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Storrito Q&A: How can I hide my Instagram Stories from certain people?

Want to successfully showcase your brand on Instagram? Then Instagram Stories should be a part of your daily work. In our "Storrito Q&A," we’ll explain everything you need to know about Instagram, Instagram Stories and Instagram marketing.

How can I hide my Instagram Stories from certain people?

Every user on Instagram has the option to choose whether their account will be private or public. If an account is private, not every Instagram user can see the person's pictures and stories. They will only be visible if the user confirms their subscription request.

With public accounts, however, it's different. Here, every Instagram user can see all the posts and stories, whether they have subscribed to the channel or not.

Instagram offers public accounts the option of hiding their stories but not their feed posts from certain users.

One possible reason for this is that feed posts are mostly scheduled, while stories have more of a live character.

Hide your stories from certain people

1. Go to your Instagram app and click on your profile.

2. Open the burger menu and click on "Settings."

3. Select the "Privacy" item.

4. Click on "Story."

5. Select the item "Hide story from."

Here, you can either search for specific subscribers from whom you want to hide your stories in the future, or you can simply scroll through the list of your subscribers and select them as you see them.

Once you check the box in front of a name, that person will no longer be able to see your Instagram stories.

By the way, this is also exactly how you can undo the setting: if you want subscribers to be able to see your stories again, just select their names and remove the checkmarks.

Hide uninteresting Instagram stories

Users can also choose to hide stories that they do not want to see. Those who are not interested in the stories of certain accounts, but still want to subscribe to them, can simply hide the stories from these accounts.

On Instagram, users can easily be muted in the stort bar. Muting users provides two advantages. First, the user is grayed out and displayed at the very end of the story bar. The second advantage is that the user’s stories are no longer played automatically.

Hiding the user is extremely simple: A long click on the corresponding user in the story bar is enough. Then select "mute user" and the stories of this account will be muted.

Conclusion: Instagram Stories are the foundation of a good marketing strategy

Instagram Stories are becoming an increasingly important part of a good marketing strategy. To make it easier to work on Instagram Stories as a team, Storrito can help. You can design, edit and schedule your Stories from the comfort of your computer. This way, everyone has access to and an overview of your Instagram stories.

Tobias Manroth Author image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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