18 Feb 2019

How to block an account on Instagram

Instagram obviously is a remarkable platform where you can share all your thoughts, habits, outfits, adventures, some marvelous moments, simple joyful live pauses or some tech news and an infinite number of other things which are border only with your imagination.

On IG you can also follow your favorite artists, absorbing brands, inspirational strangers, accounts which will keep you up to date with all novelties which are within your interest and also your friends and family.

Often does it happen that you are getting annoyed with someone’s feed and you would like to block them either for some unspecified period of time or permanently. You also may simply do not want some particular person to see your posts, especially if they could be considered inappropriate. Exemplary, when your mom has an IG account, and you would rather hide some party details (that you want to share with your friends) than start some home skirmish. No matter what the reason is and if it some common issue or something known just to you, it is possible to block a contact.
Instagram is not asking what your true motivation is, you can smoothly block the person that you do not want to have the access to your account.

IG founders foresaw such situations and come up with a tool, which enables you to block other accounts. Once you block some account, the user will not be able to see your story feed, posts and also will be incapable to locate your profile.
The advantage is, that there will be no notification, so the blocked user will stay unaware of this action.

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How to block an account on INSTAGRAM?

From the below instruction you will learn how to easily block appropriate IG account through the phone app

  1. At the very beginning, open your Instagram app and go to the profile that you would like to block.  Block IG Account
  2. Once you are on the particular profile tap on more icon, located in the right upper corner and represented by three, black dots.  Block IG Account
  3. As only the menu pop up, select the first icon, named Block Block IG Account
  4. Then, come along with the notification and you are sure that you would like to block this account, pick Block tab.  Block IG Account
  5. Finally, you will be notified that this user has been successfully blocked.
  6. To complete the whole blocking process, tap on Dismiss and enjoy your life without any notifications from this particular account.  Block IG Account

How to block someone on INSTAGRAM?

How to block some particular user on Instagram through the browser?

  1. First of all, go to the online Instagram version and pick the account that you would like to block.
  2. Secondly, tap on more icon, 3 black dots one located nearby nickname and follow icon.
  3. When the window appears, select Block a user.
  4. Then, confirm your decision by selecting Block one more time.
  5. Finally, when the notification shows up, tap on Dismiss.
  6. That’s it!

Be aware that when you block some account, they will still have an option to mention you in their relations or posts by using your nickname, yet it will never appear in your activity stream.

If someday you will change your decision and come up with an idea that it would be nice to have this account back in your IG life, there is also a possibility to unblock this user. Just check out the following tutorial on how to unblock a user on IG and smoothly do it!

By Marta Luber on 18 Feb 2019

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