You must’ve often heard in old movies how “you can’t simply cut someone out of your life like that.” Well, those were certainly the old times because in this age of social media, the control of who gets to be in your life and who doesn’t lies with no one else but you. And that kind of freedom can have both positive and negative consequences, depending on how a user intends to use it. For instance, take the blocking feature on Instagram.
If you’re going through a bad phase in life and a friend ends up asking questions you weren’t ready to answer, it might seem like a reason good enough to block them. But will it still seem like a good idea for a couple of months when you’re in a better place? Perhaps not.
That’s what we’re going to discuss in today’s blog. Stay tuned till the end to learn all about it.
Can You See the Date You Blocked Someone on Instagram?
Without further ado, let’s get straight to answering the query that has brought you to us. You want to know if it’s possible to check the date on which you blocked someone on Instagram, right?
The straightforward answer to your query is: NO. Instagram doesn’t display the blocking date next to every user you’ve ever blocked on the platform. Wondering why? Well, neither Instagram nor we have a definite answer for it.
All we can say is that perhaps the query wasn’t that wide-spoken on the platform before, which is probably why the platform didn’t see the necessity of adding dates to the blocking actions performed here.
Now that the query has been raised by our readers, we’ve communicated them to the Instagram Support Team. We’re hoping that they take our advice into consideration and make relevant changes to the platform.
But does that mean we have no other solution to offer you? Well, that’s not true. While Instagram won’t give you the dates directly, there are several workarounds that can give you a clearer idea of it.
Ready to check them out? Let’s get started!
Method 1: Checking the order of your blocklist
Here’s the first clue for you:
While Instagram will not give you a date for when you blocked someone on Instagram, there is still a pattern to how your blocklist is arranged.
Your blocklist on Instagram is arranged in reverse-chronological order. Here, the oldest blocked entries are placed at the bottom of this list, while the most recent blocked entries are mentioned on top.
So, if you want to narrow down the time (week or month) around which you blocked a certain someone, looking at the names below and/or above it helps with it.
Even if your memories of blocking those people are hazy, it’ll still tell you whether your action was recent or relatively older. That ought to help you a bit. Keep reading below to figure out where you can find this list on Instagram (we’ll talk about them in the next section).