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After a heated argument with someone, you’ve decided to block them on Instagram. After a while, you might feel sorry and would like to patch up an old friendship and want to gain access to the person’s Instagram profile. Or maybe you’ve just tapped Instagram’s “block” button by accident.
Whatever the reason may be, you would like to reverse it. No need to worry, though, as unblocking someone is as easy as blocking. We’ve provided a detailed guide on how to unblock someone on Instagram. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
Before we start with unblocking feature, let’s cover how to block someone on Instagram. The block button allows you to stop a selected account from viewing or interacting with your account.
The blocked person won’t be able to see your posts or your stories. In addition, they won’t be able to send you direct messages.
If there’s a certain Instagram account that you wish to block, follow the easy steps below:
The block option isn’t the only way to restrict access to your Instagram account. Instagram offers several privacy settings that give you control over who sees what.
For Instance, you can:
There are two methods of unblocking someone on Instagram and both of these ways are very easy to execute.
The first method to unblock someone on Instagram is to go through the “blocked accounts” list. This way, you can unblock multiple accounts at once. The second method is by going directly through the blocked person’s Instagram profile — this way you’ll be certain of who you’re unblocking.
When you decide to block a certain account on Instagram, the app will add that account to a “blocked accounts” list found within your settings. You can see all the accounts you’ve blocked on the list and can unblock them directly there. However, you should be careful not to accidentally unblock the wrong account.
Here’s how to unblock someone through the “Blocked Accounts” List:
Another way of unblocking someone is by going directly to their Instagram account. This allows you to verify that you aren’t unblocking the wrong person. However, if you decide to use this method, it will take quite some time to unblock multiple people.
Here’s how to do it:
Don’t have a phone on you? The good news is there’s a way to block someone’s Instagram profile from your desktop web browser. Here’s how:
When you decide to unblock someone on Instagram, all the restrictions linked to blocking are lifted:
If you’ve blocked someone’s account on Instagram, you’ve automatically unfollowed them, and new posts or stories will no longer appear on your Feed. You also can’t follow an account you’ve blocked until you decide to unblock it.
To follow the unblocked person all you have to do is search for the person’s profile and open it. After finding the person’s account, simply tap the “Follow” button and start interacting with their profile once again.
Normally, if you wish to block or unblock a certain account, you need to have access to their profile. But how would you do this if they’ve blocked you in the first place? Luckily, there is a way to block or unblock that person without this access.
To unblock that certain account, you just have to use the first method we covered to see your “blocked accounts” list and unblock them from there. But, if you want to block that person, you’ll have to go to your direct messages and block them there.
Have you ever searched for someone’s profile on Instagram but all you got was a message User Not Found”? The reason behind this can be something from the following:
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to unblock an account that can’t be found. But this might only be temporary. You can check at a later date to see if their profile is active again and if it is, you’ll be able to unblock them by following the usual steps.
If you’re considering using the blocking feature on Instagram, you may be what actually happens when someone uses it. Will the person know if you blocked them? What will the person see if they search for your profile? Let’s have a look at what happens when someone decides to block you on Instagram.
Instagram doesn’t tell people they’ve blocked and despite what certain third-party apps claim, there’s no secret way of finding out. Instead what happens is the person who has been blocked will no longer be able to find the profile of the person who has blocked them.
But what about other stuff such as DMs, likes, and comments? Let’s find out.
If you block someone’s account on Instagram, all their likes and comments will disappear from your posts. Even if you decide to unblock them, their previous likes and comments won’t be restored.
The person you’ve blocked won’t be able to like or comment on your future posts as blocking them means they will be prevented from viewing all your posts and stories.
What happens to your DMs with a person you’ve blocked on Instagram? Here are several things: