How To See Who Blocked You On Instagram

Instagram is a fantastic platform for sharing photos and videos with friends, families, and followers. But, it can be frustrating when you suspect someone has blocked you. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t send you a notification when someone blocks you, nor does it provide a list of people who have done so.

However, there are ways to determine who has blocked you. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to discern this. Please note that these methods are not foolproof and Instagram may change its features at any time.

Method 1: Check their Profile Directly

One of the simplest ways to see if you have been blocked is by checking the suspected person’s profile directly. To do this, you’ll need to:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Type the person’s username into the search bar at the top of the screen.
  4. Select their profile from the list of search results.

If you have been blocked, you won’t be able to see their profile. Instead, you’ll be met with a message stating that the user doesn’t exist or that the page is unavailable.

Method 2: Use Instagram Stories

An alternative method is to use Instagram Stories. This method is a bit tricky, but it can help confirm if you’ve been blocked. Here’s how:

  1. Post a new story on your Instagram account.
  2. After 24 hours, tap on your story.
  3. Swipe up to see who has viewed your story.

If the person you suspect has blocked you is not in the viewers list and you know they are active on Instagram, it is likely that you’ve been blocked.


While it can be unsettling to realize that someone has blocked you on Instagram, it’s important to respect the privacy of others. If someone has chosen to block you, it’s their right to do so, and it’s best to respect their decision.

If you believe you’ve been blocked wrongly or due to a misunderstanding, the best course of action is to contact the person directly (if possible) and resolve the issue in a calm and respectful manner.

Happy Instagramming!