How To Make Instagram Public?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes

Companies and personal brands prefer public accounts for better reach and engagement. It can get you countless followers. People can interact with your brand in real-time. 

Here are a few steps to switch your Instagram account from personal to public.

How to make Instagram public on smartphones?

Step 1:

Open the Instagram app and tap “Profile”

tap profile

Step 2:

First tap the “three lines icon” hamburger menu and then tap “Settings”

tap setting

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Step 3:

Go to Privacy”

Tap privacy

Step 4:

Now on the privacy tab, swipe the blue button to left.

switch blue button

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Step 5:

Tap “Switch to the public”

tap switch to public account

Hurray your account is public!

Here’s a recap of the above steps.

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How to make Instagram public on PC/Web browser?

Play the video below to see the steps to take to make you Instagram public.

Step 1:

Open the Instagram app on a PC and click on the profile icon.

tap profile


Step 2:

Tap Settings”

tap settings

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Step 3:

Tap Privacy”

tap privacy


Step 4:

Uncheck the private account


Step 5:

Once you uncheck the bar, you will get a notification to confirm. Tap “OK,” and Instagram will change to a public account.

tap okay

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How to know if your Instagram account is private or public?

Go to setting and privacy. There you can check if it’s public or private. 

If my Instagram account is private, who can see my post?

If your Instagram account is private, only your followers can see your post.

Is it better to have your Instagram private or public?

Private and public account has their pros and cons. In a private account, you decide who will see your post. In a public account, you get better reach.

What happens if I make public Instagram private?

If you switch from public to private, only your followers can see your post. If someone doesn’t follow your account, they won’t be able to see your post. 

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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