To ensure your stories have needed privacy, Instagram allows you to not just set your account private but also hide your Instagram stories from someone using your iPhone. The best thing about this feature is that it allows you to keep your posts concealed from certain friends without having to unfollow them.
One thing worth noting is that hiding your story from someone is different than blocking them. For instance, the person whom you have stopped from viewing your stories will continue to see your profile and posts; unlike the blocked ones.
How to Hide Instagram Stories from Someone on iPhone
Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone → Tap on the profile tab at the bottom right corner → Now, you need to tap on the Gear icon.
Step #2. Next, tap Story Settings below Account.
Step #3. Now, tap Hide Story From.
Step #4. Finally, you need to select the people you want to hide your story from → In the end, then tap on Done at the top right corner.
Now, these people won't be able to view your story.
How to Unhide Instagram Stories from Someone on iPhone
At any time, you want to allow those friends to view your posts, you can do so with ease.
Step #1. Open Instagram → Profile tab → Settings (gear icon.)
Step #2. Tap on Story settings.
Step #3. Tap on Hide story from.
Step #4. Tap on the circle with the check mark next to the person who you want to view your posts → Tap on Done at the top right to confirm the change.
That's all folks!
While looking at who's seen your story, you can select people to hide your story from. Simply, tap on the “X” to the right of their name and select Hide Story From [Username].
If your story shows up on a hashtag page or location, you can see it at the top of the list of people who have seen your story.
Simply tap on the x to the right of a location or hashtag page to hide your story from it. Your account's privacy setting allows you to decide who can see your story. If you have set your account private, only your approved followers will be able to see your story.
If your account is set to public, your followers and anyone will be able to view your story and profile.
That's how you can keep posts under the wraps from certain friends! Have any feedback? Feel free to share it in the comments below.
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