Steps to hide Stories from Hashtag and Location page in Instagram for iPhone

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Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular photo-sharing service out there. Facebook-owned social network has been rolling out new features and changes in recent months in an attempt to increase user adoption. Last year, Instagram introduced Stories, a great feature that allows you to share all the moments of your day.

Instagram Stories has received positive reviews from tech experts and users worldwide. In April, Instagram announced that its Stories reached more than 200 million users every single day. With a great success of Stories, Instagram is certainly making its Stories bigger. In May, Instagram got an update with the introduction of Location and Hashtag stories.

Basically, users now can search location and hashtag stories using the Explore tab in Instagram. While this is a great feature for those who want to reach more Stories with geo-stickers and hashtags. One major drawback is the issue of privacy, as anyone can view your hashtag or location based stories.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to prevent your Instagram stories from showing up on the Location or Hashtag page. Before we dive in, make sure that you are now running the latest version of Instagram on your iPhone.

Steps to hide Stories from Location and Hashtag page in Instagram for iPhone

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Instagram app from your home screen. After that, hit the Profile button at the bottom right corner of the screen

Step two: Once you are done, hit the gear button at the top right corner of the screen and then tap on the switch for Private Account to turn it on.

Steps to prevent individual Instagram Stories from appearing on Location and Hashtag page on your iPhone and iPad

Step one: Launch the Instagram app from your iPhone or iPad’s home screen and then hit Your Story button at the bottom left

Step two: Next up, you now need to tap on the view number icon

Step three: Once you are done, hit the X button next to the name of the story you wish to hide.

Also read: Check out how you can enable Dark Mode in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad

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