Can you convert your Instagram account to an anonymous account that no one knows about? Yes, you can convert your Instagram account to an anonymous account.
I have a friend whose name was Sunil he wanted to hide his online presence, but he already had an Instagram account. Every other person who is friends with us already knew about his Instagram account.
So, he asked me Darjan how can I convert my Instagram account to an anonymous account in which no one knows it is my account.
This is the motivation for this blog post in this post I’ll tell you how I helped my friend hide his online presence by converting his account to an anonymous account.
Why Should I Convert My Instagram Account to an Anonymous Account
Converting your Instagram account to an anonymous account can be helpful if you wish to maintain privacy and separate your identity from your online presence.
If you need to know why you need to be cautious about what you share on social media read this post by the University of Cape Town.
In my case, my friend needed to hide his online presence from a girl and don’t tell anyone that I said this to you guys.
Can I Convert my Instagram Account into an Anonymous Account without making it Private?
Yes, you can convert your Instagram account without changing it to a private account. But changing it to a private account can add an extra layer of security to your anonymity. Check out the second way to have a public anonymous account.
Things You Should Have for Converting your account
- You need a new fresh email for your Instagram account even if you already have an email attached to your Instagram account.
- You need a new Instagram Username which doesn’t include your real name or previous username.
Why should I use a new email for converting my Instagram account to anonymous? If you use the same email that’s already linked to your account, Instagram can potentially identify you or someone related to you. This can result in your account being suggested to your friends and their followers, which defeats the purpose of hiding your online presence.
Why should I need a new Instagram username for converting it to an anonymous account? You can’t have your username unchanged because it can reveal you to your followers. And you can’t add your name or the words from your old username it can also ruin everything.
Steps for Converting Your Instagram Account to an Anonymous Account
- Create a new mail account for your Instagram account.
- Change your Instagram username don’t include your name or old username in it.
- Update your profile information and make sure it doesn’t include any of your details.
- If you have any fake information you can add it, but be cautious when adding profile information.
- Remove your Instagram posts don’t hide them remove them (not mandatory).
- Adjust the privacy settings that Instagram offers and make sure you change your account to a private account.
- And the last thing is to be cautious with your interactions don’t interact with your friends using this account.
And if you don’t know what privacy settings to change just take a look at our post about the 20 best Instagram Privacy Settings to Keep you Safe trust me it will be useful for you.
Now after changing all these things, my friend was not ok with this thing. Because even after doing all these things the girl will know that someone viewed her story, livestream, etc. So he again asked me if there is any way to view her account without her knowing.
As a geek, I am frustrated with his behavior even so I wanted to solve his problem as it will affect my name as a tech geek. So I found another way to convert his Instagram account into an anonymous account. It was done by using a mobile app called Instander.
What is Instander?
Instander is a modification app of Instagram for Android. It has many features that the original Instagram app doesn’t offer. Instander is packed up with lots of privacy features that will be so much useful for us. It includes features like anonymous story viewing, anonymous live stream viewing, not marking messages as read after reading them, etc.
Now you know why Instander is one of the best options. And I didn’t mention every feature I just mentioned the most useful ones there are a whole lot of them that you can’t even think of having on Instagram.
Versions of Instander
The original version is just like Instagram with the addition of Instander features. Everything including the Instander icon looks like Instagram. But to have this you need to delete the original Instagram from your device.
The cloned version has a different icon and different package name so you can install it while keeping the original Instagram app with you. My friend needed the original Instagram app so he uses the cloned version.
Steps for Converting Your Instagram Account to an Anonymous Account with Instander
- Download and Install the Instander app.
- You can either download the cloned or the one that’s not cloned.
- Open Instander and log in to your Instagram account.
- Click on the profile icon in the bottom right corner and click the hamburger icon in the top right corner.
- Now, click on Instander Settings.
- Select Ghost Mode.
- Turn on the features you want and feel free to other features too.
Now, some of you may question if this is the only app that offers these types of features. No, many apps and sites offer these types of features.
If you want to know about the other ways to be anonymous on Instagram check out this post on 12+ Ways to be Anonymous on Instagram these post includes many ways to stay anonymous on Instagram.
My friend uses Instander to be anonymous on Instagram. He can view that girl’s story or live stream without her knowledge. He is happy and my reputation as a geek has been saved once again.
Now back to you, don’t use these methods to harm or misuse them. It is a great way to hide your online presence but don’t use it to do bad things. And I recommend you use Instander to be unidentified on Instagram. And yes, there are other apps and websites that offer the exact functionalities so feel free to use the alternatives.