How to View Someone’s Instagram Profile If They Blocked You

Like other social networking sites, Instagram value the privacy of its users. The company has added the block feature, giving users the chance to block people. If someone is harassing you or sending threatening messages, you can simply block them on Instagram and they will never be able to see your profile. Someone you have blocked on Instagram cannot see your photos, videos, stories, highlights and anything you post on the platform.

view someone's instagram profile if they blocked you

Similarly, you cannot view the profile of a user who has blocked you on Instagram. In fact, you will not even get their username in the search list.

While there is no built-in tool that could allow you to see the profile of a blocked user, you can use third-party applications to check the profile of a user.

Plus, there are a few easy tricks to view the profile of a person who blocked you.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to view someone’s Instagram profile if they blocked you.

How to View Someone’s Instagram Profile If They Blocked You

1. View it From the Browser

You can check anybody’s Instagram profile through your browser so long as you are not logged into your Instagram account. Just log out from your Instagram account and type the username of the target in the search bar. You can check their Instagram profile even if they have blocked you. However, this method works for only those with a public account.

View Public Instagram Profiles:

  • Open Google Chrome and make sure you are log out from your Instagram account.
  • Type Username of the person in the search bar and hit enter button.
view someone's instagram profile if they blocked you
  • Find the Instagram profile link from the search result page.
view someone's instagram profile if they blocked you
  • OR you can also replace the xyz with the username in the following and it will take you to the profile.
  • That’s it, next you can see someone’s Instagram profile if they blocked you.
view someone's instagram profile if they blocked you

View Private Instagram Profiles:

  • Open the Private Instagram Viewer by iStaunch on your browser.
  • Enter the username of the Instagram profile who blocked you.
  • After that tap on the submit button.
  • It will takes upto 1 minute to unlock the private Instagram profile.
  • That’s it, next you can see the photos, videos, reels, stories and highlights of the private Instagram profile.

2. Ask a Mutual Friend

If it is someone you have been friends with for a long time or a partner you just broke up with, there is a good chance you both may have mutual friends. If the target has a private account and you are unable to see their profile, you could simply ask the mutual friend to send you the photos they have uploaded or stories they are posting on Instagram. To find a list of mutual friends, open the target’s DM. There, you will see their profile with the list of mutual friends.

3. Create a Fake Profile

Okay, so this method is the most popular and common way to check the profile of an Instagram user discreetly. You only need an email or a contact number to create a fake account on Instagram and see their profile. You can do it easily if the account of the user is public. But, if it is private, you can send them a follow request and wait for them to accept your request. Once they accept your request, you will be able to see all their posts and stories.

Alternatively, you can use one of your friends’ Instagram account to follow the target if you don’t want to follow them with a fake profile. Know that the chances of a person accepting a request from a stranger are quite rare. If the person has made their account private, it implies that they want the strangers to see what they are posting.

So, they may simply not accept your request. Studies show people might accept the request from strangers of the same gender. For example, if you are stalking your ex-girlfriend, you could create a female profile on Instagram and send them a request.


So, these were the few ways you can check the profile of the target user on Instagram even if you are blocked. While creating a fake profile seems the easiest method, it may not work for every user. We do not recommend you try that unless you are really desperate to know what the person is posting.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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