Here is How To Know if Someone blocked or Restricted You on Instagram

A guide to help you find out if someone has blocked you on Instagram and what steps you can take to assure whether you are blocked or not.

If you are wondering whether you have been blocked on Instagram or not then the steps and guide we have mentioned here are going to help you figure out what’s actually the case.

Before we move on to the tricks and tips, what’s interesting to note here is that none of the social media networks sends a notification to the other account when you go out and block their account. This is to ensure privacy.

Anyways, without any further ado, let’s jump onto the guide on how to know if someone has blocked you on Instagram:

#1. Search for their account on Instagram

The very first step you should take is to search for their profile on Instagram. Simply tap on the search icon and type in their name or username.

There could be two scenarios that will help us figure out whether you are blocked or not.

  • Scenario 1: If the profile’s privacy is set to public and you can see their posts, number of followers, and the accounts they are following then you are not blocked. You should be able to follow them or even send them a direct message to get in touch.
  • Scenario 2: If the profile is private and opening their profile page shows you a “This account is private” message then this means you are not blocked by that profile. Simply tap the follow button to send a follow request.
  • Scenario 3: If you can see the profile and the number of posts they have made along with the number of followers and following but you are unable to see any post and the posts area says “No posts yet”. This means your account has been blocked by that profile.

Also, if you are unable to find their profile or can’t access it through the above-mentioned scenarios then there could be a possibility that they have blocked you or deactivated their Instagram account.

#2. Look for their account on Instagram using the web browser

If you know their Instagram username then this method can most probably help you get a hint whether your account has been blocked by them or not.

Simply open a web browser and type in (here you need to replace username with their actual username) and then hit go. Instagram will show you their profile along with the details like the number of posts, followers, and following.

You can then compare these stats with the one being shown to you on the Instagram app. If the numbers are different or if you can see more information on the browser then it means you have been blocked. But their account is not deactivated.

#3. Check your Instagram Direct Messages

If both of you have exchanged any messages or had any conversation through the Direct Messages feature then you will be able to quickly find out if he or she has blocked you on Instagram or not.

Whatever the case is, if the other account has blocked you on Instagram then you will not be able to contact them or even call them through Instagram. Any such attempts will not go through however it will look to you as if those messages are being sent to them but in reality, none of the messages will be delivered to their inbox.

#4. Look for their likes or comments on your posts

If you two have been in contact for quite a while and they had left a comment or like on any of your Instagram posts then we will highly recommend you to open that post and see whether that comment or like is still there.

If in case those comments and likes have disappeared then your Instagram account has been blocked by him or her.

Which method helped you figure out whether you are blocked?

The guide has five different methods to help you figure out whether you are blocked on Instagram or not. We hope the tutorial and the steps helped you find out what’s the scenario. If this blog post has guided you in any way then please share your opinion in the comments down below, we read and respond to each one of them! 🙂

Also, if you know about any other working methods to find out if someone has blocked you on Instagram then let us know about that in the comments. We will have a look at it and might include that in our blog post during the next update for our readers.