Blocking People

Please note that by default, anyone can view your photos and videos. If you'd like to make sure only your followers see your posts, turn on private posts. Once you turn on private posts, anyone who wants to see your photos or videos will have to send you a follower request, which you can then approve or deny.

You can block someone using the Instagram app on your phone or tablet, but not on the web.

When you block someone, they can't see your profile or posts. People aren't notified when you block them. To block or unblock someone:

  1. Tap their username to open their profile
  2. Tap (iPhone/iPad), (Android) or (Windows)
  3. Tap Block User

To unblock someone, follow steps 1-2 above and then tap Unblock User.

If you can't find the person you want to block or unblock, they may have deleted their account or their profile may be unavailable to you.

Learn more about blocking people.

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You can report abusive posts that are sent to you by tapping (iPhone and Windows Phone) at the bottom right of a post or(Android) at the top right of a post and then choosing Report Inappropriate.

If you don't want to see posts that someone sends you, tap (iPhone and Windows Phone) or (Android) on a post they've sent you and choose Ignore posts from this user. You can also block that person or report their profile.

Note: A person won't be notified if you choose to ignore posts they send to you.

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When you block someone, that person can't view your photos/videos or search for your Instagram profile. People aren't notified when you block them.

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Yes, someone you blocked can mention your username on Instagram and this mention will appear in your Activity. If you block someone and then change your username, it'll prevent them from being able to mention you.

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After you block someone, their likes and comments will not be removed from your photos and videos. You can delete their comments from your posts.

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People that you block can still see your likes and comments on photos or videos posted by people that they follow or people that are public.

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