How to View a Blocked Instagram Account?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to View a Blocked Instagram Account?

There are two answers attached to this question, depending on what you want to do.

Do you want to see the profile of someone you’ve blocked on Instagram or do you want to see a list of the accounts you blocked?

To see the list of accounts you blocked on Instagram, you’ll need to:

  1. Open your profile page
  2. Tap the Menu icon
  3. Select “Settings
  4. Go to “Privacy
  5. Go to “Blocked accounts

But if you want to access the account of someone who has blocked you on Instagram, there are only two ways you can do that reliably:

  1. Create another account
  2. View the other account from a friend’s Instagram account

Any other solutions like using a web viewer tool or opening Instagram in a private browsing window “do not work“.

Below, you’ll find detailed guides (helpful pictures, too) for both of these issues, so keep reading for additional help!

Viewing Your “Blocked Accounts” List on Instagram

Accessing the list of “Blocked Accounts” on Instagram is easy, trust me. Just follow the steps below, and you won’t have any problems:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Instagram homepage showing your profile picture in the bottom-right corner highlighted in red

Start by opening Instagram and go to your profile page in the bottom-right corner of the app. Tap on the profile icon and keep reading to see what’s next.

2. Tap the Menu icon

Instagram profile page where the Menu icon is highlighted in red

Once you tap on the profile picture, you’ll be forcefully taken to your profile page, where you’ll see different stats about your profile (posts, followers, following, etc).

Next, you need to select the three-line icon in the top-right corner of the profile to open a menu. See below!

3. Select “Settings

Instagram profile page showing a menu at the bottom where the "Settings" option is highlighted

Tapping on the three-line icon will open a menu in the lower portion of the screen. Among the options is the “Settings” option (first on the list – check the screenshot).

Tap it and see what’s next…

4. Go to “Privacy

Instagram settings page showing the "Privacy" option highlighted in red

After opening the Instagram settings, find the “Privacy” option and select it. That’s where you’ll find the list of accounts you blocked over time.


5. Go to “Blocked Accounts

Instagram "Privacy" page where the "Blocked accounts" option is highlighted in red

On the “Privacy” page, you should find the “Blocked accounts” option under the “Connections” heading (see screenshot above).

Select it, and you’ll be taken to a list of all the accounts you’ve blocked on the app. That wasn’t so hard, was it?

But what if you want to view the account of someone who has blocked “you” on Instagram? See below!

Viewing the Profile of Someone Who Blocked You

As I said, there are two ways to do this:

  • Create a new Instagram account and go to that person’s Instagram profile page
  • View their account from a mutual friend’s account

There’s no other way to do it, unfortunately. That’s because Instagram takes people’s privacy seriously, and anything you’d try would be against their Terms of Service.

Creating a new Instagram account is easy, though (check this guide for help).

As for asking a mutual friend to show you that account that blocked you on Instagram, this should be even easier.

If you have no mutual friends, then I’m afraid there’s nothing you can do. Wait for the other person to unblock you or find them on other social media channels and ask them to unblock you.

Let me know in the comments below if you have other ways of viewing blocked accounts on Instagram! Until then, stay tuned for other articles about Instagram.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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