How to block Instagram on a Mac or Windows computer

Instagram is addictive. Freedom makes it easy to block Instagram on Mac or Windows computers. Just follow these three steps and Freedom will keep you off Instagram so you can be more productive.

Step 1: Download and Install the Freedom App

Install Freedom

To start, just download and install the Freedom app. If you don't already have an account, just create one at after you’ve installed the app.

Sign in to Freedom

Step 2: Add Instagram to your Blocklist

Sign into the Freedom website ( with your account and add Instagram to your blocklist.

Add block

Step 3: Start Your Block

You can start a block from our web dashboard, or by clicking "Start a session" in our application. Once your block is running, you won't be able to access Instagram until your session is complete!

Freedom tips

Freedom can help you achieve your productivity goals - did you know:

  • Freedom works on Macs, Windows, and iOS - covering iPhones, iPads, and iPods
  • Freedom can block any website, or the entire internet
  • Over 250,000 people use Freedom to block distractions
  • Freedom is absolutely free to try, and a subscription costs less than $2.50 a month!

Here are some ways you can use Freedom:

  • Block distracting websites on your computers
  • Schedule time away from social media in mornings or evenings
  • Block troublesome websites on all of your family's devices
  • Block the entire internet when you need to get work done

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