How to hide featured stories on Instagram

You use Instagram on a daily basis and, given that you are a person particularly attentive to your privacy, you would like to be able to adjust some of the featured stories settings to your preferences, in order to hide them from unwanted people. Unfortunately, however, technology is not your forte and you don’t know how to do it.

How do you say? That’s exactly how things are and, therefore, you wonder how to hide featured stories on Instagram ? In this case you will be happy to know that in this tutorial I will provide you with all the information relating to the topic in question and I will illustrate, step by step, the procedures aimed at the correct completion of this operation.

If, therefore, you can’t wait to start, sit comfortably and take a few minutes of free time, to carefully read the information I am about to give you in this tutorial. You will see that by following my advice to the letter, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. Let it bet? At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read.


Preliminary information

Instagram app

Before I explain how to hide featured stories on Instagram , I need to give you some useful preliminary information about it.

You must first of all know that the operations aimed at hiding one’s own stories highlighted on Instagram (but also those that are not published in this specific section of the social network) can only be performed through the social network app for Android (downloadable from the Play Store or from alternative stores) and for iPhone (downloadable from the App Store).

Also, you should also know that only some of the operations aimed at hiding the stories – of which I will tell you about in detail in the next chapters of this tutorial – they can also be put into action for featured stories , others are for “standard” stories only. Find all the details below.

How to hide your stories on Instagram

I start this tutorial by explaining how to act, step by step, to hide your own stories on Instagram , helping you to not make them visible to specific users or to hide them from everyone.

How to hide Instagram stories from someone

Come nascondere le storie su Instagram a qualcuno

If you are wondering how to hide Instagram stories from someone , first of all you will be interested to know that this operation is very easy to complete and that its implementation is automatically applied to featured stories as well.

Getting started , then start the Instagram app by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the app menu of your device tivo, then log in to your account.

Now, go to your profile screen, using the icon of the little man (or the thumbnail of your profile ) located in the menu at the bottom right, click on the menu icon that you can see in the upper right corner right and, in the screen that is shown to you, tap on the Settings item.

Once this is done, go to the section Privacy> History , by pressing on the relevant words, then tap on the item Hide the story from and, in the menu that is shown to you, type the username of the person in your followers from whom you want to hide your stories.

Finally, put a check mark on his name and confirm the addition to this restriction list, by pressing the Finish button located in the upper right corner. Easy, right?

How to hide Instagram stories from everyone

Come nascondere le storie su Instagram a tutti

Would you like to be able to hide Instagram stories from everyone ? In that case, you will be happy to know that by taking advantage of the specific Instagram feature called Closest friends you can make sure that the stories you post on Instagram are hidden from everyone, except those you have. decided to add in this specific list of users.

This operation, however, is not applied for featured stories , which in any case remain visible to all users of the photographic social network.

Having said that, if you still want to implement this solution, you do not have to just go to your profile and press the menu icon . at the top right, to then reach the Settings> Privacy> History screen.

At this point, click on the voice Close friends and start adding the names of the people you want to be able to watch your stories reserved for “closest friends”, by putting a check mark on their names.

At the end of the addition, when publishing a story, click on the Closest friends item, in order to make the content visible only to those who have been added to this list.

If you have any doubts or problems in performing this operation, please refer to my specific tutorial on the subject.

How to hide other people’s Instagram stories

Come nascondere le storie di Instagram degli altri

If you are wondering if it is possible to hide other users’ Instagram stories , the answer is yes; however this specific operation cannot be applied for featured stories, which cannot be hidden.

In light of the above, if you wish simply hide specific content posted by other users in the “standard” stories, all you have to do is identify the user stories you want to hide * (using the round icons at the top with the thumbnails of the profiles of users), press and hold on the story to hide and, in the menu that is shown to you, tap on the Deactivate item.

Finally, press the Deactivate the story button and that’s it: the user’s content will be hidden from the stories section but will still be visible on his Instagram profile page .

In case of doubts or problems or for more information about this last feature of the social network photographic network, refer to my tutorial dedicated to the topic.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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