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How To Stop Your Account From Being Suggested On Instagram

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can stop Instagram from suggesting your account by removing your phone number and disconnecting Facebook, ensuring that your profile won’t be recommended to people with your phone number or Facebook friends.
» You can switch to a professional account or make your account private to further control suggestions, allowing you to manage who can view and interact with your profile.

How To Stop Your Account From Being Suggested On Instagram:

You have the following methods to try :

1. Make Account Private

By setting your account to private, the people you allow will only be able to see your posts and follow you.

This can limit the number of suggestions Instagram makes to other users.

2. Use a Different Email address

Instagram may suggest your account to people who have your email in their contacts.

If you don’t want this to happen, you can use a different email address to sign up for Instagram.

3. Avoid using popular hashtags

If you use popular hashtags, your posts are more likely to be seen by other users, including those who are not following you.

Avoid using popular hashtags to reduce the chance of your account being suggested to others.

4. Remove unwanted followers

If you don’t want people following you, you can remove them from your followers list.

This can help reduce the chance of your account being suggested to others.

5. Limit your activity on Instagram

If you frequently like, comment, or follow other users, Instagram may suggest your account to them. Limiting your activity will also help reduce the chance of being suggested to other users.

How To Stop Instagram From Suggesting My Account:

There are a few methods that you can try to stop the suggestions on Instagram.

Let’s see the detailed steps below:

1. Disable Or Remove Phone Number

If you remove your Phone number from your Instagram account, then the people who have saved your number on their device won’t find you even if they activate “Connect Contacts”.

Step 1: Open your Instagram Account.

Step 2: Go to the Profile page, by clicking on the “profile icon”, in the right bottom corner.

profile icon

 Step 3: Now, tap on the “Edit Profile” option.

edit profile

Step 4: Next, hit the “Personal information settings”, at last.

personal Information settings

Step 5: Your phone number will be the second one down, remove it, and you are done.

Remember, once you remove your phone number from your account you won’t be able to have two-factor authentication by text SMS. Now you need to add your email to your Instagram account & verify it.

If you unlink your Instagram from your Facebook, your profile will not appear on those people who are added as your friends on Facebook, not even when they have linked their Instagram with Facebook.

Steps to de-link Instagram from Facebook:

Step 1: Open your Instagram account.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile Icon at the bottom right side.

profile icon

Step 3: Then hit the “Hamburger” menu [Three Horizontal lines] located in the upper-right corner of your profile page.

Three Horizontal lines

 Step 4: Select the “Settings” option.

setting icon instagram

Step 5: On the Settings list, come down to the last option: “Accounts Center”, and open it.

Accounts Center

Step 6: Next, tap on the “Accounts & Profiles”, then “Facebook”.

Accounts & Profiles

Step 7: At last, tap on the “Remove from Accounts Center” option.

Remove from Accounts Center

There you go, no more Facebook friends on Instagram suggestions.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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