How to Hide Highlights on Instagram

You create a highlight on Instagram to keep all your memories and life updates in line. But suddenly now you think the outside world doesn’t need to know certain things about you. So now you want to hide a particular highlight from your profile. Know how to hide highlights on Instagram in this article.

What are Instagram Highlights?

Instagram Highlights are stories that you can view on Instagram Stories. They are a new way to share your story with the world.

Instagram Highlights are a type of Instagram post that is only available to users who follow the account in question. They are a way for influencers and brands to share content that they want to promote on their profile.

Instagram Highlights are the perfect way for companies and influencers to share content with their followers, who would otherwise not have seen it. It’s also an easy way for brands to increase their reach by getting more exposure through influencers’ profiles.

The highlight feature is also a great opportunity for brands to engage with their followers directly and create meaningful interactions without having to worry about posting too often or being too promotional.

What are The Ways to Hide Your Instagram Highlights?

You can hide your Instagram Highlights in two ways.

#1: If your account is public, edit your close friends list. Make a story for close friends only instead of making it public. Then make a highlight of that story. That highlight will now be only for your close friends and not for the public audience.

#2: You can also hide your Instagram highlights by editing your settings in the privacy section.

How to Hide Instagram Highlights?

How to Hide Highlights on Instagram
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Instagram highlights are a collection of Instagram stories that stay on your profile whereas the stories disappear within only 24 hours. You can section out your highlights based on the categories of your priorities and life choices. You can also name the highlights and add separate featured icons to the highlights so that they look more aesthetically pleasing.

Instagram yet doesn’t have the feature to hide news feed posts like Facebook. you can not edit your privacy settings and limit your posts to certain close ones. But you can do that with your Instagram Stories by editing your close friends list.

Just like that, you can also limit the audience for your story highlights in two different ways.

Method 1: Hide Highlights by Close Friends Option.

Suppose you want to share a relatable joke for your friends’ group that might be irrelevant or offensive to your followers. In that situation, you can always share a story by posting that joke and clicking on the option “Close friends” with the white star icon inside a green circle instead of pressing the “Your Story” option with your profile picture as the icon.

After adding the close friends story you can now add a story highlight only for those particular friends. Here are the steps on how to hide highlights on Instagram by the close friends method:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on the three lines at the top right corner of your profile page.
  3. Click on the option “Close Friends”.
  4. You will see circles on the right-hand side of your follower list.
  5. Select the ones for whom you want to make the highlight visible.
  6. Tap on “Done

Now post a story for your close friends and make a highlight out of it. Every time you add another story to that highlight with the close friends list marked on, only hose few friends would be able to view your story.

Method #2: Hide Highlights by Settings

This method focuses on hiding only a few followers from your highlights. This method can help you restrict your nosy family members from seeing you having fun privately. Here’s the step-by-step guide to follow when you know whom to hide your story/highlights from.

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on the three lines at the top right corner of your profile page.
  3. Click on “Settings”.
  4. Tap on “Privacy”.
  5. Select “Story” from the other privacy options.
  6. Select “Hide Story From”
  7. You will see circles on the right-hand side of your follower list.
  8. Select the ones from whom you want to hide the highlight.
  9. This menu has an autosave mode so you do not have to tap on “Done” this time.
  10. Simply press the back button and exit from the page.

This way you can now restrict those certain people from all your story/ highlights.

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