Blocked on Instagram? Here’s how to check who blocked you on Instagram in a few simple steps

If you think you are blocked by someone on Instagram, there are several methods you can use to confirm the same. Since the photo and video sharing platform doesn’t offer any straightforward way to check the name of the profiles that have blocked you, users will have to resort to workarounds such as manually searching for the person on IG app or website, going through previous posts, and more.

How to know if someone blocked you on Instagram

Search on Instagram

Perform the search to know if you are blocked on Instagram. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open Instagram app on your Android mobile phone or iPhone

Step 2: Tap the Search icon from the bottom tab

Step 3: Now enter the person’s name or username

See who blocked you on Instagram through search

Step 4: If the profile doesn’t appear, that means you are blocked. If it does appear, everything’s fine

In some cases, even if the profile shows up and you select it, on the next screen a message may appear saying ‘User not found’. This again indicates that you may have been put on the block list.

Check likes or comments on your posts

If you are unable to find the profile through search and want to be double sure whether you’re blocked, go through the likes and comments of your posts to find them. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your phone

Step 2: Go to the Profile section from the bottom tab

Step 3: Select any post from the grid

Step 4: Now go through every post’s likes and comments and try to find the profile

Step 5: If there is indeed any like or comment left by them, select the account

Step 6: On the next screen, if a ‘User not found’ appears, it’s likely that you’re blocked

check if you are blocked through posts

Search using Instagram website

If you’re unsure whether a person has blocked you, check if their account appears on Instagram’s web app. This can only work if you specifically remember the profile’s username. Here’s how to go about it.

Step 1: The method doesn’t require logging into your Instagram account

Step 2: Simply take the profile’s username and add it to Instagram’s URL in this format –

Step 3: For instance, if a profile’s username is ‘@johnmax‘, the URL will be

Step 4: Now take the URL and paste it on a browser of your mobile phone or laptop/PC

See who blocked you on Instagram on website

Step 5: If the page says it isn’t available, it means either the person may have deleted their Instagram account or put you on the block list

See messages section

Another way to know if someone blocked you on Instagram is by going through the chats.

Step 1: Open Instagram

Step 2: Swipe to the right to open the DMs section

Step 3: Now look up for the chat with the person who may have blocked you

Step 4: If the chat doesn’t load, it may be possible you have been blocked.

In this method, the other person’s profile picture may also not appear.

Try following them

If, by any chance the profile of the person you have a suspicion of blocking you is visible, try pressing the Follow button. If it fails to go through and doesn’t change to Following, it’s likely that you’re blocked.

Search them using another account

If all the methods at your disposal fail or indicate that you have been blocked by that one account, you can go ahead and look up the person using a secondary or your friend’s account.

If the person’s account you are doubtful of whether they have blocked you indeed shows up in the search results using another account, this should clear things up that you have been blocked by them on Instagram.


How can I block someone on Instagram?

Here’s how you can block a profile on Instagram:

1. Open the account’s profile page from the feed or search for the username

2. After entering their profile, select the 3-dots at the corner

3. Simply select Block

How to block on Instagram

4. Provide the confirmation by again selecting Block

How to block on Instagram

5. And you’re done!

You’ll no longer see the account’s posts, stories or reels on your feed. The person won’t be able to message you on Instagram as well.

Can I see who blocked me on Instagram?

No, Instagram doesn’t offer the functionality of seeing who has blocked you on Instagram.

What happens when I block someone on Instagram?

After blocking a profile on Instagram, the person won’t be able to send you messages or add you to group chats. Besides that, they won’t see the posts, reels, or stories you publish nor receive notifications related to your account. Also, rest assured that once you hit the block button on Instagram, the other person will not be notified of it.

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