How To Know If You Are Blocked On Instagram

Your Quick Answer:

To find out if you’re blocked on Instagram or not, you’ll need to see if you can visit his profile on Instagram or not. 

If the profile is not viewable to you in the search results or it shows User not found on the profile page, it means the person has blocked you. 

The name of the person will disappear from the Following or Followers list on Instagram. 

You’ll not be able to search and find the person as the username won’t show up in the search results. 

None of your messages will be delivered to the user nor will you be able to place voice or video calls to the user. You won’t be able to add the person to any Instagram group too. 

If you suspect that someone has blocked you, you can use a second Instagram profile to search for the user and see if the profile is viewable or not. 

If the profile is viewable to your second profile and not to your primary account, it means the user has blocked you. But if it’s not visible to your second profile too, it might be because the user has deactivated his account. 

You can also ask a friend to search for the user and see if the profile is viewable to him or not. If it’s not viewable, it means that the user has deactivated or deleted his account.  

What does change when you’re blocked on Instagram:

You will notice these below changes on the profile:

1. You Would not See All Details on Profile:

You can't visit his profile

If somebody blocks you on Instagram, you’ll not get any kind of notifications for that from Instagram separately but by seeing some minor clues you will be able to understand whether the user has blocked you or not.

When somebody blocks you on Instagram, his profile will appear in a different form.

If you see his name either by clicking on the profile name from the DM section, still you would not see the number of posts, followers, and followings. You will not be able to follow the person too.

You can also ask a mutual follower to view his profile page and see if he can see the user’s profile or not. If the profile is viewable to him and not to you, it means that the user has blocked you. 

2. You would not Find him on the Following/Followers List:

You would not Find him on the FollowingFollowers List

If a user has blocked your profile on Instagram, then you won’t find the person in your Followers or Following list. As the person has blocked you on Instagram, Instagram will restrict you from finding and visiting his profile which is why the person’s name will simply disappear from the Followers or Following list of your profile. 

If the user used to follow your account or you followed the person’s account on Instagram, his name would appear on the Followers or Following list respectively but after he blocks you, the name will no longer remain on the list but will disappear without any notifications. 

You can check it yourself by following the steps:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Instagram. 

Step 2: Log into your account and click on the profile picture icon to open your profile page. 

Click on profile icon

Step 3: At the top right corner, click on Following to check the list. 

Click on Following

Step 4: Then click on the Followers option to check the list of followers. 

click on the Followers option

Step 5: If you don’t find the user in either of the lists, you can be sure that the person has blocked you. 

3. You can’t search the Person:

You can't search the Person

When a user blocks you on Instagram, searching up the person won’t show his profile in the search results. As the person has blocked you, you won’t be able to find his profile on Instagram to see his posts or videos. The profile will be unavailable to you until the user unblocks you. 

You can try to search for the person on the search box on Instagram by his username. If you can’t find the profile of the user in the search results, then you can become sure that the user has blocked you but if the person’s profile appears in the search results, then the user has not blocked you.

However, when you’re searching for the person, make sure to use the correct spelling or username, or else you won’t be able to get proper results. 

4. Your messages will not be delivered:

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If a user blocks you on Instagram, your messages won’t be delivered to the user. You won’t be able to send the person any kind of message on Instagram, either it’s a voice message or a text message. The person’s chat may still appear on the chat list even if the user has blocked you. But if you try to send him a message or a picture, the messages won’t reach him and will not get delivered from your Instagram account.

You’ll not be able to place a video or voice call to the user either if the user has blocked you because when you’re blocked by someone, it restricts you from contacting the person on Instagram in any possible way.  

5. You won’t be able to add him to a Group:

You won't be able to add him to a Groupe

When someone blocks you on Instagram, you won’t be able to add the user to any Instagram group. You won’t be able to find the user on the list of people whom you can add to groups. The name would simply not appear on the list or it may show you Something went wrong when you’ll try to add the user in some groups. 

If you can’t add someone to a group, ask a mutual follower to do so and see if he can add the person’s profile or not. If the mutual follower can add the user but you can’t, it’s because you’ve been blocked by the user. 

How To Know If You Are Blocked on Instagram:

Performing certain actions might clarify if you’re blocked on Instagram:

Action: Search & Open Person’s Profile

You will notice this change on your profile:

1. Condition: You’re Blocked:

Try this thing and notice the outcome:

From Your profile:

You're Blocked

If you suspect that someone has blocked you on Instagram, you can confirm it yourself by searching for the person’s profile on Instagram. You need to know that if someone has blocked your profile on Instagram, you won’t be able to find his profile again until you’re unblocked by the user.

Therefore to check it yourself, you’ll need to enter the username of the person’s profile on the search box of Instagram and search to check in the results if you can find the profile or not. 

If the user has blocked you, then in the search results you’ll not be able to find the profile details or not able to follow the person. 

From Other Profile or Without Login:  

From Other profile or Without Login

When you’re suspecting that a user has blocked your profile because you can’t find his account by searching on Instagram, then you can use a second profile to get confirmation about it. If you have got a second profile on Instagram, you need to log in to your second account and then search for the user from it. If you can find the user from your second profile or the profile is viewable from your second profile then you can be sure that the person has blocked your primary profile. 

But if you don’t have a second account, you can just ask a mutual follower to see if he can find the user’s profile by searching on Instagram. If the profile is viewable to him and not to you, you can know that the user has blocked your profile which is why neither his profile nor the posts are viewable to you anymore. 

2. Condition: You’re not Blocked or profile deleted/deactivated:

Try this thing and notice the outcome:

From Your profile:

If you can’t find someone on Instagram, it doesn’t always mean that the user has not blocked you but it is also possible that the user has deactivated or deleted his Instagram profile which is why it’s not viewable to you anymore. 

You can search for the person on Instagram and if the profile doesn’t show up or isn’t viewable you should not think that the person has blocked you unless you confirm it. 

From Other profile or Without Login:

When a user deletes or deactivates his Instagram account, the profile becomes unavailable to all. No one will be able to view the previous posts or profile information of the deleted account. You need to use a secondary or fake profile to search for the person’s account on Instagram. If you can’t find or view the profile even from your second account, there is a good chance that the profile has been deactivated or deleted by the owner itself. 

You can ask a mutual follower to check the same. If the profile isn’t viewable to the mutual follower too, you can be sure that the user has deactivated or deleted his profile on Instagram. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to know if someone deleted or deactivated their Instagram account? 

If someone has deleted or deactivated their Instagram account then it won’t be viewable to anyone on Instagram. If you try to open the profile page of the account, it will show  Sorry this page isn’t available to you. The profile picture will appear blank and you won’t be able to see any information about the profile on the page. 

You can ask a mutual follower to spy or stalk to find out whether the profile is deactivated or not. The mutual follower needs to search for the user and see if the profile is viewable or not. If the profile isn’t viewable to him too, it’s because the owner has deactivated it.

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