How to link or unlink contacts from Instagram?

Instagram has a feature that makes it easier to find friends by synchronizing with smartphone contacts, While this is a useful feature but there may be a time you don’t want to link contacts. By not syncing your Instagram and contacts, you can reduce the chances of your search being identified by friends or business acquaintances who are not very good friends.

So in this post, I will show you how to find your real contacts on Instagram. It also explains how to check if Instagram and your contact are linked and what to do if you don’t want your friends to find your account.

If you are a visual learner you can check the video tutorial on YouTube. Or check the steps below.

How to check if Instagram and contacts are linked

  • Open Instagram, and go to your profile page.
  • Tap the “Three Horizontal Line” at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “Discover people”
  • If you see “Connect Contacts” your contact is not synced with Instagram

How to connect contacts with Instagram.

  • Open Instagram, and go to your profile page.
  • Tap the “Three Horizontal Line” at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “Discover people”
  • Tap on “Connect Contacts”
  • Tap on “Get Started”

How to unlink contacts from Instagram.

  • Open Instagram, and go to your profile page.
  • Tap the “Three Horizontal Line” at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on “Account”
  • Tap “Contact Syncing”
  • Toggle the switch off (make sure it’s grey)
  • Tap on “Disconnect”
  • You are done.

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