How to Hide Instagram Notes from Certain Followers in a Few Steps

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 15 April 2024
  • 5 mins read

Can you hide Instagram notes from some followers? Yes, you can. And, the process is simple and easy.

Instagram notes usually last 24 hours, and people love to write them just to express what they feel. 

Sometimes, we do not feel like sharing everything with all our followers and need ways to hide them. 

Let’s learn how to hide Instagram notes from certain followers.

Mute Notes from Some Followers on Desktop

  1. Go to Instagram and sign in to your profile. 
  2. Then, search the profile you want to mute and click the Following tab.
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  1. From the drop-down menu, select Mute.
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  1. Confirm your selection. 
  2. You can also Mute these followers by long-pressing their notes and selecting the mute option.

Mute Notes from Some Followers on the Phone

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.
  2. Search the profile you want to limit from seeing your notes.
  3. Go to the Following option and select Mute.
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How to Set Controls on Who Sees Your Posts

To control who sees your notes on Instagram, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a Close Friends List

Make a list of close friends and share your notes only with them. This way, your notes will be visible only to those you choose.

  1. Restrict a User

If you want to limit someone's access to your content without blocking them, you can restrict them. This means they won't see your notes or other features on your profile.

  1. Remove a Follower

If there's someone specific you don't want to see your notes, you can remove them as a follower. This stops them from seeing any of your future notes.

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  1. Block a User

If you want to stop someone from interacting with you completely, you can block them. They won't be able to see your notes or any other content on your profile.

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  1. Mute a User

If you don't want to see someone's notes, you can mute them. This means their notes will not appear in your chat list.

Using these methods, you can manage who sees your notes on Instagram and ensure your content is only visible to the people you want.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Are Instagram notes visible to all followers?


    No, notes are only visible to friends (people you follow back) or those on your "Close Friends" list, depending on whom you choose to share them with. People who can see the notes can also reply to them, and those replies will go to your direct messages.

  • Can people see Instagram notes on profiles and feeds?


    No, Instagram notes are not visible on profiles and feeds. They will last 24 hours and can be deleted at any time.

  • Why can't I see notes on my Instagram?


    Your device might not support the Notes feature. Check if your device is compatible with the Instagram app. Make sure your device's software is updated. Sometimes, you need the latest software version to access new features like Notes. Check for any available updates and install them.

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Your Notes, Your Audience!

Notes on Instagram are little posts that represent your ideas and feelings. It's perfect that you restrict them to a close group of people.

Limiting your interactions with people you think are reliable and safe to communicate with is always better. 
Remember, managing privacy on Instagram and other platforms is the first step to staying cyber-secure. PurePrivacy is a one-stop solution for managing your social media account.