How to Block People From Seeing Your Instagram Posts
With the increasing popularity of social media platforms like Instagram, it is essential to have control over who can see your content. Instagram provides several features that allow you to block specific users from viewing your posts. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to block people from seeing your Instagram posts and answer some common questions related to this topic.
1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device and log into your account.
2. Go to your profile tapping on the profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
3. Tap on the menu icon at the top right corner (three horizontal lines) to access the settings.
4. From the settings menu, select “Privacy.”
5. In the Privacy settings, tap on “Account Privacy.”
6. Toggle on the “Private Account” option. This will make your account private, meaning only your approved followers can see your posts.
7. Once your account is private, you can individually block specific users from viewing your posts. To do this, go back to your profile and tap on the followers count or “Followers” section.
8. Search for the person you want to block and tap on their profile.
9. Tap on the three dots at the top right corner of their profile.
10. From the options that appear, select “Block.” Confirm your action.
11. The person you have blocked will no longer be able to see your posts, and they will be removed from your followers list.
12. If you change your mind and want to unblock someone, go to your profile, tap on the menu icon, and select “Settings.” In the settings menu, choose “Privacy” and then “Blocked Accounts.” Find the person you want to unblock and tap on “Unblock.”
13. Keep in mind that blocking someone on Instagram will not remove them as a follower if your account is public. It will only prevent them from seeing your posts.
14. Additionally, if you have a public account, blocking someone will not prevent them from viewing your profile, bio, or profile picture. If you want to restrict access to your entire profile, consider making your account private.
1. Can someone still see my posts if I block them on Instagram?
No, blocking someone on Instagram will prevent them from seeing your posts.
2. Can a blocked person still see my profile and bio information?
If your account is public, a blocked person can still see your profile, bio, and profile picture.
3. How do I know if someone has blocked me on Instagram?
You won’t be able to find the profile of the person who has blocked you. Their posts and profile will be invisible to you.
4. Can I block multiple users at once?
No, you have to block users individually.
5. Can I block someone without them knowing?
When you block someone on Instagram, they won’t receive a notification. However, if they search for your profile, it will appear as “No Posts Yet.”
6. Will blocking someone remove them as a follower?
If your account is private, blocking someone will remove them as a follower. If your account is public, they will still be your follower, but they won’t see your posts.
7. Can a blocked person still send me direct messages?
No, once you block someone, they won’t be able to send you direct messages.
8. Can I hide my Instagram posts without making my account private?
No, the only way to hide your posts from specific users is making your account private or blocking them.
9. Can I block someone on Instagram temporarily?
Yes, you can unblock and block someone again whenever you want.
10. Will blocking someone remove their comments and likes from my posts?
No, blocking someone will not remove their previous comments and likes from your posts.
11. Can someone I blocked on Instagram see my Instagram Stories?
No, once you block someone, they won’t be able to see your Instagram Stories.
12. Can a blocked person mention me in their posts or comments?
No, a blocked person cannot mention you in their posts or comments.
13. Can a blocked person still tag me in their posts?
No, a blocked person cannot tag you in their posts.
14. Can I block someone on Instagram if they already blocked me?
No, you cannot block someone who has already blocked you.