How to Block Someone From Seeing a Post on Instagram
Instagram is a popular social media platform that allows users to share photos and videos with their followers. However, there may be times when you want to limit certain individuals from accessing your posts. If you find yourself in such a situation, here’s a guide on how to block someone from seeing a post on Instagram.
1. Open the Instagram app: Launch the Instagram app on your mobile device and log in to your account.
2. Navigate to your profile: Tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen to access your profile.
3. Select the post: Choose the post that you want to restrict certain individuals from seeing.
4. Tap on the three-dot menu: On the top right corner of the post, you will find a three-dot menu icon. Tap on it to open the options menu.
5. Choose the “Edit” option: From the options menu, select the “Edit” option.
6. Adjust the post’s privacy settings: Scroll down to find the “Advanced Settings” section. Tap on it to expand the options.
7. Enable the “Hide from” feature: Toggle the switch next to “Hide from” and select the specific individuals you want to block from seeing your post.
8. Save the changes: Once you have selected the desired individuals, tap on the “Done” button to save the changes and block them from viewing your post.
9. Verify the restrictions: To ensure that the post is hidden from the blocked users, log out of your account, or ask a friend to check if they can view the post.
Now, let’s address some common questions regarding blocking someone from seeing a post on Instagram:
Q1. Can I block someone from seeing multiple posts at once?
A1. Unfortunately, Instagram does not provide an option to block someone from viewing multiple posts simultaneously. You will need to follow the steps mentioned above for each individual post.
Q2. Can a blocked user still see my other posts?
A2. No, once you block someone from seeing a post, they will also be restricted from viewing your other posts.
Q3. Can a blocked user still see my Instagram Stories?
A3. Blocking someone from seeing a post does not automatically restrict them from viewing your Instagram Stories. You will need to block them separately.
Q4. Can a blocked user see my comments on other posts?
A4. No, when you block someone from seeing a post, they will also be unable to view your comments on other users’ posts.
Q5. Can a blocked user mention/tag me in their posts?
A5. Yes, a blocked user can still mention/tag you in their posts, but you will not receive any notifications for these mentions.
Q6. What happens if I unblock a user?
A6. If you unblock a user, they will regain access to your posts and be able to view and interact with them.
Q7. Can I restrict someone from seeing my posts without blocking them?
A7. Yes, you can achieve this setting your account to private. Only your approved followers will be able to view your posts.
Q8. Can a blocked user still send me direct messages?
A8. Yes, blocking someone from seeing a post does not prevent them from sending you direct messages.
Q9. Can a blocked user see my Instagram Live videos?
A9. Yes, blocking someone from seeing a post does not restrict them from viewing your Instagram Live videos.
Q10. Can I block someone from seeing my posts on a computer?
A10. Yes, you can block someone from seeing your posts on both the Instagram mobile app and the web version accessed via a computer.
Q11. Can I block someone from seeing my posts if they don’t have an Instagram account?
A11. No, you can only block individuals who have an Instagram account.
Q12. Can a blocked user see my posts through a mutual friend’s account?
A12. No, when you block someone, they will not be able to access your posts, even through a mutual friend’s account.
Q13. Can I block someone from seeing my posts if they follow me?
A13. Yes, you can block someone from seeing your posts even if they are following you.
Q14. Can I block someone from seeing a post after it has already been uploaded?
A14. No, you can only block someone from seeing a post before it is uploaded or during the editing process.
By following these steps and keeping these questions in mind, you can effectively block someone from seeing a post on Instagram, ensuring your privacy and control over your content.