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How To Restore Likes & Comments After Unblocking On Instagram

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You cannot recover but only can see the past likes and comments on your Instagram post by using the Wayback Machine Tool or checking your device’s gallery for screenshots. Copy the post link from Instagram, tap on the ‘three dots,’ and select ‘Copy Link’ to use the Wayback Machine Tool, which archives popular online content.
» You can use this method only if your post has gained popularity, and for added assurance, check your gallery for any screenshots of the post’s comments. Ensure you have a clear and saved copy of the post’s comments in your device’s gallery.

How To Restore Likes And Comments On Instagram After Unblocking:

Using the following mentioned techniques, you can easily see comments of the blocked person on Instagram:

1. From Archive.org

Wayback Machine (archive.org) is a tool that lets you see the older versions of a website, posts, videos, and comments on the website, and even view content that no longer “exists” on the web. The name of the tool is “Wayback Machine” and is essential for reviewing the changed content and Internet history.

Now, let’s learn to extract the comments of the blocked person through the Wayback Machine tool:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, copy the link to the post whose old comments you want to see. 

Step 2: For that, go to your Instagram profile page, and from the ‘Post’ section, tap and open that post. 

 Instagram profile page

Step 3: Now, click on the “Three dots” on the top right corner of the post, and you will get an option to copy the link, in the name of “Link” on the right side of the opened menu. 

click on the Three dots on pc
the name of Link

Step 4: Next, open a web browser and search the official website of the Wayback Machine tool. For reference use this link – Wayback Machine (archive.org)

Wayback Machine

Step 5: When you open the tool, on the first interface itself you will find a space to paste the link. Paste the link on the space that says – ‘Enter the URL or words related to a site’s home page. 

Enter the URL or words related to a site’s home page

Step 6: Thereafter, wait for the result to appear on the screen and get the old comments on that post. 

2. From Screenshots

The second method to see the comments from the blocked person on your Instagram posts and videos is through ‘Screenshots’. Many a time people take a screenshot of the comments under the post, to post on a story or share it with friends on another platform. You may also have taken the screenshot of the comment that you are now looking for.

So, for that, open your device’s gallery and go to the ‘Screenshot’ section. Over there scroll and find the screenshot of the comments. If this comment is so important that you searching for it so badly, then, definitely you have taken a screenshot of it. Search in your screenshot section, and you will find it. 

3. Reactivating the Connection

You can use this method to reactivate the connection with the person you unblocked. You can now try the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, open the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2: Then, just find the profile of the person you unblocked.

Step 3: After that, interact with their posts by liking and commenting as you normally would.

Finally, by re-establishing the connection through engagement, your likes and comments should be restored.

4. Requesting a Refresh

Just you can use this method by requesting a refresh on your account. Just, try the following steps below:

Step 1: First, go to your profile on the Instagram app.

Step 2: Then, find the three horizontal lines at the top-right corner and tap on them.

Step 3: Next, scroll down and select “Settings,” then tap on “Account” and choose “Clear Search History.”

Now, clearing your search history may trigger a refresh on your account, potentially restoring likes and comments.

5. Reengaging with Your Followers

You can try this method by re-engaging with your followers on Instagram. Try the following steps below:

Step 1: First, navigate to your followers’ list on your Instagram profile.

Step 2: After that, start liking and commenting on their posts to initiate interaction.

Step 3: Next, consistently engage with your followers’ content to rebuild engagement and potentially restore likes and comments on your own posts.

Now, by actively participating in your followers’ posts, it can encourage them to reciprocate and engage with your content as well.

6. Collaborating with Other Users

You should use this method to collaborate with other Instagram users. Just try the steps below:

Step 1: First of all, identify users within your niche or community who you can collaborate with.

Step 2: Then, reach out to them through direct messages or comments expressing interest in collaborating.

Step 3: Next, plan and execute collaborations such as shoutouts, joint posts, or interactive challenges.

Now, by collaborating with other users, you can tap into their audience and potentially gain more engagement, including likes and comments.

7. Creating High-Quality Content

Just use this method by creating and sharing high-quality content on Instagram. Just go with the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, focus on producing visually appealing and engaging content that resonates with your target audience.

Step 2: Then, simply use storytelling techniques, captivating visuals, and compelling captions to captivate your followers.

Step 3: Next, consistently post high-quality content and maintain a regular posting schedule.

Now, by consistently delivering valuable content, you can attract more engagement from your followers and potentially regain lost likes and comments.

Can I Restore Comments On Instagram After Unblocking?

No, you cannot restore the comments on Instagram after unblocking. When you block someone from your Instagram account, his/her comments, likes, and reactions to stories, everything will go away, you will not find any of his/her stuff on your posts, videos, and stories.

That person will completely disappear from your Instagram and after unblocking him/her, he will reappear, but his comments, likes, etc, nothing will be restored. 

Once you block someone on Instagram, the comments will be removed from your account and will not be restored after unblocking. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If I block someone on Instagram, will my likes and comments still be on their posts?

No. If you block someone from your Instagram account, the likes and comments made by that person on your posts will be removed. Not a single trace of that person will be available on your account. When you block someone, that person is completely removed from your account, and so are his comments and likes on your post. The comments and likes are removed, not deleted, so would not be on the posts. 

2. If you block someone on Instagram, can they still see the DMs you’ve sent them?

Yes, they can still see the DMs you sent them. But, your Instagram username would not appear on their chat list, instead, ‘Instagrammer’ or ‘Unavailable’, etc, will appear as your name and chat will be still there. 

However, the case is opposite on your side. You would not be having that person’s DMs on your chat list. Not even the one you have saved. His chats will also be removed along with comments and likes from your Instagram. 

3. If I’ve blocked someone on Instagram, why can’t I see their profile?

According to Instagram’s T&C policy, if someone blocks someone on Instagram, then, both the person, that is, the one who is blocked and the one who blocks, cannot see each other’s profile on Instagram. For example, if A has blocked B, then neither A nor B can see each other profiles on Instagram. Both will become completely invisible to each other. 

4. Do comments get deleted if you block someone?

Yes, comments get deleted, when you block someone from your Instagram account. Everything related to that person will be removed from your Instagram account, once you block them. No comments; likes or chats will be available on your account for that person. So, yes, the comments get deleted if you block someone.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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