How to unblock people on Instagram? This post from MiniTool explains how to unblock someone on the Instagram app from settings and their profiles as well as the desktop site.

If you’ve blocked someone on Instagram, you just prevent them from seeing your posts and stories, sending you private messages, searching and flowing you.

When you unblocked them, these restrictions will be lifted. How to unblock someone on Instagram? Check the instructions below.

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How to Unlock Someone on Instagram

You can easily unblock people on the Instagram app and website from a computer.

On Instagram App

From the Instagram app for Android and iOS, you can unblock accounts from their profiles and Settings.

To unblock someone on Instagram from their profiles:

Step 1. Open the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2. Find the blocked user by searching for the username. Tap the username to go to the profile.

Step 3. Click the blue Unblock button and select Unblock again in the pop-up to confirm.

To unblock someone on Instagram from Settings:

Step 1. Open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone.

Step 2. Tap your profile icon to go to your Instagram profile.

Step 3. Click the three lines in the top right corner and select Settings from the pop-up menu.

Step 4. On the Settings page, choose Privacy. Next, tap Blocked Accounts in the Connections section.

Then, you’ll see a list of your blocked accounts.

Step 5. To unblock an account, tap the blue Unblock button next to the right of the name. Then, tap Unblock again to confirm.

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On Instagram Desktop Website

Also, it’s simple and easy to unblock someone on the Instagram website from a computer.

Step 1. Go to Instagram.com from your browser.

Step 2. Enter the name of the desired blocked user in the Search box, and then you’ll see many similar accounts. Choose and click the desired blocked account to open the profile.

Step 3. Then, you’ll see a blue Unblock button next to the username.

Step 4. Tap the blue Unblock button and select Unblock again to unblock this account.

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What Happens When You Unblock Someone on Instagram

After you unblock someone on Instagram, they will be able to view your posts and stories, search and follow you, and send you private messages. Instagram won’t let them know when you unblock or block them.

When you block someone on Instagram, their likes and comments will be removed from your photos and videos. However, previous likes and comments can’t be restored after you unblock them.

How to See Blocked Accounts on Instagram

From the Instagram app for Android and iOS, you can quickly see the list of your blocked accounts.

Go to your profile, click the three lines, select Settings, and tap choose Privacy > Blocked Accounts.

Blocking/Unblocking Accounts on Instagram FAQ

Here’re some frequently asked questions about blocking or unblocking accounts on Instagram.

#1. Why can't you unblock someone on Instagram?

There’re many possible reasons. The most likely reasons are that they’ve blocked you or they’ve deleted their Instagram accounts. If so, you won’t be able to see their profiles.

#2. How to know if someone blocked you on Instagram?

Just search for the account in your Instagram app. If it’s a private account and you can’t find it, you may have been blocked. If it’s public and you can’t see the profile picture, post count, follower count, and “No Posts Yet” in the post display area, it’s sorry that you’ve been blocked.

#3. Does Instagram send a notification when you unblock someone?

No, Instagram won’t let users know when you unblock or block them.

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Conclusion

If you no longer want to block someone on Instagram, follow the above steps to unblock them.

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