How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Instagram

There can be a number of reasons why an Instagram user blocks another user. If you are one of those Instagram users who may have been blocked by someone but want to confirm it, you should know how to check if someone blocked you on Instagram. In this article, I will write few steps which can hep you in knowing if you have been blocked by an Instagram user.

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How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Instagram

Follow these steps to know if someone blocked you on Instagram.

Step 1: To check if a user blocked you, open the Instagram app and search for the who you think has blocked you.

Step 2: Now there could be two things. Either the profile is public or private. If the profile is public, you should be able to see the profile in search. When you see the profile of that person in search, tap on it to open it. If in profile page you can see a number of posts but you cannot see photos and videos, that person may have blocked you.

How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Instagram

Step 3: If the profile is private, you cannot search for it and see the posts. So, you can find a mutual friend to get the profile in the follower or following list of a profile to open it.

Step 4: If you get success in finding the profile, try to follow it. If the person has blocked you, you will not be able to follow the person. Even if you tap on follow button multiple times, you cannot follow. It will be same follow button each time you tap on it.

Step 4: This confirms that you have been blocked by the person on Instagram.

Here, you should also know that sending the direct message to a user who has blocked you does not make sense. The other user will not receive your messages and there is no way to know if the person has read your messages.

Now you know how to check if someone blocked you on Instagram.

Note: The person who has blocked you can still see your profile. So, you can consider blocking him.

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Final Words

If a person blocked you on Instagram, you should not be panic. Just avoid that person and stop contacting him/her. I do not encourage cyber stalking or cyber abuse. So, you should respect the privacy of other Internet users. Now, you know how to check if you have been blocked. There is no way to see a list of users who blocked you. You can use these steps to check for every single user you think who blocked you.

If you still got any confusion and want to ask, you can comment below. I will try to resolve your queries as soon as I get back online.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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