Social Media Instagram How to Block Someone On Instagram Take a break from the people that annoy you by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on January 22, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Westend61 / Getty Images Tweet Share Email Instagram is a great platform for sharing photos and keeping up-to-date on the latest trends and fashions, as well as what your family and friends have been posting. You may not want everyone to see your posts, however, especially if they could be considered inappropriate to some. Whatever your reason is, blocking someone on Instagram is fairly easy if you know what you're doing. If you do choose to block someone they will be unable to locate your profile, posts or story. However, they will not be notified that you've blocked them and they can still mention your username in their posts. These mentions will not be displayed in your Activity stream as long as that user is blocked. If you change your mind, follow our tutorial about how to unblock a user on Instagram. How to Block Someone Using the Instagram App The Instagram app makes it easy to block someone. The Instagram app is available for Android, iOS and Windows platforms and can be used to quickly block another IG user by taking the following steps. Open the Instagram app and load the user's profile that you wish to block. This can be done by tapping their username from anywhere within the IG interface.The user's profile page should now be visible. Tap menu, located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and represented by three dots. When the pop-out menu appears, select Block.A warning will appear, asking if you are sure that you want to block this user. Tap Block.A confirmation message will now be displayed, noting that the user has been successfully blocked. Tap Dismiss to complete the process. How to Block Someone Using a Web Browser You can block people through Instagram’s site, too. If you don't have the app available or are running on a platform that doesn't support it, you can still block someone via the Instagram website. Open your browser and navigate to the Instagram website.Access the user's profile that you wish to block. This can be done by clicking on their username from anywhere within the IG interface.The user's profile page should now be displayed. Click on the menu, located to the far right-hand side of the profile name and represented by three horizontally-aligned dots.A pop-up menu should now be visible, overlaying the main Instagram screen. Click on Block this user.A warning will appear, asking if you are sure that you want to block this user. Click Block.A confirmation message will now be displayed, noting that the user has been successfully blocked. Click Dismiss to complete the process.