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What Happens If I Block Someone on Instagram

What Happens If I Block Someone on Instagram
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Is someone you don’t know is constantly liking photos on your Instagram or messaging you and tagging you in things? Has the point has come where you are now bothered and want to block that user and if so, what does this mean? In short, if you block someone on Instagram they can no longer see your profile or activity and will not be notified. To answer these questions and more, we at OneHowTo explain in detail what happens if you block someone on Instagram.

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Steps to follow:
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First of all, you should know that in the case that your Instagram account is public, anyone can see your pictures, like them and add comments; so if you do not want this to happen, we recommend you follow the instructions in our article how to make an Instagram account private.

With this simple change you'll be able to limit the access of spam users to your account, as well as annoying brands, people you don’t know or trolls. You'll also get more privacy, as nobody will be able to see your pictures unless you give them access to your account.

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Even so, on private Instagram accounts you can also block users who do not interest you or whom you consider spam. From this moment onward, the person or company in question will no longer see your photos or videos.

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What happens when you block someone on Instagram is that they can no longer find your account in their followers and it will appear that you have been removed. However, this is only in the case of mobile accounts. If your account is still public and the person searches for you on the web browser they can still see your profile.

This is the reason why, in step 1, we recommend that you make your account private, to avoid unknown users from seeing your account.

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Importantly, if you block someone on Instagram that person will not receive any warning or notification. He or she will only know if they happen to notice that there are no updates from you and that they can no longer interact with you, even via private chat.

Here are some frequently asked questions that might be useful if you still have doubts:

If the person I blocked has friends in common, will they be able to view my profile?

No, as we've mentioned before, your uploads and profile will not be visible to the blocked person. But if your profile is public the person will be able to view any comments you have written on your friend's pictures. If your account is private, you will simply stop existing for this person.

What happens if I "Like" a picture from the blocked person's profile?

A very common doubt is if the blocked person will be able to detect if you've liked one of their pictures. The answer is NO, as your like will automatically disappear. If you block someone on Instagram you won't be able to interact with this person, even if you can see their profile.

Can people find me on Instagram once I have blocked them?

No. When you block someone on Instagram your account will stop existing for that user and they will not be able to find you on the app. But remember, if your account is public they can find you when searching for your name, even though they will not be able to view your profile.

If you are in the reverse situation you can check our article on how to know if someone blocked you on Instagram.

Can people start a private chat?

Again the answer is NO, you will not receive any private messages from the person you have blocked. However, the person you blocked will be able to mention you using @username in comments but it won’t appear in your activity.

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And if you want to permanently close your account, you should consult our article how to delete my Instagram account for steps to follow to complete this action.

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Joselin Galvez
I blocked someone on Instagram and their full page was blocked to everyone else including him, which was not my intention. How did this happen and how can he get his page back?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Joselin,

We have no idea, there is no way you blocking someone on Instagram should affect their own personal profile or their followers. Maybe there is some misinformation being given here?
Nikola
I followed someone on instagram, and then I blocked him, can my followers see that I have blocked that person?
OneHowTo Editor
No, your followers have no way of knowing you have blocked somebody unless that person says so.
Hope this helps
Aidan
If Ive recently blocked someone will they be able to view my instagram bio?
OneHowTo Editor
Once their cache has been renewed, they won't be able to view your profile bio. Hope this helps
shikha singh
if i had a conversation with someone and then i block that person the will automatically delete?
coz i haven't deleted the chat but i'm not able to see even a single msg
Janine Rout
Actually, someone blocked me, but a mutual friend has a link to his profile @username on a picture. If I click on the tag, it SOMETIMES takes me to the blocked account, which is private. I can see the profile picture and bio of the guy who blocked me, as well as how many are following /followed by him, but no pictures. Can anyone answer me WHY I am able to do this sometimes??
Amy
If I'm already in a group chat and I block everyone in it and then leave the group chat, can they see that I left the chat?
Bella
" But remember, if your account is public they can find you when searching for your name, even though they will not be able to view your profile." I was able to see my friends public account but not posts, so I knew I had been blocked. Now, however, I can't find/search at all. I know the account is still public because I can see it on another friend's instagram account. How were they able to completely hide their public account from even being searched?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Bella,

We are not aware of this fact, but new Instagram updates may have made this possible. We'll look into it and let you know!
Matt
Though I once was able to see comments left by users I blocked in accounts that we both followed, I find that I no longer can. Is this a recent update from Instagram? Their help page still suggests that one would be able to see likes and comments in public or shared accounts, but perhaps that's changed.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Matt,
It hasn't changed that we know about, but we'll look into it for you and let you know if it has.
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Tiara
I want the person's account to completely disappear like on Facebook. They still appear in my search and I can see their likes and comments on pictures.
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Jasmine
This article is not accurate. If you block someone they can still see your comments and your likes on others accounts that you follow. If someone has shared your account with them they can also see that it is there but that you have blocked them and they are not able to follow you. But your account can be seen they just can't see what's on it or follow you. Which is so silly if you. Block someone the account should disappear completely.. hints what the feature should be for. Even if you block someone and they find your page they can STILL share your page with other people and those people can send them what is on your account... again the block feature needs to be undated on Instagram

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