The internet is quite a strange place if you think about it. Depending on how one chooses to employ its features, it can help anyone either hide from the world or go viral. However, if you take will out of the equation, the internet does make you quite vulnerable by default as well. Think about every site and app where you enter your phone number, name, email address, age, address, and other sensitive information. Sure, it should be relatively safe since it is all confidential, but can we depend on what should or should not be?
Suppose someone with strong willpower and an intention to hurt you can hypothetically get all that personal data. In contrast, if you were to live like a farmer in the 1800s, there’s literally no way such a thing would even be a distant possibility.
Now, we aren’t asking you to live like that; not only is it impossible to do so in today’s world, but it’ll also suck the joy out of your life. This is an attempt to spread awareness about the internet’s endless dangers and the effectiveness of being a bit reluctant where sensitive information is concerned.
While you can’t do much to control what shopping apps and delivery services do with your data, you should control your social media accounts. Be mindful to never share your address, locality, or even your exact age online. Although rare, in the wrong hands, it can do unprecedented but long-lasting damage to your life.
Another important point to follow for maximized safety is to avoid talking to strangers online, especially those you can’t find much about. It’s quite common for people to create fake accounts and message those they think are easy to exploit or manipulate.
And if you do ever find someone like this, your best course of action is to immediately block them and report their account.
Today’s blog will discuss whether someone who blocked you on Instagram still sees your story.
Can Someone Who Blocked Me See My Instagram Story?
If you’re a regular Instagram user, you must’ve known about the blocking feature for some time now. If someone blocks you on Instagram, they cannot see your story anymore. In fact, your whole profile will disappear from their view.
So, if you’re worried about one of your friends who have temporarily blocked you popping up and seeing your story, rest assured. Not only will such a thing be unjustifiable, but it also makes no sense that someone who has blocked you wants to see your story.
Instagram is even more strict in this regard. Not only will that person not be able to see your story, but you’ll practically be invisible to them on the platform. The only place they’ll be able to see you is their Blocked accounts list, and even then, they’ll only see your username until they unblock you.
So, Instagram hasn’t left any loopholes that might let any user raise fingers on its privacy. Even if you’re the one who got blocked, you have just as much of a right not to want such people to see your activity.
Now, let’s move on to how you can block someone if you ever land in a situation where you have to.
Here’s how to block someone on Instagram
Step 1: Open Instagram and go to the Explore tab.
Step 2: Tap on the Instagram search bar at the top and enter the username of the user you wish to block.
Step 3: Select their account from the results and visit their profile. Tap the three dots icon at the top right.
Step 4: On the next pop-up menu, tap on Block.
Now, you can choose if you only wish to block this account or any other accounts they have or create. Make your choice, and you’re all good to go.
Now, don’t have to worry about them in any way, even through newer accounts.
What if you don’t wish to block someone or be blocked by them but just want them not to be able to see your story? Don’t you worry; that can be easily arranged.
Here’s how to hide your story from a user on Instagram
The process is simple; it’s similar to the one we discussed just now. You only need to follow steps 1 through 3 from the last section.
Step 4: Instead of tapping on Block, select Hide your story.
Your story won’t be shown to them from here onwards.
As our blog has now ended, we’ll quickly recap all we’ve talked about so far.
Instagram takes your privacy very seriously, even if you’re the one who’s been painted in a bad light. For example, if someone has blocked you on Instagram, they can no longer see your Instagram story.
Moreover, they also cannot see any of your profile information unless they go to their Blocked Accounts section and unblock you immediately.
We’ve also discussed blocking a user on Instagram or hiding your Instagram story from them. If our blog has helped you, don’t forget to tell us about it in the comments!