How to Hide Instagram Photos Without Deleting Them


Instagram is one of the most popular apps teenagers are addicted to. It lets users share photos and videos with friends and followers. When the app was launched, the only way to remove a photo from appearing on your profile was to delete it. If you ever wish to hide your embarrassing photos from Instagram, you needed to delete it. But you also lose the likes and comments on that photo.

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There could be several reasons why you wish to hide a photo from appearing on your profile but you do not want to delete it. Now it is possible. Instagram now allows you to temporarily remove a photo until you again wish it to come back to your profile.

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A few months back, Instagram added a new feature to hide a photo and make it public again later. Here are the ways how to do that.

  • Open the Instagram app and go to the photo you want to hide.
  • Tap on three dots above the photo and you will see a small popup menu.
  • Here, select Archive” at the top of the list.

Archive or Hide Instagram Photos

Now the photo will be archived and it will no longer be available on your profile. The photos you sent to the archive will be accessible to you only. You can always go back and make it public. For this, you need to follow the same steps and select “Show on Profile” at last step.

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If you are thinking to delete a photo, you can think of hiding it. Because having a memory safe for future is a good idea. You will surely wish to see your photo back to remember the time when you did that silly mistake and thought to delete it.

Final Words

Instagram was started just with few feature but was improved after it became the part of Facebook. It copied several features from Snapchat and managed to beat it by acquiring lots of new users who moved away from Snapchat. From just a photo sharing app to an app with the ability of photo sharing, video sharing, live videos and more, Instagram has come a long way.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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