How to See Who Blocked You On Instagram? What Happens When You Block Someone On Instagram?

Follow these easy ways listed out in this article to find out who might have blocked you on Instagram and get to know more things about the blocking process on Instagram.

by Pooja

Updated Apr 02, 2024

How to See Who Blocked You On Instagram? What Happens When You Block Someone On Instagram?
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Did someone block you on Instagram or delete your profile? While Instagram, owned by Meta, doesn’t notify users when they’ve been blocked, there are a few ways to check if someone else has blocked you on Instagram. Get into the article and know the ways you can check them.

How To See Who Blocked You On Instagram?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn't directly tell you who blocked you. There isn't a built-in list to view blocked accounts. However, there are a few ways to investigate if someone might have blocked you:

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Search for their username:

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Go to the search bar and type in the username of the person you suspect blocked you.
  • If their profile doesn't appear in the search results, it could be because they blocked you or deactivated their account.

Check through old conversations:

  • If you have previously interacted with this person through DMs (direct messages) or liked/commented on their posts, try finding those conversations or posts.
  • If you can access their profile through a previous DM or comment, but see "No Posts Yet" where their content should be, it suggests you might be blocked.

Try visiting their profile from a different account:

  • Ask a friend who for sure isn't blocked to search for the username.
  • If your friend can see the profile but you can't, it strengthens the possibility of being blocked.

Note:

  1. These methods aren't foolproof. Someone might have deactivated their account or changed their username, leading to similar results.
  2. There are third-party apps that claim to help you see who blocked you, but these are often unreliable and may even violate Instagram's terms of service. It's best to avoid them.

What Happens When You Block Someone On Instagram?

Blocking someone on Instagram cuts off communication and interaction between you and that person on the platform. Here's what happens when you block someone:

For them:

Limited profile access: They won't be able to see your profile on Instagram. Searching for your username won't show any results, and visiting your profile directly might show an error message or a generic profile page.

No more posts or Stories: They won't see any of your posts or Stories in their feed or by searching for your profile.

Restricted communication:

  1. They can't send you DMs (direct messages).
  2. They can't mention or tag you in their posts or comments.
  3. They can't initiate video calls with you.

For you:

  • You won't see any notification that you've blocked someone.
  • You can still see their username in past conversations or comments, but you won't be able to interact with their profile.

Essentially, you both become invisible to each other on Instagram.

How Does Blocking Work On Instagram?

Blocking someone on Instagram creates a kind of digital barrier between you and that person. Here's a breakdown of how it works:

Limited Visibility:

  • When someone is blocked, they won't be able to find your profile through searching or directly visiting your username. It might show an error message or a generic profile page.
  • They won't see any of your posts or Stories in their feed or by searching for your profile. Essentially, your account becomes invisible to them.

Restricted Communication:

  • They can't send you any new direct messages (DMs). Any existing message thread you previously had with them might disappear from their inbox (though it remains in yours).
  • They can't tag you in their posts or comments, and any mentions of your username won't be clickable for them.
  • They can't initiate video calls with you.

Silent Block:

  • Instagram doesn't send any alerts to the person you block. They won't know they've been blocked unless they try to visit your profile or interact with you in some way.

One-Sided Stop:

  • It's important to note that blocking only affects their ability to see your profile and interact with you. If your account is public, they can still potentially see your posts if they find them through hashtags or explore your profile while logged out.

Temporary Break:

  • You can unblock someone at any time. If you unblock them, they'll be able to see your profile and interact with you again as normal.

How To Block Someone On Instagram?

Blocking someone on Instagram is an easy process. Here's how to do it on the Instagram app,

  • Open the Instagram app on your mobile device.
  • Go to the profile of the person you want to block. You can do this by searching for their username in the search bar at the top of the screen or by finding them in your followers or following list.
  • Once you're on their profile, tap the three dots (•••) in the top right corner of the screen.
  • A menu will appear. Tap on "Block" from the options provided.
  • Instagram will ask you to confirm whether you want to block the user. Tap "Block" again to confirm.
  • The person will now be blocked on Instagram. They will no longer be able to see your profile, posts, stories, or send you direct messages. Additionally, you will no longer see their profile, posts, stories, or receive any notifications from them.
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