If a username you would like is not available, you should consider selecting an available version for your use on Instagram. We suggest adding numbers, underscores, or abbreviations in order to help you come up with a great available username.
If you would like to contact the user to see if they might be willing to yield their username to you, we would suggest creating an account with an alternate username and leaving a comment on one of their photos or videos. Please be polite and considerate in your comment since this user is under no obligation to change their username.
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