I’ve been using social media apps for well over a decade, and over that period, there have certainly been things that I’ve posted that I’m glad the whole world wasn’t able to see. In fact, some accounts (like Instagram and TikTok) I permanently leave in private mode, so that only select people can see what I post. If you’re interested in learning how to take your accounts private and protect your posts from the world’s eyes, read on, dear friend.

How to make your Instagram account private

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Tap on your profile pic in the lower right corner.
  3. Tap on the menu (three lines) in the top right corner.
  4. Tap on Settings at the bottom of the menu.

    Source: Android Central

  5. Tap on Account Privacy.
  6. Toggle the Private Account slider on.

    Instagram Privacy 2

    Source: Android Central

How to make your Twitter account private

  1. Open the Twitter app.
  2. Tap on your profile pic to open the menu.
  3. Tap on…

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