Block or unblock users on Instagram

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Block or unblock users on Instagram
Block or unblock users on Instagram
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This wikiHow teaches you how to block Instagram users and unblock already blocked users. You can do this in the Instagram smartphone app and on the Instagram website. If you are being harassed by someone creating new accounts when you block them, consider reporting the user and making your account private. You cannot unblock yourself from another user's block list.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Block users on a mobile device

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Step #1. Open Instagram

Tap the Instagram app icon. This looks like a multicolored camera icon. If you are logged in, your Instagram homepage will now open.

If you are not logged in to Instagram, please enter your username (or email address or phone number) to log in

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Step 2. Go to a user's profile

Scroll through your home page until you find a user you want to block. Tap this user's profile picture.

  • You can also click To search

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    tap at the bottom of the screen and type in the name or username of the user in question to find his or her profile.

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Step #3. Tap on ⋯

You'll find this in the top right corner of the screen. A menu will now appear.

  • On an Android device, tap here .
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Step #4. Tap on Block

You will find this option in the menu.

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Step 5. Tap on Block when prompted

Doing this will add the user to the list of blocked users on your profile, which means the user will not be able to see your profile and comments.

  • On an Android device, tap Yes I'm sure when requested.

Method 2 of 3: Unblock users on a mobile device

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Step #1. Open Instagram

Tap the Instagram app icon. This looks like a multicolored camera icon. If you are logged into your Instagram account, your Instagram home page will now open.

If you are not logged in to Instagram, please enter your username (or email address or phone number) to log in

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Step 2. Tap on your profile tab

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This can be found in the bottom right corner of the screen. Your profile page will now open.

If you are logged in with multiple Instagram profiles, your profile tab will show your profile picture

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Step #3. Tap on ☰

This button can be found in the top right corner of the screen. A pop-out menu will now appear.

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Step #4. Tap on Settings

You'll find this option at the bottom of the pop-out menu.

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Step 5. Scroll down and tap on Blocked accounts

You'll find this option in the middle of the page under the "Privacy and Security" heading.

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Step 6. Select a user

Tap the profile of the person you want to unblock.

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Step 7. Tap on Unblock

It's the blue button at the top of the screen. Tapping on it immediately unblocks the person.

  • On an Android device, tap Yes I'm sure after you on Unblock tapped to confirm your choice.

Method 3 of 3: Block and unblock users on a PC

Block and Unblock Users on Instagram Step 13

Step #1. Open Instagram

Go to https://www.instagram.com/ with your browser. If you are logged in to Instagram, your Instagram home page will now open.

  • If you are not logged in, click on login in the bottom right corner of the page and enter your username (or email address or phone number) and password.
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Step 2. Select a user to block

Scroll through your home page until you find someone you want to block. Then click on the user's profile name to go to his or her account page.

You can also type the username or profile name in the search bar at the top of the Instagram page and then click on the profile in question in the drop-down menu that appears

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Step 3. Click on ⋯

This icon is located at the top of the person's profile, to the right of their name. A menu will appear.

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Step 4. Click on Block this user

You will find this at the bottom of the menu.

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Step 5. Click Block when prompted

Doing this will add the account to your blocked users list.

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Step 6. Unblock the user

To unblock a user on the Instagram website, go back to the user's profile page, click at the top of the page Unblock and click Unblock when requested.

Tips

  • It's always a good idea to make your account private so that all users who want to see your photos have to send you a friend request first.
  • If you block someone with the Instagram app, they will also be blocked on your PC. This also applies if you unblock a user.

Warnings

  • The blocked user can still see your photos by logging in with a different profile.
  • By unblocking someone, you will not automatically follow them again. The user may also notice that he or she is no longer in your list of followers.

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