If you want to keep your Instagram account private, you’ll need to remove your phone number from the account settings. To do this, go to the Profile section and tap on “Edit profile.” Then, tap on “Personal information settings” and remove your phone number by clicking on it and tapping on the backspace key. Save your changes and your account will be private.
Unlinking your Facebook account from Instagram can help you hide your Instagram account from your Facebook friends. To do this, go to your Profile icon, then tap on the three lines icon, and tap on “Settings.” Then, tap on “Account” and “Sharing to other apps.” Finally, tap on “Facebook” and then on “Accounts Center.” Then, go to “Accounts and profiles” and then on your Facebook account. From there, tap on “Remove from Accounts Center.” Tap on “Continue” and “Remove Facebook name.”
If you don’t want Instagram to suggest your account to others, go to the web version of Instagram from a browser, and go to your profile icon. Tap on the option that says “Edit profile.” Scroll down and untick the option below that says “Similar account suggestions.”
People can find you on Instagram if they have your contact by syncing their contacts.
Stop People from Finding Instagram Account with Contact Information:
Follow the below methods:
Remove Phone Number from Instagram:
People can find you on Instagram if they’ve synced their contacts with the app and you’ve used your phone number to make your account. To prevent this from happening, remove your phone number from your account.
Open Instagram> Profile icon
To remove your number from your Instagram account, open the app from your phone’s home screen. On the main page of Instagram, posts from people you follow will be visible. To remove your number, select the profile icon in the top right corner of the screen. Then, select ‘Edit Profile.’ Under ‘Contact,’ select ‘Phone’ and then ‘Remove.’
JUST There will be a menu bar at the bottom with five icons. Tap on the option at the absolute right, which is the “Profile” option. This action will take you to the profile section of Instagram.
Go to “Edit profile”> “Personal information settings”
The Following and Followers lists are available in the Profile tab, along with all the posts you have uploaded from your account. The “Edit profile” option is located below these lists.
“Personal information settings” is the last option you’ll see in this section. Tapping on it reveals all the information you’ve added, like your phone number and email address. To delete your phone number, tap on it and then hit “save changes.”
Unlink Facebook from Instagram:
You can unlink your Facebook account from Instagram if you’re experiencing problems with people you’ve added as friends on Facebook seeing your account.
Open Instagram > Profile icon > Three lines icon
To unlink your Facebook account from Instagram, first open the app and tap on the right-most option in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen; this is the profile icon. In this section, you will see an icon at the top right corner of the screen that is symbolized by three horizontal lines. Tap on it.
Go to “Settings”> “Account” > “Sharing to other apps”
Once you’ve tapped on the three lines icon, the “Settings” option will appear in the next tab. Tap on “Account” and you will be able to see options related to changes you can make to your account. Find the option that says “Sharing to other Apps” and tap on it.
Go to “Accounts Center”> Remove Account
Tap on Facebook to find the “Account Center.” You will see all the connected accounts. Tap on the “Accounts and profiles” option. Then tap on your Facebook account. In the next tab, tap on the “Remove from Accounts Center” option at the bottom of the screen. Tap on Continue and “Remove [Facebook name].”
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Untick Similar Account Suggestions:
If you want to keep your Instagram account hidden from other users, you can do so by adjusting your account’s privacy settings. Unfortunately, this can only be done through the Instagram website; the app doesn’t have an option for this.
Go to Instagram web from your browser > Profile icon
To prevent Instagram from suggesting your account to others, visit the website from your web browser and log in. Then, tap the “Profile” icon at the bottom of the screen.
Go to “Edit profile” > untick the option
The profile section of the app has an option to edit your profile. Scroll down to the bottom of the section and you will see the option to turn off similar account suggestions. Tapping the box will remove your account from other people’s suggestions.
Unlinking your accounts is a very important part of this process, as you are more likely to have more friends on social media than phone contacts. This reduces the chances of being seen in suggestions incredibly.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.