You can’t become completely invisible on Instagram; at the very least, your username will visible to anyone who searches for it on the platform. Still, if you want to maintain a little extra privacy on the app, it’s important to disconnect your phone number and even sign up using a different email than your personal one to avoid unwanted contact.
Disconnect contacts and social networks
First things first: In order to hide your Instagram from public view, you should make your account private; to do this from a smartphone, tap on the menu on the top right of your profile. (It looks like three horizontal lines.) From here, go to “Settings” > “Privacy” > “Account Privacy,” and toggle on the private feature.
On a computer, just go to your profile > “Edit Profile” and you’ll see the option to make your account private.
If you use a hashtag in any post, don’t worry: Both your profile and the photo will remain private. If you like a public post, however, your username will be visible and remain clickable, though only approved followers can see your actual posts.
By Josh Ocampo
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