There are a number of reasons why a user may have blocked you. People may block someone to protect themselves but it might be confusing on Instagram to find if someone has blocked you.
Whatever your case is, you may be in doubt on whether a person has blocked you or has shut down their account. Now, everyone knows that there are many tools across the Internet even to grow Instagram account or find out about other things like block status or unfollowing. But still there are some simple and easy ways that you can see if anyone has blocked you.
How to know if someone blocked you on Instagram
In general, Instagram will not let you to see any information about the person who has blocked you including their posts, following, followers, or even you will not be able to find them on Instagram. so, once you see the profile it looks like a desert.
If someone block you on Instagram, their likes, comments, direct messages (DM) disappears. When you open their profile it shows No Posts Yet, You will also see User Not Found pop up. They also disappear from your following and follower list.
So, there are some general signs you can find out if you are blocked on Instagram by a user:
- You cannot find user on search bar (if you have not searched before)
- You cannot see their following
- You cannot see their posts
- You cannot see their followers
- You cannot see any of their Instagram stories
- Even if you send message, they will not receive
- They cannot see your comments and posts
- Their direct message conversation disappears
- If you search by other accounts, the look for you and them is different
If you have already searched that person’s name on the search bar, you might be able to find it even after their blocked you, but this will also disappear after sometimes. So, the best way to find out is to search for the person anonymously by other Instagram accounts.
To find out if you have been blocked on Instagram,
- Open the app. Then type in the person’s name who you think has blocked you. You may see the username if you have already searched that.
- When you find the person you’re looking for, click on it to enter his/her profile. You should be able to see his/her pictures with no problem, but if you do not, chances are you have been blocked or they have deactivated their Instagram account.
If the person you suspect has blocked you, you’ll be able to find this person’s name in the search bar, but once you enter that person’s profile, you will not be able to see his or her pictures even though the top bar indicates the person has pictures in their profile (picture below).
However, you must not mistake this for a person who has deactivated their Instagram account or a person who has been blocked by Instagram, as this might also be the case. You can also use external apps such as Unfollowgram, which lets you know who has unfollowed your account, as the person who blocked you will automatically stop following you but, again your friend may have just stopped following you without actually blocking your account.
How to know if someone deleted or deactivated their Instagram account
If you’re trying to see a person’s profile but can’t see it from your account it is likely that you’ve been blocked. However, if you want to make sure you can try viewing that person’s profile from another Instagram account. If you can perfectly see the profile from another account then you can be sure that you’ve been blocked.
Sometimes Instagram will show a message button on their profile but if you have been blocked by someone, the person will not receive your private message. Moreover, there is no way of knowing if the person has read your private message.
However, you can contact the person you think has blocked you by mentioning them in a post or comment using @username. But it seems that there is no chance they see your message.
The same might happen when you block someone on Instagram. You will not be able to send them message or see their posts and profile unless you unblock them.
Here is the infographic that shows the main signs if you are blocked on Instagram:
Overall From the appearance of the profile you can find if someone blocked you on Instagram, but to make sure you can use other Instagram accounts. There are also some tools like profile viewer on the internet to find out if they deactivated or deleted their accounts.