Sometimes we have to take drastic measures on Instagram and block our followers. In this article, we’ll tell you how to unblock someone on Instagram when it’s time to let them back into your account.
People block followers for many reasons. Perhaps they were spamming your account, or maybe you wanted to hide some of your content from your over-protective family.
On the other hand, maybe you blocked some friends because you were planning something special for them that they couldn’t see yet. Maybe you even blocked an ex so it was easier to get over them!
Whatever the reason is, it’s important to know how to unblock someone in case you ever want to let them back into your Instagram account.
Unblock Someone On Instagram
We’ll take you through the easy steps to unblocking someone on Instagram.
- Open Instagram.
- Go to your account.
- Click the three lines in the top right corner.
- Next, click settings.
- From there, choose “Privacy”.
- Click “Blocked Accounts”. You’ll see the list of people you’ve blocked previously.
- Choose the account you want to unblock.
- Click the blue box that says “Unblock”.
- If you want to unblock them, choose “Unblock” again when Instagram prompts you.
- Now, they’ll be unblocked!
It’s super easy to unblock someone on Instagram. Of course, if you want to change your mind, you can just revisit their page and block them again, but hopefully, that won’t be necessary!
It’s super helpful that there’s a list of people you blocked hidden amongst your profile because otherwise you probably wouldn’t remember who they were.
What Happens Next?
Now that you’ve unblocked someone, they’ll have to follow you again. It might be kind of awkward if they’ve previously searched your name in the past because your account would have just not existed to them.
Now you’ve unblocked them, you’ll suddenly resurface! If you follow them, they’ll be notified and be able to see your account again. Of course, they can now follow you back if they wish.
If it is awkward, maybe you can convince them it was an Instagram glitch. Perhaps? Hopefully? We’ll see.
Now that you know how to unblock someone on Instagram, it’s easier to let that long list of people you’ve blocked back onto your account someday.