Instagram is a social platform where people build their virtual connections through social interaction with others. We post an image and getting likes, comments, and people even share your post further. Though every now and then, we all come across users who always spamming at your post and posted bad comments on the post. Instagram offers a facility to every user so you can get them blocked immediately. Since we are going to walk through the process as to how to unblock someone on Instagram, we first explain how to block someone on Instagram, and then we will walk through the entire steps as to how to unblock them as and when you want.
How to block someone on Instagram
When you block someone on Instagram, you will no longer see posts of that person, nor will he or she interact with your Instagram profile. When you block someone, you are prohibiting them to follow your profile or see your posts. To block someone on Instagram, you may follow these below steps:
- Go to the profile page of that user to whom you want to block.
- Tap on three horizontal dots to the right of their username.
- Select “Block”.
Once you select “Block”, Instagram asked you that you particularly want to block this profile only or whether you want to keep them blocked in case they create a new Instagram account at a later stage.
Select any of the options and you are done. A confirmation message will flash on the bottom of your screen that you successfully blocked the account.
How to unblock someone on Instagram
Now, here we come to the actual topic of this article, somehow if we want to reverse our decision and want to unblock the same account; Instagram offers the same facility as well, you can unblock someone on Instagram at any time.
So, to unblock someone on Instagram, we first need to find the profile of that person, which can be done by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Go to the homepage of your Instagram profile and tap on the three vertical lines and then select “Settings” which is the last option on the screen.
Step 2: On the next page, tap on the “Privacy” option.
Step 3: Scroll the page down, as you enter in the Privacy section of your profile, and you will find “Blocked accounts” under the “Connections” section.
Step 4: Tap on “Blocked accounts” and you will have the list of blocked accounts. Now, select and tap on the “Unblock” button that appears on the right side of the profile.
Step 5: Once tap on the “Unblock” button, a pop-up message appears that want your re-confirmation. Tap “Unblock” again and that’s it.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
Can I still see someone I blocked on Instagram?
No, you cannot see the content once you blocked someone on Instagram. Though you can search for their profile but to see their posts and stories, you must unblock them first.
What happens when you unblock someone on Instagram?
Instagram didn’t send notifications to any user when someone blocks on unblocking them. However, when you unblock someone on Instagram, you have to re-follow their account. They got a notification that you have started to follow them, which might be a hint for them that they were previously blocked and removed from your Instagram followers list.
Can you soft block on Instagram?
Yes, you can restrict any Instagram profile to hide their comments and message without blocking them completely. To restrict them, follow these below steps:
- Go to their profile page
- Tap on three vertical dots
- Select “Restrict”