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How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Instagram

There are a number of reasons why a user may have blocked you. Some people decide to block their partner after they have split up, others don't feel like certain users should be able to see their pictures etc...

Whatever your case is, you may be in doubt on whether a person has blocked you or has simple shut down his or her account. This is why, in this OneHowTo article we explain you how to know if someone blocked on Instagram.

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To find out if you have been blocked on Instagram, first open up the app. Then type in the person's name who you think has blocked you.

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When you find the person you're looking for, click on it to enter his/her profile. You should be able to see his/her pictures with no problem, but if you do not, chances are you have been blocked or they have deactivated their Instagram account.

If the person you suspect has blocked you has a public account, you'll be able to find this person's name in the search bar, but once you enter that person's profile, you will not be able to see his or her pictures even though the top bar indicates the person has pictures in their profile (picture below).

However, you must not mistake this for a person who has deactivated their Instagram account or a person who has been blocked by Instagram, as this might also be the case.

You can also use external apps such as Unfollowgram, which lets you know who has unfollowed your account, as the person who blocked you will automatically stop following you but, again your friend may have just stopped following you without actually blocking your account.

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However, if the person who has blocked you has a private account, even if you search for the person's name, it won't appear in your search, therefore, you won't have a chance to find the person who blocked you.

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If you're trying to see a person's profile but can't see it from your account it is likely that you've been blocked. However, if you want to make sure you can try viewing that person's profile from another Instagram account. If you can perfectly see the profile from another account then you can be sure that you've been blocked.

There's no use sending them a private message on their account either, if you have been blocked by someone, the person will not receive your private message. Moreover, there is no way of knowing if the person has read your private message. However, you can contact the person you think has blocked you by mentioning them in a post or comment using @username.

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So what happens once you have been blocked by a user? Check what happens if you block someone on Instagram and know what options you have to interact with another person on Instagram if you have been blocked.

Blocking someone on Instagram is fairly easy. If this person wants to block you because of their reasons, they will do so and easily. By just touching one button you're able to block anyone on Instagram so they're not able to see your profile or pictures anymore, though you will be able to see the person's profile if you search for it. If you want more information, check our article on how to block someone on Instagram.

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Tips
  • There are various reasons why someone might block you on Instagram, but if this happens to you is better not to worry too much.
  • Don't ask for more explanations or continuously send text messages to the person that has blocked you, as this would only make things worse.
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memo
i was talking to this friend on intsta messages an she sent me a message an i was late to reply when i tried to reply my message couldn't be sent an i couldn't see her profile pic and it said instegrammer instead of user name ? now what that mean did she block me or deactivted her account ?
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Take a look at our article to know if the account has been blocked: https://technology.onehowto.com/article/how-to-know-if-someone-deactivates-their-instagram-account-9316.html
If the explanation does not match, then you have probably been blocked.
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saharyar khan
that was awesome... it really helped me..... thanxxx
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Sarah
I'm just wondering, if I block someone on Instagram that does NOT follow me, does this mean they can no longer see my Instagram account (which is public by the way). Thanks!
OneHowTo Editor
They will be able to find your profile if they search your name, but they won't be able to see your pictures once they try to enter your profile.
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Joe Corby
My ex-friend blocked me several months ago. Now all of a sudden, their username pops up in the top of my "suggestions" on the "search" tab. Though I know for a fact that I am still blocked as they have a private account. Additionally, I realized that this person went through my public account, and "un-liked" a number of photos. Is this why they are popping up in my feed? Any idea? I just want it them to disappear
OneHowTo Editor
That is probably right, your ex-friend may appear because he or she has been interacting with your account, though he may not have a private account anymore if he appears as a suggestion.
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Malik Mehr
I have a suspicion that someone has blocked me on instagram because I cant't search him on my laptop insta application but it appears in my mobile search bar and also I sending him messages but the seen sign didn' appear as he has change his profile pic.what does that mean??
OneHowTo Editor
Can you see his profile when you search for the person. If you can't once you have clicked on the profile, then you have been blocked. If you can see the person's profile then you haven't.
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Bruce
This person blocked me. Was not able to see this person's profile. Now this person's name appears once in a while on my search. Not every time.
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Michael
This person blocked me. Was not able to search for this person, but now this person page appears after a few months. Not all the time. Some times this person page won't show up.
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Bruce
This person blocked me, but this person will appear on my searchlist once In a while. Not all the time. if I press any letter that starts with this person's first, last, or username. This person will appear on top of my list. What does that mean?
OneHowTo Editor
If you search for that person you will be able to find him or her unless he or she has also blocked you even though you have blocked them.
Instagram will remember you used to follow this person, so we advise you to delete your Instagram history so this doesn't show up.
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Hi
If you block someone can they still see DM's between the two of you
OneHowTo Editor
They may be able to see previously sent DMs between you but will not be able to send any.
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annettetata
If I block someone can they see I'm a follower in someone else's instagram or comments and likes?
OneHowTo Editor
If your account is public they will, if you have a private account, the person won't see you're following others.
Hope this helps

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