There are many reasons why you may want to hide some of your Instagram posts. Perhaps you have an embarrassing photo that you don’t want people to see. Or maybe your profile has just gotten too filled up with posts and you want to clean it up. Whatever the reason, Instagram fortunately has a feature to hide one, or multiple, posts. When you hide a post, it won’t get deleted, it will just no longer be visible on your timeline. Today, we’re going to walk you through the quickest way to do it.
How to Hide Instagram Posts
- 1. Go to the post that you want to hide
- 2. Tap the three dots at the top right.
- 3. Chooase ‘Archive’.
That’s it! You have now hidden this post from your timeline, and you can do this to as many posts as you’d like. You make the post visible again at any time by following the steps below.
How to Unhide an Instagram Post
If you’ve changed your mind and want to make the post visible again, doing so is simple. Here are the steps:
- 1. Go to the Archive page by tapping the Clock icon at the top left of your profile page.
- 2. Tap the Archive drop down and choose ‘Posts’.
- 3. Choose the photo that you want to recover.
- 4. Tap the three dots at the top right and choose ‘Show on profile’.
That’s it. The post will now be visible on your profile again.
How to Hide an Instagram Story
Instagram also provides some useful features when it comes to hiding your story. In addition to hiding your story from everyone, you can actually choose specific people and make your story invisible to them.
Here’s how to hide your story from specific people:
- 1. Go to your profile, tap the three lines at the top right and choose ‘Settings’.
- 2. Tap Privacy and Security > Story Controls
- 3. Tap ‘Hide Story From’ and choose the people that you do not want to see your story.
If you’re instead looking to hide your story from everyone, unfortunately there is no other way than the method listed above. If you only have a few followers, this shouldn’t be an issue as you can just select them all. However, if you have a large number of followers, this may take you a long time. It is unclear whether or not Instagram will be adding in the feature to hide your story from everyone at the tap of a button.