You’ve probably experienced this before: getting blocked on a social platform. Whether it’s Facebook, WhatsApp, or other apps, the feeling is the same. But how about Instagram?! How about Instagram?! When another user blocks you on Instagram, some things become more difficult for you to do. However, this is rather comparable to the characteristics of other social networks. It is really frustrating that you are unable to view their Instagram posts or stories, as well as the fact that you are unable to send them DMs or check out their published stuff.
So, how exactly can you find out if someone on Instagram has blocked you? Read on to find out.
How Can You Tell If You’ve Been Blocked on Instagram?
If someone blocked you on Instagram, it is typically not too difficult to discover who has done so. However, under some circumstances, Instagram has the ability to block user accounts depending on certain restrictions. So, are you able to differentiate between the two?
You need to be familiar with all of the many ways that you may check to see whether you have been blocked on the site. Let’s see what we can do:
1. Look for their profile on the website.
If you are able to find their public profile, you will be able to view all of their posts, but here’s the thing. If they’ve got a private profile, the following notice will appear instead: “This Account is Private.” This indicates that they have not blocked you in any way, shape, or form.
There is also the potential that the person you are looking for has switched their username at some point.
2. Try searching on a web browser
Every link appears in the following format: Instagram.com/username. Here’s what you need to do:
- Go to Instagram’s website and log in using the credentials you created an account with.
- Open up a new tab and put the following URL into it: Instagram.com/username. This will take you to the profile of the user whose profile you are interested in viewing.
- If you are taken to a page that reads, “Sorry, this page isn’t available,” then you have been blocked.
3. Take a look at your account
Instagram does not delete previous comments, tags, or interactions between you and other users, including those that they posted on your profile. As a result, the following step is to navigate to any say, likes, comments, or DMs and spot the profile of the user who posted it.
4. Sign up for Instagram using another account
You may check to see whether you’ve been blocked on Instagram by logging into a different account. If the profile does not display, it is possible that the person has changed their username or deactivated or wiped out their account; however, if the profile does appear, it indicates that the individual has blocked you.
Have you ever experienced being blocked on Instagram? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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