Before explaining to you how to hide featured stories on instagram, I must provide you with some useful preliminary information in this regard.
You must first know that the operations designed to hide their stories highlighted on Instagram (but also those that are not published in this specific section of the social network) can only be performed through thesocial network app to Android (downloadable from the Play Store or from alternative stores) and for iPhone (downloadable from the App Store).
Furthermore, you must also know that only some of the operations aimed at hiding the stories - which I will tell you about in detail in the next chapters of this tutorial - can also be implemented with regard to the featured stories, others only concern “standard” stories. Find all the details below.
How to hide your Instagram stories
I start this tutorial by explaining how to act, step by step, for hide their stories on Instagram, helping you not to make them visible to specific users or to hide them from everyone.
How to hide Instagram stories from someone
If you are wondering how to hide Instagram stories from someone, you will first of all be interested to know that this operation is very simple to carry out and that its implementation is automatically applied also for featured stories.
To get started, start the Instagram by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the app menu of your device, then log in to your account.
Now, go to your profile screen, through theicona dell'omino (wave tuo profilo miniature) located in the menu at the bottom right, press on themenu icon that you can see in the upper right corner and, in the screen that is shown to you, tap on the item Settings.
Once this is done, go to the section Privacy> History, pressing on the relevant words, then tap on the item Hide the story a and, in the menu that is shown to you, type the username of the person present among your followers from whom you want to hide your stories.
Finally, check his name and confirm the addition to this restriction list by clicking on the button end located in the upper right corner. Easy, right?
How to hide Instagram stories from everyone
You wish you could hide Instagram stories from everyone? If so, you will be happy to know that by making use of the appropriate Instagram feature called Closer friends you can make sure that the stories you post on Instagram are hidden from everyone, except those you have decided to add to this specific list of users.
This operation, however, is not applied as regards the featured stories, which remain visible to all users of the photographic social network.
That said, if you still want to implement this solution, all you have to do is go to your profile and press themenu icon. at the top right, and then reach the screen Settings> Privacy> History.
At this point, I premi sulla voce Closer 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 item Closer friends, in order to make the content visible only to those who have been added to this list.
In case of doubts or problems in carrying out this operation, please refer to my specific tutorial on the subject.
How to Hide Others' Instagram Stories
If you are wondering if it is possible hide the Instagram stories of other users, the answer is affirmative; however this specific operation cannot be applied for featured stories, which cannot be hidden.
In light of the foregoing, if you simply want to 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 * (via the round icons above with the profile thumbnails of users), press and hold on the story to hide and, in the menu that is shown to you, tap on the item disable.
Finally, hit the button Turn off the story 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 on this last feature of the photographic social network, refer to my tutorial dedicated to the topic.How to hide featured stories on Instagram