Can a Blocked Person See a Post You’re Tagged In on Instagram Even if Your Profile is Private?

To have a private profile on a platform where being more open, more public is encouraged at every nook and cranny is not easy. As you could have guessed, there are different rules applied to the functioning of both these kinds of profile, as is natural. For someone who is new to the platform, some of these differences might not be as obvious as they are to others. If you’re one of them, and have found your very first reason to block someone here, we’re completely with you.

can a blocked person see a post you're tagged in on instagram even if your profile is private

In this blog, we’ll introduce you to the effects of blocking someone, alongside clarifying the doubt you’ve come to us with. Let’s get started!

Can a Blocked Person See a Post You’re Tagged In on Instagram Even if Your Profile is Private?

Let’s get to giving you what you came here seeking without further ado. You want to know if someone you have blocked can see an Instagram post that you’re tagged in or not, right? Well, the straightforward answer is yes, they will.

Let us break it all down for you:

While blocking is indeed a sureshot way of cutting all ties with another user, the feature does have its own limitations as well. These limitations are not often talked about because they seldom come into play.

If you block a creepy stranger, there’d be no issues moving forward because you two have nothing in common. On the other hand, if it’s a classmate from college you go on bad terms with, the process can be pretty messy, both offline and online. There’d be many mutually-linked people who’d need to know what happened.

Mutual followers are those who create problem on social media as well. Yes, you blocked this person on Instagram, but you can’t expect your friends to do the same.

So, if one of the gals decide to post a picture with you, and this guy is still following her, he’d be able to see it as well. They might not see your profile being tagged, but the picture will certainly be open to them.

Now, let’s discuss why you having a private or public profile means nothing in this situation:

First and foremost, the rules of blocking apply the same way on Instagram, regardless of whether the decision-maker is a private or public account-owner.

Secondly, you have to remember that while you might be tagged in this post, it belongs to a different user. And since it’s their property, the decision of who sees it belongs to them as well. This is why any restriction applied to them by you becomes pointless in cases like these.

We hope to have clarified the idea well enough for you.

Can a blocked person tag you in their posts?

Now that we’ve given you the clarity about your first concern, would you like to explore the answer to another question our Snapchat-using readers come to us with?

Is it possible for someone you blocked to tag you on Instagram? No, it isn’t. Instagram restricts it, which is why even if they happen to type your username next to an @, it will still not convert into an active tag. Neither will it leave you a notification, nor will others be able to see it on the post.

Isn’t that just genius? Well, that’s just one of the reasons the platform receives so much love from its users. If you’re not familiar with all the restrictions associated with blocking someone, keep reading to familiarize yourself now!

Other restrictions that someone you blocked will face on Instagram

Did you know that in addition to not being able to tag you in their posts or reels, anyone you’ve blocked will also be restricted from mentioning you in their stories or comments? That’s right.

They’ll also be unable to look up your profile and its contents, call you, DM you, or share a post with you. Your profile will simultaneously be invisible to them as well, as long as they keep you blocked.

Even when – and if – they choose to unblock you in the future, you won’t automatically land back into their Following & Followers list magically. You’ll need to follow them – or send a request in case they have a private account.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about blocking someone on Instagram. You can find the details of the process here.

Wrapping it up

As we come to an end of our blog, let’s quickly revisit every new concept we’ve explored together above.

Our focus of discussion today revolved around blocking on Instagram, and the scope of its limitation. We learned in depth about how rules of blocking had limited impact on the content uploaded by mutual contacts, which is why someone you blocked can see you in a post made by a mutual follower.

Towards the bottom, we also looked briefly at other major changes brought about by blocking someone on the platform. If you have more questions, hit us up in the comments below!

Also Read:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.