How To Unblock Someone On Instagram

Have you accidentally blocked a friend, relative, or colleague that you don’t want to be blocked from your profile? Don’t worry – it happens sometimes.

In this article, we will go through how to easily unblock someone on Instagram so they can reaccess your profile.

Whether you suddenly started receiving messages from them after having blocked them for quite some time or just accidentally hit the block button while testing out some features – sorting out the situation doesn’t need to take up all your energy.

P.s. This guide works for iPhone and Android devices; however, only the first option mentioned here works on a PC/Desktop. If you need to unblock multiple people quickly, it’s best to grab your smartphone.

How To Unblock A Specific Instagram Account

If you already have a specific account in mind that you want to unblock, the easiest option is to unblock them directly from their profile.

Here is how to unblock someone on Instagram (when you know who you’re looking for).

Step 1: Open Instagram

The first thing you need to do is open up the Instagram app on your device.

Instagram App Icon

Step 2: Search For The User To Unblock

Now select the search icon at the bottom of the screen. It resembles a magnifying glass.

Select The Search Icon At The Bottom

Type in the username or the account name of the profile you want to unblock in the search bar.

Type In The Username Or Name Of The Account You Are Looking For

Step 3: Select The Profile

From the options, select the correct profile that you want to unblock.

Select The Instagram Profile From The List

Step 4: Unblock The Instagram Account

Lastly, tap the “Unblock” button beneath the profile picture to unblock the account.

Select The Unblock Button To Unblock The User

How To Find All The Accounts You’ve Blocked

If you need to unblock an account (or multiple accounts) and you don’t want to search for the users, you can find all of the Instagram accounts you’ve blocked in one convenient place.

This is how to find all the accounts you’ve blocked on Instagram and how to unblock them.

Step 1: Open Instagram

The first thing you need to do is open up the Instagram app on your device.

Instagram App Icon

Step 2: Go To Your Profile

From your home screen, you tap on your picture in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Select Your Instagram Profile Icon In The Bottom Right Corner

Step 3: Tap On The Three Dots Icon

Next, you tap on the three dots icon (hamburger menu) in the top right corner of the screen.

Select The Hamburger Menu In The Top Right Corner

Step 4: Select Settings

You’ll get a list of options; here, tap “Settings.”

Select The Settings Option From The Menu

Step 5: Tap On Privacy

After that, select “Privacy.”

Select The Privacy Option From The Settings Menu

Step 6: Select Blocked Accounts

In the Connections section, select “Blocked accounts.”

Select Blocked Accounts

Step 7: Tap Unblock

Here you will see all of the accounts you have blocked on Instagram. If you want to unblock someone, tap on the “Unblock” button to the right of their profile name.

In The Blocked Accounts Area You Can See All Of The Accounts You Have Blocked And Unblock Them

And that is it. If you ever need to unblock someone on Instagram for whatever reason, follow these steps.

And remember, if you need more privacy, you can always just restrict them, so you have that extra piece of mind without the worry that they see you’ve blocked them.


Why Can’t I Unblock Someone On Instagram?

The person has either blocked you back, which means you cannot see their account anymore. Or they could have deleted their Instagram account. You may also have internet connectivity issues preventing you from making changes.

Can Someone See If I Unblock Them?

If you unblock someone, they will not get a notification, but if they search for your profile, they will be able to find you once again. There will be no special notification or message; your profile will appear like all other Instagram profiles.

How Do I Find Someone I Unblocked On Instagram?

If you have unblocked someone on Instagram, you can find them again by searching for them using the explore tab and the search bar. You can find them the same way as you would a regular account.

David Woutersen

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David Woutersen

David is the founder of and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online; for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.

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