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How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

It can get really frustrating when people spam your pictures’ comments section with obscene remarks or try to take the wrong advantage of the posts you put up on Instagram. It might also be the case that you wouldn’t want someone to know you had an account on Instagram.

Luckily, Instagram has the functionality to block such people and it can be done with great ease.

Also read: How to keep your Instagram account safe from hackers?

How to block someone on Instagram?

Once you block a person on Instagram, they won’t be able to see your posts or stories or find your profile.

Block people on Instagram on your PC

Step 1: Log into your Instagram account and type in the person’s name you want to block in the Search tab.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 2: Go to the person’s profile and select the ‘triple-dot (∙∙∙)’ option.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 3: A list functions will appear. Select the Block this user option.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 4: A confirmation message will pop up that notifies that the person you are about to block will not be able to view your profile, posts or stories. Confirm blocking the person by selecting the Block option.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

The person is now blocked on Instagram.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Block people on Instagram using your Android Phone

Step 1: Search for the person by typing their name in the “Search” tab.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 2: Locate the ‘triple-dot (∙∙∙)’ tab in the upper right corner of the person’s profile page and select it.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 3: Select the Block option.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 4: Confirm blocking the person by selecting the Yes, I’m sure option.

 'triple-dot (∙∙∙)'

Also read: How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Block people on Instagram using your iPhone

Step 1: Search for the person by typing their name in the Search tab.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 2: Go to the person’s profile page and locate the ‘triple-dot (∙∙∙)’ icon on the top right of your screen.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 3: Tapping on it will reveal a drop-down menu. Tap on Block.

How to block someone on Instagram via PC, Android, iOS

Step 4:  Confirm blocking the person by selecting Block.

Also read: Instagram brings two new updates for shoppers on the app


Featured image by Katka Pavlickova 


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