Social Media Instagram How to Block Someone on Instagram Take a break from an annoying friend or account 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 September 11, 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? Make Your Instagram Account Private See Who Saved Your Instagram Posts Download Everything IG Knows About You Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts Hiding Photos Rather Than Deleting Them How to View Private Instagram Accounts What Is the Instagram Virus? Top Instagram Scams The Instagram Money Scam Engaging Users on Instagram Start an Instagram Live Video How to Sell on Instagram Use an Instagram Creator Account Make Money as an Instagram Influencer How to Get More Likes Things You Should Definitely Do Get on the Instagram Explore Page The Best Instagram Apps to Boost Engagement How to Make a Poll Instagram Extras: Captions & More Steal These: The Best Instagram Captions Discover the Best Instagram Filters Have Fun With Instagram Hashtags Use Emoji Hashtags on IG The Easy Way to Track IG Hashtags How to Use the IG Questions Sticker Using Instagram on Other Platforms Can You Get Instagram on Apple Watch? 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 Tweet Share Email Sometimes you may need a break from someone's posts on Instagram, or you may not want them to see your posts any longer. Instagram allows users to choose to block someone. Here's a look at how to block a user account using the Instagram app for iOS and Android and from a web browser. If you change your mind, it's easy to unblock a user on Instagram at any time. Moyo Studio / Getty Images How to Block Someone Using the Instagram App Blocking an Instagram user means they won't be able to locate your profile, posts, or Instagram story. They won't be notified that you blocked them, but they can find out with a little detective work. While they can mention your username in their posts, these mentions aren't displayed in your Activity stream. Here's how to block another user. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android device. Find and load the profile of the user account you want to block. To find the account, use the search function or tap the account's username from anywhere in the Instagram app, including your list of followers. Tap Menu (three dots), located in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap Block. A confirmation box explains what happens when you block the account. Tap Block to proceed. You'll see a message that the account is blocked. Tap Dismiss to finish the process. To unblock the account, return to its page, tap the menu button, and then select Unblock. How to Block Someone Using a Web Browser If you don't have the app available or use a platform that doesn't support it, you can block someone from the Instagram website. Open a browser, navigate to the Instagram website, and find and load the profile of the user or account you want to block. Tap Menu (three dots), located in the upper-right corner of the screen. Select Block this user from the pop-up menu. Select Block to confirm. Select Dismiss to complete the process. To unblock the account, return to its page and select Unblock.