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Instagram has many useful privacy options to keep you safe. However, finding these options can be confusing. Here is a breakdown of Instagram’s privacy options and how to use them to make your experience on Instagram as safe as possible.
From here, you can personalize your privacy settings.
Once you click, your account will immediately become private. You can make your account public again by clicking the same button again.
Private account: Only your followers will be able to see your posts and stories. As well, people will have to request to follow you.
Public account: Your posts and stories are available for anyone to see. People do not need to request to follow you, and by clicking the follow button, they will automatically be following you.
What happens when you block someone?
What happens when you restrict someone?
What happens when you mute someone?
What happens when you report someone’s account or post?
How to Filter Out Offensive Comments:
How to Control Who Can Comment (only on the app)
How to Hide Likes and Views
How to Choose Who Can Tag You
How to Turn on Manually Approve Tags on the App
How to Control Who Can @Mention You
How to Control Who Can Use Your Posts
How to Customize Viewing Options (only on the app)
How to Customize Who Can Reply to Your Story (only on the app):
How to Choose Who Can Share Your Story and Posts:
Only on the app:
Even after optimizing your Instagram safety through customizing each of these settings, Instagram can still be hard on your mental health. When your feed becomes too overwhelming, it is best to take a break. BeTimeful is here to help you take breaks from your feed while still allowing you to message people on social media. BeTimeful is more than a website blocker because it permits you to use the messaging feature while taking away the harmful and overwhelming feed.
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