✎ Key Takes:
» You can know if someone has blocked you on Instagram by logging out of your account and searching for their username on Google, accessing their posts through the search results if the account is public.
» You can use a fake account and send a follow request if the blocked account is private; upon acceptance, you’ll be able to view their profile.
» If direct access isn’t possible, ask a mutual follower for screenshots or follow the user on other social media platforms to still keep track of their posts.
How To View Someone’s Instagram When Blocked:
You have the following methods to try:
1. View Profile While Logged Out
When an Instagram profile has blocked you, you’ll not be able to check the user’s profile anymore or find him from your Instagram account. However, by using certain tricks you can check his profile stuff.
You’ll be able to see his posts such as Instagram images, videos, and reels by searching for his username on Google. But this method can only help you if the user has a public Instagram account whose posts can be shown as a search result on Google search too.
Moreover, you also need to keep in mind that before you search for the user on Google and click on the search results to open the link to his Instagram profile, you need to log out of your Instagram account on the Instagram application.
🔴 Steps To Follow:
Step 1: You need to log out of your Instagram account on the Instagram application.
Step 2: To log out, click on the three lines icon on the profile page of your Instagram account.
Step 3: Then you need to click on Settings.
Step 4: Click on Log Out. Confirm it.
Step 5: Go to Google search and enter the username of the user who has blocked you.
From the search results, click on the link to his profile post to open and view it.
2. Make a Fake Profile (If Private)
When a private profile has blocked you on Instagram, you won’t be able to see his posts by searching on Google. But you’ll need to use a fake account to stalk the user’s post. If you don’t have a fake or secondary account on Instagram, you’ll need to create a fake Instagram account using a fake username and then send a follow request to the user who has blocked you from your second account.
Once the user accepts your follow request you’ll be able to check the user’s profile and see his post from the fake account and he won’t be able to know about it. You should not upload your own display picture or images on your fake profile so that the user can’t find out that you’re the owner of the profile.
3. Ask A Mutual Friend
Another trick that can help you check a profile that has blocked you on Instagram is by asking a mutual friend. When a friend of yours follows a profile who has blocked you, he or she can see the user’s profile posts as well as get to see all his daily stories on Instagram.
You need to ask the mutual friend to take a screenshot of his profile posts and send it to you via Instagram DM so that you can get to see it. He can also send you screenshots of his Instagram stories to keep you updated about the user.
Only if the mutual friend agrees to share the user’s profile stuff with you by screenshots you’ll be able to check them out indirectly.
4. Find From Other Social Media
If someone has blocked you on Instagram, you need to find his other social media profiles such as his Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profile, and then follow him on those platforms to check out his posts on those accounts.
However, it is better that you use a duplicate account or an account with a fake name so that the user doesn’t get to understand or recognize you when you’ll start following the user’s profile on other platforms, or else he might block you from the other accounts too.
Moreover, there is a good chance that what the user posts on his Instagram account is similar to what he posts on his other social media profiles. Therefore, following his other social media profiles will help you know what he posts on his Instagram profile too.
What Happens If Someone Blocks You on Instagram:
These are the things you will notice:
1. Profile Does not Show to You
When a user blocks you on Instagram it doesn’t get notified to you separately. But you won’t be able to find the user on Instagram anymore.
If you search for the user by his profile username his profile won’t show up on your search results. Only after he unblocks you, you’ll be able to find his profile upon searching again.
2. You can’t see his posts and Following
If you click on the username of the profile that has blocked you, the profile page will not be shown to you.
It will appear blank and white. You’ll not be able to find the user’s display picture or profile posts on the page. Even if you click on the Following button on the page, it won’t open up the Following list of the user’s profile.