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How to Unblock Instagram Users Easily

Published February 18, 2024

There may have come a time when you had to block somebody on Instagram but maybe you changed your mind. How do you unblock them to see their profile and content again? In this article, we will show you how to unblock Instagram users easily in a few different ways.

Whether you blocked someone accidentally, want to restore a connection you once felt was necessary to sever, or have some other reason, unblocking someone on Instagram can be done quickly.

How to Unblock Instagram Accounts

There are a couple of ways to unblock another account on Instagram:

  • The Blocked Accounts list
  • User Profiles Pages

How to Unblock Instagram Users via the Blocked Accounts List

To unblock an account you currently have blocked through the Blocked Accounts list, take the following steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the bottom-right of the screen
  3. Tap on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the top-right of the screen
  4. Tap on Settings and privacy
  5. Scroll down to the Who can see your content section and tap on Blocked
  6. View the list of accounts you have blocked and select the user you would like to unblock, tapping the Unblock button
  7. Tap Unblock again to confirm

How to Unblock Instagram Users via Profile Pages

To unblock an account that you currently have blocked from someone’s profile page, do the following:

  1. Open the Instagram app
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon in the bottom menu of your feed page
  3. Search for the exact username of the account you wish to unblock
  4. From the user’s profile page, tap the Unblock button
  5. Tap Unblock again to confirm you really want to unblock the account

Unblocking People Who Blocked You

Generally speaking, you need to be able to see someone’s profile page in order to unblock them. What do you do if that other person has blocked you or if they deleted their account? 

You can follow the first method shared earlier to view your Blocked Accounts list and follow the same instructions.

Note: If you want to block the account once more, you will need to head to your Direct Messages and block someone from within the messaging system.


Whatever your reasons may be, you now know how to unblock someone on Instagram in a couple of different ways. Depending on whether only you blocked them or they blocked you as well, you will need to follow different methods to successfully unblock an account.

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Jessica is a writer who specializes in social media, marketing, and digital strategy. She is a graduate of Antioch College and earned her MBA at Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management, specializing in STEM Management. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals and mainstream publications. She lives in New England with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
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