Instagram is one of the most popular Social Media apps nowadays. There are so many accounts and people to follow it can sometimes be overwhelming for some, this is why some people will choose to temporarily deactivate their account or delete it permanently. If you notice that someone you were following is no longer visible for you, even if you search for them in the Instagram browser, you may doubt whether they have deactivated it or they have blocked you.
OneHowTo would like to give you the answer, so keep reading if you want to learn how to know if someone deactivates their Instagram account.
First of all, we should note that, to know if someone deactivates their Instagram account, you should find out if the person has a public or a private account as, if they have a private account, it will be more difficult to know, as if they have blocked you, then you won't be able to find them on the browser.
If the person has a public profile, you will notice that if the person has blocked you, you will be able to search and see their profile but not the pictures (picture below). If the person has a private profile, you won't be able to see the person when you search for them, whether they have blocked or deactivated their account.
If the person with the public profile has deactivated their account, you will not find them when searching them on the Instagram browser. This is how you can tell the difference.
The only way to know if someone has deactivated their account if they have a private profile is by asking someone with an Instagram account to search for the person on the browser. Whether he/she is friends with the person or not, the person's profile should come up on it, unless, of course, the person you are searching for has also blocked the third party.
If push comes to shove, you can always create a new Instagram account to check from there, this way you will be sure the person you are searching for won't have had time to block you.
Note that if the person has deactivated their account, they won't be able to re-activate it after a few hours.
For more information take a look at our article on What happens if I block someone on Instagram.
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- If the person has blocked you they may have a reason to do so, respect their privacy, trolling isn't the solution.