Instagram is the biggest photo sharing social platform where billions of users share their photographs and selfies with each other. Instagram is such a big platform where celebrities, sport persons, politicians and even big companies and business hubs take part and share posts. Sometimes, we come across certain beautiful posts that we want to share. But there is a flip side of Instagram. Just like any other social media, Instagram is full of creepy lecher strangers who only send lewd messages to others. For your safety, it is not advisable to leave your Instagram profile public. Any user can see the posts uploaded by a public user and any one can follow a public user. If you are a private user, then a follow request will come to you first. You can check the profile of the user and the decide whether you want to add him as a follower or not.
Another advantage of private profile is that no user can repost you Instagram stories and posts.
The following tutorial will help you understand how to convert your public Instagram profile to a private one.
Steps To Convert Your Instagram Profile From Public To Private
1. Open Instagram. Go to your home tab. Click on the three dots located at the top right corner of the screen.
2. Scroll down and find the option “Private Account”. This option is by default enabled so that any user can follow you. If you want to change your profile to Private, then turn on the option by tapping on the slider to turn it to blue.