Instagram, the image sharing site is one of the most used and popular social media platform that everyone loves. If you are someone who loves to get connected with people on this site and have blocked some person and wants to unblock him/ her, then you are reading the right post.
You might hate your grandparents see your pictures on a coffee joint hanging around and doing obnoxious stuff or you might have an ex-boyfriend who spies upon you; in fact, there are thousands of reasons to block someone. You might at the hit of fury block one of your friends but then after a few moments, you have realized that you made mistake.
What happens when you block someone?
- The person you have decided to block will not be able to see your stories, videos, and photos. The person will not have the privilege to view your profile. Most importantly, the person might never know that you have blocked him/ her because Instagram does not send notifications.
Perhaps that is part of the security process because people who get blocked might react to. In fact, it is a great strategy to maintain security.
- The blocked people can mention your username and you are going to see these mentions in your activity. Now, you cannot do much about it. if you do not feel comfortable then you have to change your username in order to get rid of the mentions.
However, it might not be easy to change username abruptly because you have other followers too. That means you need to bear with mentions. If it gets into your nerves, then you should think of changing the username; otherwise, let go.
- Now, the likes and comments that you have received from the blocked people will remain on your photos and videos. However, you have the freedom to get rid of the likes from your post.
- The blocked person is not going to vanish from the earth completely because they can see your comments and likes on the profiles that you both follow. That is not all; they can also see your comments on the public profile too.
If you have blocked someone and want to unblock, then you should not get worried because it is not a difficult task, in fact, it’s easy to unblock someone. All you need to learn is the right way. Here us what you need to do in order to unblock someone on Instagram. Let’s have a look.
Choose the device
The unblocking process varies from device to device. There is a different method to unblock someone on the mobile phone and a completely distinct way of unblocking someone on the desktop. Let’s first look at how should you unblock someone on the cell phone.
Unblocking on cell-phone
The first thing that you need to find is the humanoid button that is located at the bottom right of your screen. After clicking the button, now you should find three dots that are placed vertically on the top right corner.
Click on the three dots and that should bring you the option “setting” scroll down slowly to find account setting and there you should find the tab that shows “blocked user”
Once you tap on the tab, you are going to see all that users that have been blocked. You need to click on the person whom you want to unblock. After taping on the unblocking option, Instagram will prompt a dialogue that says “Yes, I am sure” you simply need to tap on tab and the person is unblocked now.
The mobile app is quite clean and organized but you can still do a lot of things on the website. If you are someone who uses a desktop, then all you need to do is to log into the account. Note; Instagram is not going to give you the same options as it does with the mobile app. In Fact, you need to type the username that you have blocked instead of finding the block users as you would do on the mobile app.
After locating the user, you simply need to click on the unblock tab to unblock the person that you have blocked. And now you can see stories and posts from the user.
However, the blocked users Again need to follow you and you have followed the user once again, that means the user is going to find out that you have blocked them and they might come with some questions.
It is humane to get angry and unblock the person; however, you need to be careful before blocking because you might end up hurting someone’s emotion. If you think that you should unblock someone then you must think twice before blocking. Undoubtedly, you can unblock but it does not have to be that way because by being rational you can avoid such a mistake.
Word of caution
It is advisable that you maintain safety standards on the internet. Blocking someone would mean creating a sense of resentment in the person’s mind. So, make sure that you do not just add people mindlessly on your profile.
Before adding or following, you should verify their profile and find out whether you need to add them or not. In addition, you must not indulge in activities that lead to unnecessary verbal combat.
Are you still wondering about iPhone? It is the same way that you use to unblock on android. There is not much difference, in fact, it is the same process.
Now, that you have learned to unblock, you should not get into the habit of blocking people. It is not a good sign. Do make certain that you think before you act, not the other way round.
It is understandable that at times, things can go wrong or you might end up blocking someone. Up to that extent things are fine. If you do so, then use the above-stated facts to unblock the blocked person and it should be easy now.