Have you ever been in a scenario when you hopped onto one of your friend’s Instagram accounts to find someone else’s profile?

Trust me – I have been there.

And I know – people use my profile to find someone else’s profile all the time. 

Here’s a real-life example:

Let’s say you signed up for a dance class – where you saw a girl/boy that you really want to talk to. 

You know their name but it’s not always enough to find their profile. So, what you may end up doing is – you can head over to your dance class’s Instagram page and try to find that boy/girl in their followers or following list. 

That’s what most people do. 

But it can get annoying real soon for some people.

If you don’t really like people hopping onto your profile to find other people’s profiles or if you don’t really want to have your follower list out in the open, look no further.

Throughout this blog post, I’ll show you how to hide followers on Instagram.

I’m so excited to share this with you.

Let’s dive in. 

How to Hide Followers on Instagram

You can’t hide your followers from everyone on Instagram. However, there are a few steps that you can consider to hide followers on Instagram like switching your Instagram profile from public to private or blocking someone on Instagram. Apart from that, there’s no other way to hide followers on Instagram.

If you don’t really want one of your followers named ‘Dan’ to look at your followers list, then you can just block him, if appropriate. If you don’t really want your non-followers to look at your followers list, then you can just switch your profile from Public to Private – not applicable for professional accounts. 

To hide followers on Instagram:

Switch from Public to Private Profile

If your Instagram profile is public, anyone can see your followers. 

Let me repeat – literally anyone.

This means – people who don’t even know you can see who your followers are and who you’re following. 

Some people are okay with it, some are not.

And if you want to hide your Instagram followers, then you can consider switching from public to private. If you have a professional business account, I’d not advise you to do it.

But if you have a personal account and don’t mind switching to private, follow these steps:

Head Over to Privacy Under Instagram Settings

First, log in to your Instagram mobile application, if you haven’t already logged in. 

Next, click on your profile picture in the bottom-right corner to head over to your Instagram profile. Once you’ve landed on your profile, tap on the three-vertical lines in the top-right corner. 

Head Over to Privacy Under Instagram Settings

As you click on it, you’ll see:

  • Settings
  • Archive
  • Your activity
  • QR Code
  • Saved
  • Close Friends
  • Favorites

To switch to a private account, we need to head over to Instagram Settings. Click on Settings to do that.

Under Instagram Settings, click on “Privacy” – which you can see below “Notifications” and above “Security.”

Switch from Public to Private

If your Instagram account is public, then you’ll see the “Private Account” option under “Account Privacy” in grey. To switch to private, tap on the grey toggle – to turn it blue. 

Instagram will ask you for confirmation – “Switch to Private Account?”

Switch from Public to Private Profile Instagram

To switch to Private, click on “Switch to Private.”

Congratulations! Your Instagram account is now private.

But note – your followers will still be able to see your followers list. If there’s anyone in your followers list that you want to hide your followers from, I’d advise you to remove him/her from your followers. 

Remove Follower

If your account is private, then only your followers can look at your followers and following list. If you want to hide your followers and following list from one or more of your followers, then you can either remove them as followers or block them.

But blocking someone isn’t always appropriate. 

So, sometimes, it’s advisable to remove followers.

How to Remove Instagram Follower

To remove followers, head over to your profile.

Click on the “X Followers” at the top.

From here, you can see all your followers. Now, next to every single follower’s name, you’ll see a “Remove” option. To stop them from following you, click on “Remove.”

Instagram will ask you for confirmation. Click on “Remove” at the bottom to remove followers.


Or you can just block someone. To block someone on Instagram:

  • Head over to the person’s profile
  • Click on the three-dotted lines in the top-right corner of their profile.
  • Select “Block”
How to Block on Instagram

Now, Instagram will ask:

  • Block {Account Name} and new accounts they create.
  • Block {Account Name}

My advice would be to select the second option – as if your account is public, then the person can always create new accounts and check your followers list.


There’s no privacy setting that allows you to hide your followers list from everyone. But you can implement the tactics I’ve mentioned in this post.

I hope I was able to help you out.

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Thanks for reading!

And as always, love you guys!

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