You might want to hide your Instagram following list if you do not like strangers or specific people to know who you follow. You will learn in this article how to hide your following list on Instagram.
Note that Instagram does not offer users a direct option to hide their following list from other users. But luckily, some workarounds will help you achieve the same result as that of hiding your following list.
How to Hide Your Following List on Instagram from Other Users
We have explained two indirect ways to hide your Instagram following list from strangers or specific users.
Method1: Make Your Account Private
Switching to a private Instagram account will hide your following list from users who do not follow you. To see your following list, users would have to send you a follow request that needs to be approved by you.
Note that people who already follow you on Instagram would be able to see your following list when you switch to a private account. Switching to a private account will only hide your following list from users who do not follow you.
Here is how you can make your Instagram account private.
Step1: Open Instagram and access your profile page by tapping your profile icon in the bottom-right corner.
Step2: On your profile page, hit the Hamburger menu in the top-right corner.
Step3: Tap Settings, then choose Privacy.
Step4: Tap the Private account toggle to make your Instagram account private.
Method2: Block the User to Hide Your Following List from Them
Blocking a person on Instagram will prevent them from viewing your profile. Your following list appears on your profile page. So, a person would not be able to see your following list if they cannot access your Instagram profile.
Here is how you can block a user on Instagram and stop them from viewing your following list.
Step1: Open the profile page of the Instagram user. You can find their profile page by using the search bar.
Step2: Tap the three-dotted menu in the top-right corner of their profile.
Step3: select Block.
Now, you do not have to worry about the user seeing your Instagram following list.
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