Instagram

Instagram Privacy SettingsIf you haven’t manually set your Instagram account to “Private”, all of your photos are publicly available for anyone to view. Not a huge deal when you’re posting photos of rainbows and unicorns. But, when you’re posting location-tagged photos of a beach trip, or time with friends you intend to share only with friends, make sure your account is set up to protect your privacy.

Apple iOS

Go to your profile by tapping
Tap
Turn on the Private Account setting

Android

Go to your profile by tapping
Tap
Turn on the Private Account setting

Windows Phone

Go to your profile by tapping
Tap Edit Profile
Turn on the Posts are Private setting by checking the box and then tap the check mark to save your changes

*Note: Making your profile private doesn’t protect you 100%. If you have friends whose profiles are “Public”, they can take screenshots of your photos and repost for public viewing.

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