How Do I Block a User on Instagram?

If you want to limit the contact a person can have with you on Instagram, you can choose to block their account. There are three ways to block someone's account on Instagram. Here is a description of what happens after you block someone, and a step-by-step guide to blocking someone on Instagram through settings, through Direct and through their Instagram profile.

If you want to block someone on Instagram, you can either block their account or block their current account plus any new accounts they may have or create in the future.

This is what happens after you block someone:

Likes and Comments: The user's likes and comments on any media you've posted will be removed, and won't be restored should you decide to unblock them. They will still be able to see your likes and comments on accounts that are public or that they follow.

Mentions and Tags: They won't be able to tag you or mention your username. If you change your username after you block them, they won't be able to tag you or mention your username unless they know what your new username is.

Direct: You won't be able to message them but your thread will will be in your direct inbox. If the person you blocked is in a group message that you're a part of, you'll see a message asking if you want to stay in the group. If you decide to stay in the group, you'll be able to see the messages sent from the person you blocked.

You won't receive any messages they try to send you in Direct, and if you create a room, they won't be able to join if they're signed into their account.

How To Block Someone on Instagram

There are a few ways you can block someone on Instagram: through settings, through Direct or though their profile.

Block Someone Through Settings

Step 1: Tap the profile icon or your profile picture in the bottom right corner of the screen to go to your profile.

Step 2: Tap the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the screen, and tap Settings.

Step 3: Tap Privacy, and then Blocked Accounts.

Step 4: In the top right corner of the screen, tap + and search for the person you want to block. Finally, tap Block beside their name.

Block Someone Through Direct

Step 1: While on your feed, click the Direct button at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the chat with the person you want to block.

Step 3: Tap the person's name found at the top of the chat.

Step 4: Tap Block, and tap again to confirm.

Block Someone Through Their Profile

Step 1: Go to the profile of the person you want to block.

Step 2: Tap the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Tap Block. You can choose whether to block only this account, or this account plus any new accounts they may create. Click the circle next to the option you want to select, and tap Block to confirm.

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