If people are giving you a hard time on Instagram, the block button might be your best friend. It’s an easy way to keep someone from seeing your profile, posts, and stories. Of course, if you change your mind down the road, you can always reverse your decision. Here are the steps you’ll need to know for how to unblock someone on Instagram.
See also: How to unblock someone on Facebook
The overall process is straightforward. You can unblock users either by searching for their profile and tapping the Unblock button or by navigating through your Settings tab.
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Method 1: Search for the blocked profile
We’ll start with the search method, as it gives you more individual control over who you unblock. Start by opening your Instagram app, then follow these steps;
- Head over to the Search tab and enter the name of the profile you want to unblock.
- Tap on the user’s name when they pop up in the search results. This will open their profile.
- Where you would typically see a Follow button, you will now see a button that says Unblock, tap on it.
- Now tap Unblock when it appears. If you have second thoughts, you can also choose the Cancel option.
If you did everything right, the process should look something like this:
There’s not much to this method, and it certainly gives you complete control over your search results. Up next, we’ll hop into the Settings menu to show you an alternate way.
See also: How to delete your Instagram account
While the first method makes it easy to track down and unblock any user on Instagram, this method lumps all of your blocks in one place. Just like before, you’ll have to start by opening the Instagram app. This technique will not work on your web browser, as the options are slightly different.
Maybe you’ve been too hasty with the block button in the past: it happens. If you’ve patched things up and want to reconnect on social media, unblocking someone is just as simple as blocking them.
Unblocking someone does not mean that they follow you on Instagram again, however, so if you’re hoping for more followers on Instagram, unblocking former followers won’t help.
What Happens When You Block Someone on Instagram?
When you block someone on Instagram, they can no longer see your posts, Instagram stories, nor can they direct message you.
They will not be able to find your Instagram page if they search your username.
If they do find your profile (maybe through a mutual follower) your profile will appear totally blank.
Instagram does not send a notification when you block someone, so they won’t know you blocked them unless they search for your page and find that they can no longer access it.
What Happens When You Unblock People on Instagram?
When you unblock someone on Instagram, they do not receive a notification that they have been unblocked.
If they didn’t notice that you blocked them, they may never realize that you unblocked them later.
Blocking someone on Instagram causes them to unfollow you, so when you unblock that person, they still won’t be following you.
If you unblock them, you won’t be following each other and you’ll have to re-follow their account, which could alert them to the fact that they were previously blocked or removed from your Instagram followers list.
How to Unblock Someone on Instagram
So you’ve changed your mind about blocking someone – we’ve all been there.
Luckily, you can unblock them just as easily as you cut them off, and they’ll be none the wiser. Here’s how to unblock someone on Instagram:
- Go to your profile and click the three horizontal lines in the top right corner.
- At the bottom of the side menu, click the “Settings” gear.
- Click “Privacy and Security”.
- Click “Blocked Accounts” and a list of blocked users will appear.
- Click the name that you want to unblock, and click “Unblock” on their profile.
The only catch here is that blocking someone also unfollows them and removes them from your follower list, so you’ll have to follow them and hope that they follow you back if you want to fully reconnect.
This may raise red flags if they previously didn’t realize that they were blocked, leading to potential awkwardness. Explaining why you blocked them is, unfortunately, up to you.
Why can’t I unblock someone on Instagram?
Why Can’t I Unblock Someone on Instagram? There are a few reasons why you can’t see another user’s profile, even if you’ve tried to unblock them. The most likely situations are that they’re blocking you back, or the person has deleted their account — either way, you won’t be able to see their profile.
Can you unblock someone after blocking them on Instagram?
If you don’t want to block someone, you can remove them as a follower, restrict them, or block them from commenting on your photos and videos. If you no longer want to block someone, you can unblock them.
How can I unblock someone?
Unblock a number.
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Tap More ..
Tap Settings. Blocked numbers..
Next to the number you want to unblock, tap Clear. Unblock..
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