One Easy Way to Hide Your Post from Someone on Instagram

| Updated on March 1, 2024

Instagram has become the largest used social media over the years and if you own an Instagram account, you must be aware of all the amazing features it offers. You can get a glimpse of your favorite celebrity’s lifestyle, share your lifestyle as well, and increase your followers on Instagram. People will visit your Instagram more often if they will like what you share.

There can be times when you want to hide pictures on Instagram. I have received many emails asking me how to hide posts on Instagram and is there any option to hide Instagram posts from certain followers. So I have explained all the related concerns in this article, read it till the end and hopefully, you will get all your answers. 

So if you want to know how to hide Instagram posts, there are different methods but the method that will suit your situation totally depends on the concern you have such as if you want to hide posts on Instagram from someone or everyone.

How to Hide Posts on Instagram?

There is one and only one method using which you can hide your posts from Instagram and that is ‘Archive’ them. Doing that will transfer that post to the archive folder and no one would be able to see it till you undo the things.

Steps to Hide Your Post on Instagram

By following the steps given below, you will be able to hide your post on Instagram and that too without unfollowing anyone:

  1. Look for the post you want to hide and open it
  1. Tap the three dots icon at the top-right corner of the image 
  1. From the menu that appears, select Archive.
  1. This will hide the post that you want others to see
  1. That’s how you can hide your Instagram posts without unfollowing anyone.

Steps to Unhide your Post on Instagram

In case, you want to unhide the post that you have archived earlier, you can do that as well. To unhide the post, here is what you need to do:

  1. Go back to your Instagram profile and tap the menu icon at the top
  1. Tap the first option that says ‘Archive’
  1. From the drop-down menu, select the option ‘Posts Archive’
  1. There you will see all the posts that you have archived; 
  1. Open the one that you want to unhide and again tap the menu icon at the top-right; tap ‘Show on profile’.
  1. Go back to your posts and refresh the page and you will see that the post has reappeared there.

Some of you may also be interested in knowing how to hide all Instagram posts at once, but there is no method for that. You can only hide your Instagram posts one by one using the ‘Archive’ option.

How to Hide Posts from Someone on Instagram?

Now we all have that Instagram post that we want to hide from someone but unfortunately, no method will let you hide your post from a single person. You can block someone from seeing your Instagram posts by removing them from your follower’s list so that there will be no need to block them. Or you can even block the person from whom you want to hide your Instagram posts. Similarly, you cannot hide your posts on Instagram from certain followers, either you can hide the posts from everyone or no one.


If you want to hide your posts on Instagram, you can archive them one by one and no one will be able to see them. In case you want to hide a post from someone, there is no method for that either you can block them or if you have a public account you can make it private so that your posts stay hidden from the non-followers.

Khushboo Chhibber

Senior Web Writer and Video Creator

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