Blocking someone on Instagram is a quick and easy way to remove any access they have to your account. When you block someone they will be removed from your follower/following list and their comments on your posts will also be deleted. They won’t be able to message you or tag you in posts, although their chat thread will remain in your Direct Messages. Here’s how you can block or unblock someone on Instagram.
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How to block someone on Instagram
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and go to the profile you want to block.
Step 2: Tap the ellipses at the top-right corner of the screen and select ‘Block’.
Step 3: You can also choose to block any new accounts that the person may create. From the following pop-up box, select ‘Block’.
The Instagram user will be added to your block list. You can also block someone on Instagram by going to your blocked accounts in Settings and tapping the plus icon at the top right corner of the screen. Select the account from the list of contacts and press ‘block’ next to the profile you want to add to the block list.
How to unblock someone on Instagram
Step 1: Go to your profile and click on the hamburger menu icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Select Settings and go to Privacy.
Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Blocked Accounts’.
Step 4: Tap on the ‘unblock’ option next to the account you want to remove from the block list.
The Instagram user will be removed from your block list.
This is how you can block or unblock someone on Instagram. Instagram also gives you the option to ‘Restrict’ someone. Once you restrict someone, it will limit their access to your account. Restricted accounts can’t see your online status or receive read receipts on messages. The comments they leave on your posts will be visible to only them unless you choose to make them public.