Instagram: A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family
Last Updated Apr 19 2018
What are the threats to your privacy when using Instagram
|Third-party metadata||If you geotag your photo or tag your photo using other's APIs then, your latitude and longitude will be stored with the photo and searchable (e.g., through a location or map feature) if your photo is made public by you in accordance with your privacy settings.||Read More|
|Information after deletion of your account||After deleting or deactivating your account, Instagram may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for an unclear "commercially reasonable time" for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes.||Read More|
|Information shared to advertisers||Instagram shares certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.||Read More|
Data shared with Instagram
|Pages viewed on instagram||App Information||YES|
|Number of clicks||App Information||YES|
|Clicks in emails||Third-party||YES|
|Web pages you visit||Third-party||YES|
|Referring / exit pages||Third-party||YES|
|Phone number||Personal Information||NO|
How to protect your privacy on Instagram
Set your profile to "private"By default, anyone can view your profile and posts on Instagram. You can make your posts private so that only followers you approve can see them.
How to set your photos and videos to private so that only approved followers can see them
You can set your profile to "private" only from the mobile app.
Go to your profile by tapping
Tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right
Turn on the Private Account setting
Turn off push notificationsTurn off push notifications when someone likes or comments on your post.
How to turn push notifications off
Go to your profile
Tap (iPhone) or (Android) > Push Notification Settings
Tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right > Push Notification Settings
Adjust your settings to "off"
Turn location services offTurn location services off from your phone
How to turn your location services off
Turning locations services off for iPhone
- Tap Privacy > Location Services
- Scroll down and tap Instagram
- Select Never or While Using the App to choose location access
Turning locations services off for Android
- Go to your Settings.
- Select “Location”
- Flip the switch to the “Off” position.
How to delete your Instagram account
- Go to the Delete Your Account page. If you're not logged into Instagram on the web, you'll be asked to log in first. You can't delete your account from within the Instagram app.
- Select an option from the drop-down menu next to Why are you deleting your account? and re-enter your password. The option to permanently delete your account will only appear after you've selected a reason from the menu.
- Click or tap "Permanently delete my account".
How to contact Instagram about your privacy
Write to Instagram:
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