The moment you signed up to any of the available social media networks that are in existent you’ve already exposed your life to the rest of the world. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a celebrity or not, every time you post pictures, the whole world can view, unless on some selected platforms that allow you to set who can view your activities, for instance you can set only your followers can view your content.
Most people however don’t want to do it that way, they want to become public eye, but still there are instances when you don’t want some people to monitor your account activities, it can be your ex-lover or previous business partner or whatsoever it might be, at some point you just don’t some people viewing your content. And then you decided to block them, later on things have changed and you want to unblock them back so that you could connect together
Whatever you reason might be you can always block someone or unblock them on instagram and you can do that in a few steps and this article is aimed at showing you how to do that, not only that you’ll learn a lot information about the whole concept of blocking and unblocking users on instagram.
What Happens When You Block Someone On Instagram?
Any person or profile you block can’t access your content, including posts, and stories. That’s to say your activities aren’t visible to them. When you block someone you’ve told instagram that you don’t want such person to access your content by any means.
When You Block Someone Can He Find You Through Search?
They can’t find you though search, but sometime due to cache they can see you through search results and that will be cleared after a few days. So basically when the person you’ve blocked is able to find you in search result it’s an error from instagram. If you don’t want anyone to find you through instagram search, you should consider blocking them right in the first place.
When You Block A Person, Can They See Your Followers And Profile On Instagram?
When they open your profile URL it will still be accessible to them but they can’t view your content such as highlights or stories. Even if they find your post through search they’ll immediately be directed to the profile URL where they can only view profile picture and name.
Other data they can view include; number of photos, bio, number of followers and the number you’re following, beside that all content area will be left blank for them. And the same thing happens to you when you block someone, you can’t view their content except basic profile info.
Can A Block Person View Profile Changes?
When you change your bio or picture they can still view it and it doesn’t matter whether you have a private or public profile. Bio and profile photo are visible to all visitors, sometimes even not registered members can see basic information on profile but not the content.
Can A Blocked Person View Your Comments And Likes?
If you’ve shared comments before you blocked each other they can still be accessible. That’s to say all their comments on your profile and all your comments on their profile can still be viewed by each other.
But when it comes to likes they don’t show up, at least temporary, because when you unblock each other the likes will be back again.
But note that all these is for past comments, after blocking them, you can’t comment on their content nor like their posts, this is obvious because you can’t access the content either, even if you do manage to find their content like through other people’s profile you still won’t be able to comment or like.
When You Block Someone On Instagram, Can The Tag Or Mention You?
Unfortunately instagram has offered such freedom, they’re able to mention your username or tag you, and you won’t be notified when that happens. The only way they’re not able to tag you is when you change your username which is possible. Since they don’t have your new username which is connected to your account, they will receive the message username nonexistent. From your own side you can also tag the person or profile you’ve blocked and they won’t be notified either.
Can The Person You Block Send You DM?
You can send them messages, but they can decide however to block you from sending them messages after sending the first one. This can only be done by going back to previous comments and tapping the three dots that gives you the option to message them. The same user you block can also do the same for you through previous comments only.
But actually there is no point in doing that because they won’t be notified; they can only access the message after you’ve unblocked them. After unblocking them, the message appears in the message chat and they’re able to view the time it was sent.
What About Old Messages, Can Both Of You See Previous Chats?
That’s also a big no for that, because after blocking each other the chat thread also disappears and that’s why even after sending a new DM, it will be sent but not be visible unless you unblock each other.
When You Block Someone On Instagram, Can They View Your Online Status?
Instagram has introduced a new feature that allows users to view last active status in direct messages, and when you block someone they can’t view your last active status and the same hold for you on their profile.
Can You View Group Messages?
Previous group messages can still be accessible to both of you and you won’t be out of the group either, but all future messages will not be visible to both of you.
After Blocking A User On Instagram, Are They Also Blocked On Facebook?
Whether they’ve linked their Facebook account or not, blocking them on instagram does not reflect on Facebook, you have to visit Facebook separately and block them on the platform.
When You Block Some On Instagram Are They Notified?
They don’t receive any notification telling them you’ve blocked them, you’ll just become invisible to them. They won’t be given any option to engage with you that could lead them to receiving error message.
When You Block A Person On Instagram, Does That Mean You’ve Un-Followed Them?
When you block someone you have automatically un-follow them and it’s both ways. So when you unblock them, you have to follow them again and they’ll have to do the same.
What About Followers, Can You See The People You’ve Blocked On Your Profile?
That’s not visible to followers on who you’ve blocked; it’s only accessible to you.
Can You Find Out Whether A User Has Blocked Your Or Not On Instagram?
As mentioned earlier the people you blocked won’t be notified, you’ll just become invisible to them. In order to figure out whether someone has blocked you or not, you just need to visit their profile and see if you can view their content, if not chances are they’ve blocked you. Another way also is to check your previous chat, if it’s not available, then definitely it’s a clear sign they’ve blocked you.
And finally you can access their profile through a different instagram account to see if all information is now available. If you can’t still access through a different account, it means, they’ve set their account private or they have deactivated their account, because deactivated accounts are also hidden, no single activity can be done on such account. You have to wait until they reactivated their account, or sometimes the account is disabled. Disabled accounts also cannot be engaged with, you have to wait for the user to restore their account.
So far we’ve shared the consequences of blocking someone on instagram, now we’ll jump in to show you how to unblock someone you want to reconnect with on instagram by following a few simple steps.
How To Unblock Someone On Instagram App
This is the fast and most effective way to block someone on instagram, that’s using the instagram app to sign into your instagram account, and here are the steps to follow;
Head over to your profile
After opening the app and you’re logged in, you want to land on your profile page.
Tap menu option
You need to tap the button at the upper right corner which is shown as three horizontal lines.
In the dropdown menu the settings option will be available and you need to tap on it.
Choose blocked accounts
After tapping the settings option you then see the option “blocked accounts”, tap on it, it’s the second option in the list that shows up.
Chose account to unblock
After that you’ll be able to see all accounts you’ve blocked and you can select on the ones you want to unblock.
Any user you click on, you’ll be directed to their profile and you’ll see the option that says “unblock”, when you tap on that you’ve unblocked that person.
As we’ve mentioned earlier all the people you blocked on instagram have been un-followed automatically, so after unblocking them the next thing you want to do is follow them back again if you want their activities to be shown on your feed. You should also request them to do so in order to receive updates from their feed.
After unblocking the user you’ll still see a message telling you that you can always unblock them again if you want, so you just click on dismiss and move on. If there are multiple users you want to unblock you need to follow the same process as you did for the first one.
Now that you’ve unblock the users you’ll be able to view the option “Follow”. And one thing to note is that if they still maintain a private account you can’t view their content at the moment until you follow them and sometimes it’s subject to their approval.
This is it on how to unblock someone on the instagram app, now we’ll move on how to unblock someone instagram using desktop or pc
How To Unblock Someone On Instagram Using Desktop Or Pc
When you using your computer you know that instagram options and interface are not the same as when using the app, that’s why we decided to share with users how to unblock using pc.
Desktop version doesn’t list down users you’ve blocked from the settings option, you have to search by their name, if you have lost or forgot the name you wish to unblock you’ll have to find a way to recover it.
And the bad news here is that sometime you won’t be able to find a user you’ve blocked or has blocked you in the search results. So you can see it’s just a matter of luck to unblock someone using a desktop. If you want to enjoy full features of instagram you have to use the app, it provides the best user experience.
If you couldn’t find them using name, you should find them through other profiles, find posts they’ve comment or added a picture and you’ll be able to view their profile and once you land on their profile you can see the option to “unblock” just like you did on the instagram app.
A pop up window will also disappear letting you know that you can block again if you want, click on dismiss and that’s it, they can access all your content provided your account isn’t set private, deactivated or disabled. That’s it, you’ve unblock the user in your account.
Will They Be Notified When You Unblock User On Instagram?
Just like when you block them as mentioned earlier, they will not be notified, they now have access to all your content and all your chat conversations will be back, including the ones sent after you’ve blocked them. All data that’s connected to the two accounts is now back such as likes comments and more.
That’s the end of the article, whenever you’ve blocked someone you now know how to unblock them with ease. Thanks for reading and let us know what you think in the comments.