Account Privacy

Have you ever wondered what parts of your account are visible to other users and which parts can only be seen by you? 

Select a section below to see whether it is private or public.


Your profile can hold a lot of information about you, and while some parts are automatically public, you have the ability to hide some parts from other users.

Your profile picture, username, and display name are by default, public

If you add a location to your profile, it will be public. However, if you wish to keep this private, you must delete the location from your account in your Account Settings.

In your Account Settings, you have the option to make your date of birth public or private. There is also an option to link your personal Facebook, Twitter or website to your account, and these links will be displayed as public.

Activity Feed

Your activity feed is, by default, public. It is displayed when you select 'Conversations' (on web) or 'Activity' (on the apps) on your profile. 

The feed shows off these activities:

  • Stories you have commented on
  • Stories you have voted on
  • Users you have followed
  • New stories you have published
  • New story parts you have published
  • Story parts that have been dedicated to you
  • Story parts you have dedicated to other users

You can delete activities off of this feed by selecting the [...] in the upper right-hand corner and then selecting 'Delete'. This can only be done on a one-by-one basis.


Your library and archive are private. However, stories in your library can appear on your Home page in the form of recommendations.

You cannot dismiss or delete stories from your recommendations.

Reading Lists

Your reading lists are all public. There is no way to make them private.

They can appear as recommendations and are displayed on your profile.


Your published stories are, by default, public. There is no way to make them private. Draft stories are private. 


Your search results are private to your account. You can delete a result, but there is no function to clear your entire search history at once.

On Android: press the 'x' next to a search result to delete it.

On iOS: swipe the search result to the left, then tap 'Delete'.

You cannot clear 'recommended searches'. 

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