guide above.

How to see hidden followers on Instagram

If you want to see hidden followers from an Instagram account that’s private, you’ll need to follow the account. Once the person approved of you, you’ll be able to see the hidden followers.

How to hide my followers on Instagram

If you want to hide your followers on Instagram, you can either privatize your account, and restrict some users, or block the person from your account.

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As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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