We all love Instagram, it’s a great social media app that helps us connect with friends, family, our fans, and celebrities we like. But sometimes you just need to get one or more annoying persons off your list of Insta family/followers. I mean, Block someone on Instagram.
Knowing how to block someone on Instagram is necessary, especially when there’s a user/users you don’t want to see your shared posts or Story. Or you’re trying to block a spammy or inappropriate Instagram account.
When you block someone on Instagram, they won’t be able to find your profile, posts or story on Instagram. Also, Instagram won’t let them know that you’ve blocked them.
If you find this too harsh, you could restrict the user and this will limit unwanted interaction without having to unfollow the user. You can also control whether other users can see their new comments on your post, and it will move their chats to your message requests.
It’s very easy to block someone on Instagram if you know how to navigate your way around the app which has a great user interface.
So, In this article, I will answer all frequently asked questions about Instagram, so please if by any chance there’s a question about Instagram that doesn’t appear in this article, leave a comment and I’ll provide an answer for you.
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How To Block Someone On Instagram:
1. First, Open your Instagram app, go to the users’ profile on Instagram. If you know the users’ name, you can easily type it in the search bar at the bottom of the Instagram page to access the users’ profile.
2. Next, at the top right corner of the page, next to the notification bell, you’ll see three vertical dots, tap the dots.
3 You will get a pop up with about five options to choose from, click on Block.
4. You’ll get another pop up that tells you what happens when you block a user. Click on Block to confirm this change.
5. You’ll get another pop up to say user has been blocked and that you can also unblock them at anytime from their profile.
How to Unblock Someone on Instagram:
To Unblock someone on Instagram, you could search for the Instagram user through the search bar and simply tap the Unblock tab to unblock them if you know their username or use the method below if you don’t know their username on Instagram.
1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.
2. Navigate to your profile from the homepage of your Instagram newsfeed and click on it.
3. Next, at the top right corner of the Instagram app, click on the menu tab, it’s an icon will three horizontal lines .
4. Next, scroll to the bottom of the profile menu and click on Settings that has a gear icon.
5. You’ll get a list of options under settings, you need to click on Privacy next.
6. After you have clicked on Privacy, the next step is to click on Blocked accounts under sub menu Connections.
7. Under Blocked accounts, you need to find the user you want to unblock.
8. Tap on the user’s name under Blocked accounts and this should take you to the user’s Instagram profile page.
9. Under the user’s Bio, you will see a blue rectangular Unblock tab. Tap on this to unblock the user.
10. Finally, you’ll get a pop up that’ll ask you if you want to unblock the user. Click on Unblock if you’d like to go ahead.
Frequently Asked Questions About Blocking/Unblocking Users On Instagram
What happens when you block someone on Instagram?
When you block someone on Instagram, They’ll not be able to find your profile, posts, or story on Instagram. This means if you post a picture or story on your Instagram account, blocked users won’t be able to see it or comment on it. This goes both ways, as you also won’t be able to see any content from them.
Although, if your account is public, the blocked user will be able to see comments you’ve left on other Instagram user’s post.
How do you secretly block someone on Instagram?
When you block someone on Instagram, Instagram won’t let them know that you’ve blocked them. The only way they will find out is if they search for your Instagram account, as they won’t be able to find you. If your account is public, they will see No posts yet.
Can you still see someone if you block them on Instagram?
No, when you block someone on Instagram you won’t be able to see their posts, pictures, or any content from their profile. If they have a public account, you will be able to see their comments/activities on other Instagram users’ accounts.
Can you temporarily block someone on Instagram?
Unblocking someone on Instagram can be done as soon as you have blocked the person. So yes, you can temporarily block someone and unblock them whenever you want.
What happens if I restrict someone on Instagram?
When you restrict a user on Instagram, it will limit unwanted interaction without having to unfollow the user. You can also control whether other users can see their new comments on your post, and it will move their chats to your message requests.
What happens when you block someone on Instagram, but your profile is public?
If you have a public Instagram account, blocked users cannot see your posts, but they will see your comments and activities on other users’ accounts that they also follow.
Will someone know if I block them?
If you block someone on Instagram, they won’t know, as Instagram doesn’t send a notification to the user to let them know you have blocked them
Do messages disappear when you block someone on Instagram 2020?
No they don’t. Direct messages shared with someone will remain in your inbox after you block someone, but you won’t be able to message them.
If the person you blocked sends you any direct message, you won’t receive those messages, and they won’t be delivered to your inbox later if you unblock them.
I blocked someone on Instagram and their likes disappeared?
Unfortunately, that’s what happens! When you block someone on Instagram, your likes and comments history will disappear and will remain so. Unblocking someone won’t restore their previous likes and comments.
How to check if Someone Blocked You on Instagram?
To check if someone has blocked you on Instagram, Search for the person’s profile, if you can’t see any of their posts, but you can see “No posts yet“, it’s most likely that they have blocked you. If you both have Instagram chat history or you have previously commented on their posts, check if you can view the comments, If you can’t, it means they have blocked you. You could also create another account to see if they have blocked you.
Can you Block someone on Instagram?
Yes, you can block whoever you want on Instagram, to do this, please follow the instructions on how to block someone on Instagram on this post.
How to Block someone on Instagram who blocked you?
If you have been blocked by someone on Instagram, it is possible to also block the person. This is possible because, even if you block someone, they can still see when you have liked or commented a photo or a video on your mutual friend’s feed.
Look for photos, videos, or posts posted by mutual friends of yours and find one that’s liked by the person you intend to block. If the person is tagged in the picture or post, you will be able to click the click the tag button on the left bottom of the picture and then click on their profile picture, click the three vertical dots at the top right corner, and click block. Please note that this will only work if the person you intend blocking has a public account.
If you block someone on instagram, do they unfollow you?
Unfortunately, yes! Blocking someone on Instagram will automatically remove them from your list of followers and vice versa. Meaning you won’t follow them as well.
Block someone from seeing Instagram post?
If you only want to block someone from seeing your post and not block them from your Instagram account completely. You can remove them as a follower. This can be done if your account is set to private, you can remove people from your followers’ list on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
1. Tap on this icon or your profile picture in the bottom right of the Instagram app to go to your profile.
2. Tap on Followers at the top of the screen.
3. Tap Remove to the right of the follower you’d like to remove, then tap Remove to confirm.
How to Block Someone on Instagram without Unfollowing them?
When you block someone on Instagram, you automatically unfollow each other. If you don’t want to unfollow an Instagram user. You can simply restrict them from seeing your posts or commenting.
Someone Blocked me on Instagram: how to Unblock Myself?
If you have been blocked from someone’s Instagram account, there is no way to unblock yourself from that account. If there is, then it invalidates the purpose of the block feature.
Blocked on Instagram but can still Message
When you are blocked on Instagram, you’ll still be able to send a message, but your message will not be delivered.
What’s the difference between blocking and restricting someone on Instagram?
When you block someone on Instagram, the person won’t be able to find your profile, posts or story on Instagram and you’ll stop following each other. You’ll also lose all the likes and comments you have left on each other’s accounts.
When you restrict someone on Instagram, they won’t be able to see when you are online, or if you have read the message they sent to you.
You’ll also be able to choose to see their comments by tapping see comments. Their comments on your profile will also only be visible to them. If you want their comments to be visible to all, you must tap on Approve.
Finally, you won’t get future notifications when they have made a comment on your posts.
What does muting do on Instagram?
Muting on Instagram is a feature that gives you control over what posts you see on Instagram. This additional feature lets you hide posts in feed from certain accounts, without unfollowing them.
When you mute an account, you can still see posts on their profile page and get notified about comments or posts you’re tagged in.
How can you tell if someone muted you on Instagram?
Instagram doesn’t send a notification to you when you’ve been muted, this means there is no direct way to know if you have been muted by another Instagram user.
The only way you can tell is if their activities on your Instagram account such as viewing your posts, liking, or commenting on them have stopped. If this happens, there is a high chance that they have muted you.
How to Hide Your Instagram Story
You can hide your Instagram story if you don’t want someone to see it. You can also prevent them from seeing anything you share on your Instagram story in the future.
To hide your Instagram story from an Instagram user, you need to go to the person’s profile >> click on the three vertical dots and the right-side of the app>>> you’ll get a pop up list>> click on Hide my story >>> Hide.
To unhide your Instagram story, follow the same steps and click on Unhide my story. You can hide your Instagram story from any Instagram user, they don’t need to follow you.
How to Mute Someone on Instagram
To mute someone you’re following, you’ll need to go to their Instagram page >>> click on the following rectangular tab >>> Click on mute >> you can then choose to Mute either Post, Stories, or both.
Once you’ve muted someone’s Instagram Story, their icon will appear at the end of the stories bar as greyed out.
How to Restrict Someone on Instagram
To restrict someone you’re following, you’ll need to go to their Instagram page >>> click on the following rectangular tab >>> Click on Restrict >> click on Restrict account.