In today's post we tell you What happens when you block someone on Instagram? In recent years, Instagram aka Insta has taken the world by storm, and now most people love it. From rekindling old friendships to tolerating someone sending spam to your timeline, everything happens on a daily basis. But when you do too much, Instagram will allow you to take the hardest steps.
Well, you can take the help of the blocking option. One can be curious about what what happens when you block someone on Instagram. In simple words, the blocked profile will not be able to see your posts and stories. But is that? What happens with everything else, like comments, I like, messages, biography and other things?
Do not worry We will respond to all inquiries of this type in this publication, where we will help you understand what happens when you block someone on Instagram.
Table of Contents
- 1 IS YOUR PROFILE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SEARCH?
- 2 BLOCKED PERSON CAN SEE YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE AND ITS FOLLOWERS
- 3 CAN THE BLOCKED PERSON SEE CHANGES IN THE PROFILE PHOTO AND IN THE BIOGRAPHY?
- 3.1 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOCK SOMEONE IN INSTAGRAM TO TASTES AND COMMENTS
- 3.2 CAN THE PERSON BLOCKED MENTION OR LABEL
- 3.3 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOCK SOMEONE IN THE MESSAGES OF INSTAGRAM (DM)
- 3.4 YOU CAN SEE OLD MESSAGES
- 3.5 CAN YOU RECEIVE MESSAGE FROM A BLOCKED PERSON?
- 3.6 BLOCKED PERSON CAN SEE THE STATE ONLINE
- 3.7 WHAT HAPPENS WITH GROUP MESSAGES
- 3.8 IS THE BLOCKING IN DIFFERENT INSTAGRAM HISTORY?
- 3.9 BLOCK IN INSTAGRAM ALSO BLOCKS THE PERSON IN FACEBOOK?
- 3.10 WHEN YOU BLOCK SOMEONE TO NOT COMMENT, CAN YOU SEE YOUR PUBLICATIONS?
- 3.11 Does INSTAGRAM NOTIFY PEOPLE WHEN THE BLOCKS?
- 3.12 IF YOU BLOCK SOMEONE FROM INSTAGRAM, DO YOU STOP FOLLOWING THE PERSON?
- 3.13 DO YOUR FOLLOWERS KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BLOCKED SOMEONE?
- 3.14 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE IS PUBLIC
- 4 HOW DO YOU KNOW IF SOMEONE BLOCKED YOU IN INSTAGRAM?
IS YOUR PROFILE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SEARCH?
Not really. At some point due to a cache issue, the blocked person or you could view each other's profile through search, but that will stop after a few days.
BLOCKED PERSON CAN SEE YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE AND ITS FOLLOWERS
Yes. The blocked person can see your profile, but not any of your posts, stories or highlights on your profile. You may be wondering how. Well sometimes through search results and mostly from previous comments, tags or group posts.
Since Instagram doesn't remove previous comments, tapping on them will take the blocked person to your profile. They will be able to see your profile picture, bio, photo count and number of followers / followers. To reiterate, they won't see your posts or stories. The area will appear blank as shown below.
The same applies to your side as well. You can also visit the profile of the blocked person, but you will not be able to see any interesting information such as posts or stories.
CAN THE BLOCKED PERSON SEE CHANGES IN THE PROFILE PHOTO AND IN THE BIOGRAPHY?
Yes. If they can access your profile from previous comments or messages or even through a username, they will be able to see it, whether you have a public or private profile. This is because both the profile picture and the bio are visible to everyone, even if you have a private profile. Speaking of bio, check out some of the cool tips and tricks.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOCK SOMEONE IN INSTAGRAM TO TASTES AND COMMENTS
Blocking does not remove old comments or likes of the other's profile, as Instagram also mentions. That is, the blocked person will be able to see your previous comments on her profile and, similarly, will be able to see her comments on her profile. However, likes disappear from each other's view until you unblock them.
Since you can not see the profile of the other, you can not comment / like on old or new images during the blocking period.
When it comes to likes and comments made on other profiles, I couldn't see them for either the person who blocked me or who I blocked. But Instagram says otherwise and I quote: "People you block can see your likes and comments on posts shared by public accounts or those they follow."
CAN THE PERSON BLOCKED MENTION OR LABEL
Surprisingly, the blocked person can mention or tag you using your username anywhere on Instagram. However, Instagram will not notify you. But if you change your username, you can not mention it since you do not have your new username. In the same way, you can also tag the blocked person (for any reason), but the mention will not appear in your Activity.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOCK SOMEONE IN THE MESSAGES OF INSTAGRAM (DM)
You may have noticed that the blocking option is also available in Direct messages. However, unlike Facebook, where blocking in Messenger is different from Facebook, here is the same blocking function that would block the entire profile and not just messages.
YOU CAN SEE OLD MESSAGES
No. Blocking a person hides their personal chat sequences from each other in DMs. That is, the thread will disappear and you will not be able to see the messages (until you unlock them).
CAN YOU RECEIVE MESSAGE FROM A BLOCKED PERSON?
Yes and no. While the old chat thread disappears from the other's profile, as mentioned above, you can use the Send Message option available in the profile to view past messages and even send new messages.
To do so, open the profile of the person who blocked you using previous tags or comments, and then tap the three-dot icon at the top. From the menu, select Send message.
However, it is useless to do that. That's because Instagram will not notify the other person about incoming messages. But, when you unblock the person, the messages will appear in the chat thread.
BLOCKED PERSON CAN SEE THE STATE ONLINE
Last year, Instagram launched the latest Deadly Active Status feature in Direct Messages. When you block someone, they will be deprived of it and so would you if it was enabled.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH GROUP MESSAGES
If you and the blocked person are members of the same chat group, the block will not remove you or remove you from the group. You will still be able to send and receive messages.
However, you will not see the new messages of everyone in the group, unlike the block in WhatsApp where group messages are not affected. You can still see the previous messages between them and that gives you another way to access the profile. The hidden messages will reappear when you unblock the person.
IS THE BLOCKING IN DIFFERENT INSTAGRAM HISTORY?
Well, you can't block someone on Instagram story. You can only mute or hide stories. Muting a story will hide the other person's story from your profile and with the hide option, you can restrict your story from your view.
BLOCK IN INSTAGRAM ALSO BLOCKS THE PERSON IN FACEBOOK?
No. If your Instagram account is linked to Facebook (FB), blocking a person on Instagram will have no impact on your relationship with them on Facebook .
WHEN YOU BLOCK SOMEONE TO NOT COMMENT, CAN YOU SEE YOUR PUBLICATIONS?
Yes. Preventing someone from commenting on your posts will not prevent them from accessing your new or old posts, stories, and messages. Your old comments will stick too.
In case you don't know how to stop someone from commenting on your posts, go to Instagram Settings> Privacy & Security> Comment Controls. Under Block comments from, add the people you don't want to comment on on your posts.
Does INSTAGRAM NOTIFY PEOPLE WHEN THE BLOCKS?
No Instagram does not send a notification of any kind to the blocked person.
IF YOU BLOCK SOMEONE FROM INSTAGRAM, DO YOU STOP FOLLOWING THE PERSON?
Yes. Blocking a person will automatically prevent you from following them. It will also remove them from your followers . In case you unlock them later, the two will have to follow each other again.
DO YOUR FOLLOWERS KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BLOCKED SOMEONE?
Not only you and the blocked person will keep this deep and dark secret unless they tell someone.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE IS PUBLIC
All the above things are still true. The only difference is that the blocked person can create a new Instagram account or use someone else's profile to see your posts and stories as public.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF SOMEONE BLOCKED YOU IN INSTAGRAM?
There are many ways to identify that. First, open your profile via tags or comments and see if the profile shows the number of posts without the posts. Second, in case your previous messages have disappeared from your inbox, but your profile still appears in group messages, that could also indicate that you have been blocked. Lastly, the easiest way to know is to check from a different profile (either yours or your friends').
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU UNLOCK SOMEONE IN INSTAGRAM
As mentioned above, blocking someone removes both of them from each other's follower list. So when you unlock them, you will have to follow them again. Now, if it is a public profile, you will be able to see their posts and stories. For a private profile, they will have to accept your request first. You can then start liking and commenting on others' profiles again.
In the case of messages, the message thread with that person will reappear and you can start sending them again. Past and new messages received during the lockout time (if they sent one) will also appear.
In short, the two profiles will act as two normal profiles that do not follow each other.
HOW TO BLOCK OR UNLOCK SOMEONE
To block a profile, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the profile that you want to block.
Step 2: press the three dots icon at the top. From the pop-up menu, select Block.
To unblock a person, repeat the steps mentioned above and hit the Unblock option. Alternatively, if you can't access your profile, go to Instagram Settings> Privacy and Security> Blocked Accounts. Tap on the profile you want to unlock. You will be taken to their profile. Press Unlock.
THINK BEFORE JUMPING
Now you know what what happens when you block someone on Instagram. So think twice before taking that significant step. You should try other methods to avoid contact with them, such as silencing their posts or messages, hiding their stories, restricting their stories to close friends, or deleting them from their followers.