Why do some people make their Instagram accounts private

  • 1 To avoid being followed by strangers

    Some people dislike being followed by people they don't know, so they make their accounts private. See Why do random people follow you on Instagram

  • 2 They don't want certain people to see their accounts

    Some people try to hide their social media accounts from some people. Making their Instagram private helps with that. 

  • 3 They like being in control

    People who like being in control can make their Instagram private so that they control who can see their posts. 

  • 4 They are celebrities

    Some celebrities make their personal Instagram accounts private so that fans don't invade their account. 

  • 5 They want to post pictures freely

    Some people make their Instagram account private so that they can post whatever kind of pictures they want. 

  • 6 To avoid being followed by spam accounts

    Making your Instagram account private ensures that you don't get followed by spam accounts. 

  • 7 To avoid having their pictures stolen

    Some people suffer from having their pictures stolen and people creating fake profiles with them. Making Instagram private prevents that problem from happening. 

  • 8 They don't want people to know about their private lives

    Some people appreciate privacy, which is why they choose not to make their Instagram public. 

  • 9 To avoid harassment

    Some people experience harassment on Instagram due to their sharing certain photos. This drives people to make their accounts private. 

  • 10 To hide it from their family

    Some people make their Instagram accounts private so that their family can't follow them. 

  • 11 They don't care about the number of followers

    Some people create Instagram accounts to share pictures with a close group of friends. They don't pay much attention to their number of followers.

  • 12 To not be judged by people

    Some people hate being judged by others. Making their Instagram private is one way of avoiding judgment.