Who Blocked Me on Instagram? — Here’s How to Find Out

Want to find out which so-called “friend” of yours blocked you on Instagram?

We put together this tutorial so you can find out once and for all. 

Picture this:

You’re casually scrolling through your Insta feed. Suddenly, a thought pops into your head.

“Huh, I haven’t seen “So-and-so’s” pictures recently. I wonder what they are up to?”

You search for their profile, but their IG username doesn’t pop up.

You try again and again — nothing. This person didn’t fall off the face of the earth, right?

News alert! You might have been blocked! 

People block users on Instagram for all kinds of reasons. You might have been “friend dumped”—sad! Maybe a former flame of yours just couldn’t take it anymore. It could be all those #bikini selfies. Or maybe they just deactivated their account…No matter the reason, you’ve got to know!

If only you could find out somehow…

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to check if you’ve been blocked on IG—without downloading a sketchy app from the App Store.


Who blocked you on Instagram? 

Follow these steps to find out:

  1. Open the Instagram App and click the Search Button

  2. Search for the culprit’s username. If it shows up, you’re not blocked.  If it doesn’t, continue with Step 3.

  3. Go to a mutual friend’s Instagram. (The closer they are with the suspect, the better.)

  4. Go through their posts, likes, comments, and followers to see if the suspect’s username appears.

  5. If the user’s name appears, click on it.

  6. If you click on the user’s profile and are unable to see their content, even though it says they have a number of posts at the top of their profile, then they have blocked you.

  7. If the user’s Instagram profile is set to Private, then their name will still appear on the search list. So, they have either blocked you or deactivated their Instagram account if they don’t show up.  



To the Instagram Marketer

(A Love Letter)

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Click here to see what’s inside.


You checked and found out that you’ve been blocked. Now what?

If someone blocked you on Instagram, it’s not the end of the world.

It doesn’t mean that you have bad content or that you should stop posting some awesome pics and videos.

It’s not you, it’s them.

The best way to move on is to keep doing what you’re doing. The best revenge is a life well lived, and what better place to showcase your awesome life than Instagram?

If you want some tips on polishing your Insta and creating an enviable page, check out our blog post How I grew my Dog’s Instagram to 10k Followers in 10 Weeks.

In it, we teach you the exact tactics we used to help @adognamedallie become Instafamous.

Not a dog person? Check out this fantastic article instead: Instagram Stories Hacks: 18 Secret Features, plus How to Get More Views and Show Up First in the Feed

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