Why Can’t I See Someone’s Highlights On Instagram

Your Quick Answer:

There can be many reasons why you were not able to see the Instagram highlights of another person.

Major reasons can be the person has either blocked you from his Instagram account, that’s why you are not able to see any of his posts and highlights, or has removed you from their Instagram account, and third, can be, that the account is private.

These are the main reasons why the highlights are not visible to you. Although, if this is not the cause, the issue may be at your end.

For example, you have got bugs on your Instagram folder that’s why the app is not functioning the way it should be, or you are lagging with the internet connectivity.

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There are a few settings that you can apply to know if someone viewed your highlights on Instagram.

Why Can’t I See Someone’s Highlights On Instagram:

There are many reasons that would not let you see the highlights, let’s check as follows:

1. Person Blocked You:

If someone has blocked you from their Instagram account, you cannot visit their account and see any of their stuff, such as highlights, posts, and stories. Additionally, you cannot even find them on Instagram.

Along with this, if you have ever done chatting or sharing with the person, then on your inbox section, that person will be displayed as “Instagrammer”.

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Finding all these symptoms indicates that the person has blocked you.

However, if you can see that particular person’s account on Instagram but not the highlights, then the reason is not this but something else.

2. Removed You from his Followers:

Instagram has given a very powerful tool to users to remove anyone from their Instagram account.

All the person who follows you are listed under the head called – “Followers,” and to whom you follow, are listed under the “Following” section on the profile page.


And under the followers’ list, the user can remove anyone they wish not to show their posts and highlights to. They will go to the followers’ list, scroll down to your name and hit remove and done, and you are no more accessible to see their posts and highlights.

If that person possesses a private account, you will see the option to “Follow” on their account, which means that person has removed you from his followers’ list.

3. Account Turned to Private:

Many a time, people change their accounts from public to private. In a public account, you do not need to follow the person to see his posts, stories, and highlights, whereas, in a private account, you are required to follow the person to see all these things in the present and near future.

Account turned to Private

But what happens is, when a user changes the account from a public to the private one, all the people have to send them a request to see their pieces of stuff, and if they do not accept your request, you cannot see anything, not now and not in future as well.

Hence, if you were previously able to see the highlights but not now, then it might be that person has turned the account to private. You can check this by going to their account, and if you find a blue box saying – Follow, then this can be the reason.

4. Bugs in your Instagram App:

If not, the one mentioned above, the ‘bug’ can be the reason for your problem. A bug is a kind of error that causes a disturbance in the proper functioning of any software and application. Similarly, some pages on Instagram may not open, and you won’t see some stuff due to bugs.

To clear the bugs, you just have to do a couple of settings and installations.

To clear the bug,

Ⅰ. Go to the settings of your device > come to the “Apps” section, open it and next, scroll down to “Instagram” and click on “clear cache.”

Bugs in your Instagram app

Ⅱ. And still, if you are facing the same issue, then delete and reinstall the app.

Ⅲ. For that, go to your device’s play store or app store then search and install “Instagram” and log in. After logging in, check whether you can see the highlights or not.

5. Internet Connectivity Issue:

Lastly, if nothing is the reason from above, the only reason left is internet connectivity.

If your internet is not fast enough, you will face issues in operating Instagram, and you won’t be able to see either the posts or the highlights.

Hence, turn off & on your internet connection and check the highlights. Once the internet gets stable, it will automatically start working.

The Bottom Lines:

However, the ones mentioned above are the most obvious and majorly reported, test all of these and you will get to know about this.

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