Instagram Safety Settings

Instagram-Safety-Settings

Instagram Safety Settings

Restrictions Available

  • Cyberbullying Reporting
  • Inappropriate Content
  • Identity Theft Prevention
  • Limit Social Network
  • Privacy Settings

More Safety information can be found at the Instagram Safety Centre

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How to set an Instagram account to private

  • Open the Instagram App
  • At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen select the Profile Icon
  • Whe the Instagram profile page opens, select the three horizontal lines icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Select the Settings option at the very bottom right of the screen

 

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  • Select Privacy
  • Activate the Private Account by setting the button to On

 

How to Block Comments and Hide Offensive Comments

  • Open the Instagram App
  • At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen select the profile icon
  • The Instagram profile will open up, select the three horizontal lines icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Select the Settings option at the very bottom right of the screen

 

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  • Select Privacy and then select Comments
  • Under the heading Controls set the Allow Comments From one of the following
    • Everyone
    • People you Follow and Your Followers
    • People You Follow
    • Your Followers
  • Under the heading Controls there is also an option to Block Comments From. By activating this feature any new comments from people you block won’t be visible to anyone but them.

 

How to Block Comments and Hide Offensive Comments Option 2

  • Open the Instagram App
  • At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen select the profile icon
  • The Instagram profile will open up, select the three horizontal lines icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Select the Settings option at the very bottom right of the screen
  • Select Privacy and then select Comments
  • Under Filters active the Hide Offensive Comments by activating the option
  • You can also use the Manual Filter to enter specific words or phrases you wish to block

 

Control who can Tag you in in post

  • Open the Instagram App
  • At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen select the profile icon
  • The Instagram profile will open up, select the three horizontal lines icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Select the Settings option at the very bottom right of the screen

 

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  • Select Posts
  • Under Allow Tags From, select the appropriate setting
  • You can also select Manually Approve Tags, so that you can manually choose who can tag you in their photos and videos, When people try to tag you, they’ll see if you don’t allow tags from everyone. Any post tagged by another account holder will now have to be approved

 

Restrict comments on Instagram Stories

  • Open the Instagram App
  • At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen select the profile icon
  • The Instagram profile will open up, select the three horizontal lines icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Select the Settings option at the very bottom right of the screen

 

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  • Select the Story option
  • Under the heading Allow Message Replies there are three options to set as per the users needs
    • Everyone
    • People you Follow
    • Off

 

Restrict comments on Instagram Stories

  • Open the Instagram App
  • At the bottom right-hand corner of the screen select the profile icon
  • The Instagram profile will open up, select the three horizontal lines icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • Select the Settings option at the very bottom right of the screen
  • Select the Story option
  • Under the heading Sharing there are three options which can be activated or deactivated in accordance with the needs of the user
    • Allow Resharing to Stories – Anyone can add your feed forst and IGTV videos to their stories. Your username will always show up with your post
    • Allow Sharing – Let others share photos and videos from your stories as messages
    • Share your story to Facebook – Automatically share photos and videos from your story to your Facebook story

 

How to restrict other account access and interaction

  • Open the Instagram App
  • Search for the profile by selecting the magnifying glass at the bottom left of the screen
  • Select the profile to open it
  • Select the three dots in the upper right corner of the profile screen

 

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  • Under the heading Connections you can
    • Restrict Accounts – List of your restricted accounts
    • Blocked Accounts – List of accounts you have blocked
    • Muted Accounts – Follow an account but do not see their posts in your feed
    • Accounts You Follow – Remove Accounts you follow

 

Reporting or Blocking an account

  • Open the Instagram App
  • Search for the profile by selecting the magnifying glass at the bottom left of the screen
  • Select the profile to open it

 

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  • Select the three dots in the upper right corner of the profile screen
  • At the bottom of the screen several options will become available to enable you to
    • Report – Report and account, Post, Message or Comment
    • Block – Block account so they won’t be able to find our profile, posts or story on Instagram. Instagram won’t let them know you blocked them
    • About this account – Here you will find information about the account such as Date Joined, Account based in, Former usernames and other useful information if making a complaint about the account
    • Restrict – Limit unwanted interactions without having to block or unfollow someone you know. You can also control if others see their new comments on your posts.
    • Hide your story – Instagram won’t see any photos, videos or live videos you add to your story once activated. You can always unhide it in Story Settings

 

 

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