How To Know If Someone Blocked You On Instagram

Last Updated: May 31, 2018

In this tutorial, you will learn about how to know if someone blocked you on Instagram. Here we have mentioned the complete and updated checklist for 2018 to help you in doing so.

With the increasing use of social networks to connect with our friends and family, we got to agree that the complications have also increased. Our real-life interactions reflect on Social Media as well. You may be unfollowed if the content you are posting isn’t good or is irritating and boring for the other user. In that case, you may use this tutorial to know who unfollowed you on Instagram.

Or it might happen that two people block each other. Then you will have to use this method to unblock each other on Instagram. However, if for some reason (excessive spammy comments on their photos/mentions) or the other you have been blocked on Instagram by a friend and you are not sure of it then use this guide to see who blocked you on Instagram.

I have tested and tried out all these observations by blocking myself from another Instagram Account. Hence, these should conclude whether you are blocked or not.

Steps To Find Out If You Have Been Blocked On Instagram

Before starting I want to make it clear that the observations are same for both Private and Public Instagram accounts.

1. Search for the Instagram username whom you suspect has blocked you using the Search option. If you do not find them then you might be blocked. If you are able to see them in the search suggestions, it means either you have searched them before or you are not blocked. But you can not be sure because the search function is behaving differently on different phones. So, read on!

2. If you don’t find them anywhere while searching then go to any post of yours and comment the username of the person with @ prefix. For example, if the person’s username is mendiratta20 then you should comment @mendiratta20.

3. Now, after following any of the above steps 1 or 2, go to that person’s profile by tapping on their name (search) or username (comment) . On an Android phone, you should see the blank white screen with username written at the top. If you also see so, you are definitely blocked.

see who blocked you on Instagram

4. But some of you might also see the profile with the profile picture and bio mostly if you are using an iPhone. You will not be able to see their photos, videos or stories. If you are blocked by the person, you will see ‘User Not Found‘ in the place of ‘Follow’. However, if you see the ‘Follow’ button, tap on it. If they have blocked you, you will not be able to follow them and after just a second it will again say ‘Follow’.

Please Remember: The blank screen also appears if the person has changed their username or deactivated their account. If you suspect these, then I would recommend you to first find out the latest username or the status of their presence on Instagram. When you get the username, follow these steps from step 1.

So, these were really easy steps to know if someone blocked you on Instagram. If you have any queries, the comments section is all yours.


  1. I cleared my search history and when I type his @ name it still shows up but when I click his profile it says “no posts yet” am I blocked?

  2. I blocked someone, then went to check their profile through blocked users as I cleared my search history, page loads but no pics or names and says user not found, does this mean they found a way to block me back?

    • Hi Jess,
      No, you cannot be sure about that. It might also mean that they have changed their username or deactivated their account.
      I hope this helps.

  3. I can find the person only on another person’s profile. When I click on their name, it will say “user not found”. Does that mean I am blocked?

  4. If I am blocked, then how come the messages are going through. I am talking about a Public account. It shows ” No Posts Yet”. I am not able to follow. I am also not able to view the ” followers” but the messages are going through. How is this happening? Am I blocked or what can possibly be the reason?

    • Hi Supriya,

      These signs show that you have been blocked on Instagram. Even though you will able to send DM but the messages won’t be received by the other person when you are blocked.


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