This is a guide on how to block someone from viewing your Instagram story. This feature can be useful if you want to “hide” your stories from certain people. For example, your boss, your work mates or even certain family members.
Step 1 – Go to your Instagram settings.
Firstly, you will need to click on the settings icon in the top right-hand corner. This icon is located above your Instagram profile.
Once you have done that, a menu will appear on the right. At the bottom of this menu, you will find an option called “Settings”.
Step 2 – Go into the Privacy section.
Once your Instagram “Settings” page has loaded, you will need to click on the “Privacy” option.
After that, you will need to click on the “Story” option. This can be found in the “Interactions” section.
At this stage, the “Story” screen will appear. This section allows you to hide your story from certain people and select “Close Friends”. In addition, it also allows you to control who can reply to your stories and whether they can be shared or not.
However, in our case, we want to prevent someone from being able to see our stories. Therefore, we will need to click on the “Hide Story From” option.
Step 3 – Select the person you want to hide your story from.
At this stage, you will be able to select which followers you want to hide your stories from.
As you can see in the screenshot above, I selected one of my followers by clicking on the checkbox beside their name.
Finally, in order to apply this change, we will need to click on the arrow in the top left-hand corner.
Once you have selected the person in question and saved your changes, you will notice that Instagram displays how many people are blocked from seeing your story.
And that’s it! From now on, these people will no longer be able to view your stories. In fact, they won’t even know that you have uploaded one.
Will someone find out if I have hidden my Instagram stories from them?
No. Instagram will not notify other people if you block them from seeing your stories. However, they could potentially figure it out if someone else mentions it.
“Did you see Lisa’s story?”
“Yea, she uploaded a photo of her new car.”
“It’s not showing anything for me?”
“OMG, she must have blocked you from her story!”
If you are going to hide your stories from someone, then you will need to make sure that their close friends or relatives are also blocked. That way, there is less of a possibility that they will find out.
Other guides that you might find helpful:
- How to hide your Snapchat story from someone.
- How to mute someone on Instagram.
- Check if someone follows you back on Instagram.