How to Hide Followers and Follow List on Instagram [Step by Step Guide]

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In general, according to current trends, many of us have seen or even directly own an account on Instagram. This is an entertainment and advertising social network that belongs to the famous Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook and WhatsApp.

Through this platform we can stay informed and consume or enjoy the content of different people, accounts or brands which they publish constantly. Today Instagram allows us to post images, short and long videos (IGTV), GIFs, share stories on Facebook, etc., all this by logging in with a respective username and password.



On the other hand, it can be said that the app can also be accessed from multiple devices, be they desktop or personal computers, as well as mobile phones and tablets, so that there is a greater number of users connected to this network. It is also possible to have two or more accounts opened from the same mobile.

However, when we create the our profile we can do some configurations in a customized way, which they like very much themselves. A widely used change is to keep our accounts private, which can be done easily from the moment the account is created or this change can also be made at a later time.

In addition to entering your private account, Instagram offers you a wide variety of options to customize your account to your liking, such as blocking a user, changing the location of your country, inserting some chats as secondary, among others, moreover, only if If you have a verified account, you can hide the list of those you follow (follow) and the list of those who follow you (followers).

What is the difference between the follower list and the follower list?

The difference is simple: the follower list is the section where we can see which people follow us, see our content and public information on our profile; While, the following list is the one where all the profiles of the people we follow , of which we consume content and see public information.



Both lists can be viewed on our profile by clicking on 'Follower' and 'Following'.

Where's the option to hide the follower and followed lists?

Currently, Instagram doesn't have a certain option to hide follower and following lists; however, there are alternatives to being able to accomplish this task.

You can, first of all, render private your account ; in this way, immediately your follower and follower lists are no longer visible to those who do not follow you. If you want to hide your lists from someone in particular, after you have already performed the previous action, you can remove this person from your friends, and therefore they will no longer be able to see your lists, posts or stories.

Go to settings

Instagram Settings are located in two sections. 'Edit Profile', which is where we have it how to configure the presentation of our profile ; and, on the other hand, the more general configuration, which is found in the three strips at the top right of the screen.

Select configuration

We just have to enter our profile, press the three lines at the top right and a window will open; At the end of this, at the bottom we find the 'Settings' option.

Select Account

To access this section, we simply follow the settings selection steps. Once entered, among all the options, we can find 'Account'.

Activate "Hide who you follow"

In order to perform this function of the app you must also have a verified account, in otherwise it will not be possible to make the change. Once your account is verified, you need to follow the instructions below:



  1. From your verified account profile, you need to go to settings
  2. Select the option account and enter
  3. Here you look for the option for hide who I follow
  4. At the end press this function and it will be activated immediately

Activate "Hide followers"

This is a very common option that the application allows you, you must be sure to do it and have a verified account, otherwise you will not be able to do it. Here we will indicate the step by step you need to follow to perform this action from your profile:

  1. Log in to the verified account
  2. Go to the menu of settings
  3. You have to select the option Account
  4. Once inside, you can see the option to hide followers
  5. Click there and the action is performed automatically

The two options that have been given above will be applied for as long as you like, you can also reverse the process if you wish, just by doing the same procedure, only this time it would be for show the accounts to those who surf in your profile that you have, those you follow are already following.

This option is applied by many users because they believe it is necessary prevent others from looking at your profile, knowing your tastes or even your family, because this type of information is generally protected by large-scale accounts that are recognized by many people or are even brands.


How to prevent a follower from seeing my activity on Instagram

It is not possible to hide your Instagram activity from a specific follower; however, it can be hidden so that it is no longer public.


We will go to our Instagram profile and select the three strips at the top right. Yup will open a window with several options , we will click on «Settings».

Once the settings are open, in the 'Interactions' state, let's go to 'Activity status' . Here we will have the option «Show activity status» which we will deactivate and, therefore, it will no longer be public.

As a last resort, if you want to hide your activity and information from a specific profile, you can limit it (only you will see its comments and the chat will be found in message requests), or, as a more extreme option, block it directly.

Can other people know who I follow on Instagram?

If your account is public, anyone who has access to enter your profile can see both your list of followers and followed. Instagram doesn't yet have an option to hide either list for public accounts; However, if your account is private, none who has not accepted a follow request can see your posts or lists of followers and followed.

How can I make my Instagram account private

It does not require many steps, it is a very simple process which consists of:

  1. Enter our profile and let's go to the three lines in the upper right corner.
  2. Let's go to "Settings".
  3. We select 'Privacy'

4. In 'Privacy account', we can see the option of 'Private account', lo we activate and we will get a pop-up window indicating the conditions of this decision; click on 'Switch to a private account', and so we're done. 

Verify your account to hide your followers or those you follow

To carry out this verification First of all, it is necessary to have a number of requirements at hand that will be requested by the system of the social network itself, listed below: name of your account; full name (first and last names) and; identity document (DNI).

After making these collections, you will be able to make such a request from your account in so that your account is verified, for this you must be in your profile, then you need to click on the three dots, then click on the option «account settings».

While you are there, enter the account section so you can see the option that says "account verification"; This is where you have to enter the required data in advance, fill it in and send it. Once the requirements have been submitted, you must wait for a response from the system itself. This approval tends to take between 24 and 72 consecutive hours, but it can sometimes take a little longer.

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