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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.

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How to Hide Instagram Stories on iPhone

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.

Tap on Your Profile then Gear Icon in Instagram on iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap Story Settings below Account.

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Tap on Story Settings in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap Hide Story From.

Tap on Hide Story From in Instagram on iPhone

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.

Hide Instagram Stories on iPhone

That's it!

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 InstagramProfile tabSettings (gear icon.)

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Tap on Your Profile then Gear Icon in Instagram on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Story settings.

Tap on Story Settings in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Hide story from.

Tap Hide Story from in Instagram on iPhone

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.

Unhide Story in Instagram on iPhone

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.

Wrap up:

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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