However, if you’re looking to hide your following list, Instagram doesn’t make it as easy or straightforward. But there are specific ways you can ensure that everyone who you don’t wish to or specific people don’t see your following list.
In this article, we’ve discussed the following five ways that will help you hide who you follow on Instagram from everyone except a few or specific people.
Also read: How are followers ordered on Instagram?
Make your account private
There is no direct way to hide who you follow on Instagram, but one of the easiest ways to hide people you follow from people who don’t follow you is to make your Instagram account private.
Assuming that you don’t have a problem with people who follow you from seeing who you follow, this is the easiest solution. Note that making your account private will make your following list as well as posts from people who don’t follow you.
So, if having your posts disappear from public feeds and only be available to your followers works for you, here’s how to make your Instagram profile private.
- Tap on your profile tab on the bottom right.
- On your profile page, tap on the hamburger (triple-horizontal lines) icon located on the top-right.
- Then select Settings.
- Next, tap on Privacy.
- Next, tap on the toggle button beside Private account to make your Instagram account private.
Anyone who doesn’t follow you will not be able to see who you follow on Instagram.
Remove followers to hide your followers from them
If your Instagram account is already private, the chances are that you want to hide who you follow from someone specific. If it won’t make a difference, the easiest way is to remove them from your follower list. Doing so will revoke their access to your posts and the list of the profiles you follow on Instagram.
Go to your profile, tap on the number of your followers and remove the said person’s profile from your follower list.
If you do not wish to remove them altogether, you can restrict their profile.
Restrict people so they can’t see your followers
If you want to keep your profile public, another way for you to revoke access to the list of who you follow on Instagram from someone is by restricting their account. There are several ways using which you can restrict someone’s account on Instagram.
Once you restrict someone’s account, their comments will also be hidden from your posts (only they’ll be able to see them), and their messages will end up in the Message Request section of your inbox.
Block people so they can’t see your followers
Blocking someone is another way to hide who you follow on Instagram from them. If it won’t make a difference to you, blocking someone is one of the most straightforward ways to achieve your goal.
Here is how to block someone on Instagram. Read this article to learn what happens when you block someone on Instagram.
Use a third-party monitoring tool
There are several third-party monitoring tools available where you can check out people’s posts without following them. Search for one and empty your following list; this way, no one will be able to see who you follow on Instagram.