You want to block a user on Instagram, but you don’t know how to do it, keep reading the tutorial, it will take a few minutes, we also explain some things to you. Instagram is a great place to spend some time lounging around. Looking at photos, meeting with friends, reading stories, chatting via Instagram Direct and discovering more about this wild world in which we live can be a truly wonderful experience.
The openness and intent to share the platform are followed by most of the people who use it as a positive experience, making it one of the best social networks. However, this is not always the case, which is why we will show you how to block someone on Instagram.
Although social media can be a tool used to bring people together, there are some accounts that you no longer want to interact with. Whether it’s someone you no longer want to see his posts on, because he’s overly negative, Instagram developers have added many options for content customization.
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Block someone on Instagram
Instagram has made the process simple enough to block a user account. Depending on the current situation, blocking may not be necessary. There are other options for platform users which are customizable.
Why block someone?
Blocking someone on Instagram should ideally be a last resort. In many cases, the anger or offense you feel can be short-term. However, this is absolutely not true of every interaction. If their behavior is toxic, trigger, inappropriate, or causes psychological harm, you may not have a choice. If the account is definitely spam, a bot or harassing with infinite DM, you may want to block further communications.
Since this tutorial is about blocking on Instagram, we will first go through the basic process of blocking someone on Instagram. Since different operating systems may be slightly different, it is important to follow the instructions in detail. Each new update could change the process even slightly.
Block someone using the Instagram app
- Open the app and go to the harassing user’s Instagram profile by tapping on the magnifying glass (search) icon.
- After selecting the appropriate account; select the three-dot menu icon at the top right.
- A menu will appear with different options for this user’s account, select “Block”.
- Confirm the warning by pressing “Block” again.
- Select Ignore when the final warning is displayed.
Check that the app has successfully locked the account since some have reported problems. If necessary, try to block again if the first time is unsuccessful.
Unblock the account
If you need to unblock it again, it’s just as easy. The block may seem final, but it is not: you can always unblock someone later. Just repeat the above but select “Unblock” from the menu instead.
- Open the app and go to the person’s Instagram profile.
- Select the three-dot menu icon in the upper right.
- Select Unblock from the pop-up menu that appears.
If it’s been a while since you’ve blocked the person, you may have difficulty finding them. The person will not appear when you search and their posts have been removed from your feed. So what do you do?
You have two options, you can access the block list or find a post from a mutual friend where the person you blocked commented.
- Select the three-line menu icon from your Instagram profile.
- Select Settings
- Select privacy
- Select Locked Accounts.
- Select the person from the list and select Unblock
- Go to a mutual friend’s post where the blocked person commented.
- Select their profile and the three-dot menu icon.
- Select Unblock as above.
Perhaps the best option would be to prevent the person from commenting on your photos or videos. If their comments are causing problems, changing the privileges of your comments may be a better option than blocking them entirely. If someone comments on your photos or posts, you can silence it.
- Select your profile and select the Settings menu.
- Select Privacy, then check comments.
- Select Block Comments, then select the person.
- Select the person you want to silence comments and select Block.
This does not completely block them but prevents them from commenting on your photos or videos. This may be enough to clean up your feed and prevent you from being bothered. There are also a variety of comment filter options you may want to explore, including filters that hide offensive comments and a manual filter that allows you to hide comments made up of certain words.
Before blocking someone on Instagram
Considering alternative means of limiting content, which is available to Instagram users. If you want to stop viewing much of the content posted by your account, you can stop following the account. By choosing the account and touching the “Following” box you will be able to silence or limit the user and their content.
Doing so as an alternative to blocking can help you avoid spamming or annoying content. You can reverse this by checking the same box from their account page and go back to “follow”.
Limiting an account means you can control a variety of interactions. You will be able to control how many of your followers see the offending user’s comments on your posts. Restricting an account also moves direct messages to the “Message requests” folder, which means you won’t see them in regular direct messaging files.
Social media has done a lot to bring people together and give us more ways to express ourselves. Instagram offers users options that allow for a more pleasant and personalized experience.
What happens after I block someone on Instagram?
The account owner will NOT be informed that it has been blocked. When you block someone, the user is still able to see your likes and comments on “public” posts.
Even if the user will not have access to your account through the “Search” option, he will still have the possibility to mention your Instagram name in the posts, you will not be notified of this activity. In some cases, you may want to change your username.
For those who are part of the groups, they will be asked if you want to leave the group. If you choose to stay in the group, you will continue to see their messages.
Mutual comments and likes can still appear after blocking a user. You can go to each post and delete the harassing user activity if necessary.