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How To Block Someone From Seeing Your Instagram Story (2022)

Written by, Adavelli Muninder

Updated May, 4, 2022

Instagram stories are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but what if someone you don’t want to see your stories keeps appearing on your list?

This guide has you covered since we will show you how to block someone from seeing your Instagram Stories. What’s more, we’ll also give you some tips on dealing with unwanted viewers overall.

Keep reading!

How To Block Someone From Seeing Your Instagram Story?

If you’re trying to figure out how to block someone from seeing your Instagram story, you’re not alone.

With the rise in popularity of Instagram Stories, more and more people wonder how they can control who sees their stories. Luckily, Instagram makes it easy to control who has access to your stories and who doesn’t.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to block someone from seeing your Instagram story:

  1. Go to Instagram and type in your details to enter your profile.
  2. Next, tap the three dots in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Find “Story Settings” and tap on it.
  4. Afterward, tap on “Hide Story From.”
  5. Now, type in the name of the person you want to hide your story from and click on  “Done.”

Rest assured! You successfully blocked someone who was ‘bothering’ you and prevented them from seeing your Instagram stories.

Instagram app: for Android & iPhone AND Instagram Lite app for Android

As you already know, this social platform is available to both Android and iPhone users. Therefore, let’s find out more about using it on both devices (Android/ iOS).

One of the handy features of Instagram is that you can easily block or unblock other users through the app’s settings.

Open your profile page and click on the “Settings” icon at the top right of your phone’s screen to block someone on Instagram. Then select “Blocked Users” from the menu, and tap on the person you wish to block. And, if you wish to unblock someone, follow the same steps (select their name from the list); as easy as that.

One of the strong features of Instagram is that you can easily block/ unblock users via the app’s direct message, or DM, feature.

To block someone using this method, just open the DM inbox and tap on the profile picture of the person you wish to block. Next, select “Block” from the drop-down menu that appears.

In case you need to unblock someone, it’s the same way – just select their name from the same list.

One of the best ways to block or unblock another user on Instagram is through their profile page.

Go to their profile and tap on the “Following” button at the top. Then, from the drop-down menu, choose “Block User.” Additionally, you can also unblock a user by tapping on the “Unblock” button from this same menu.

However, if you think that someone on Instagram has blocked you, there are a few things that you can do to try and get back in touch with them. As follows:

Whatever approach you choose, it is essential to remember that blocking or unblocking someone on Instagram is a personal decision and should be respected by all users involved. If you need any assistance with using the app, plenty of online guides and tutorials are available to help you out.

How can I find the list of people I have blocked on Instagram?

To see a list of people you’ve blocked on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap on it.
  2. Find the “Settings” button and tap it.
  3. Next is Privacy > Blocked Accounts.
  4. You’ll get a list of accounts that you’ve blocklisted.
  5. To unblock someone, tap the account, then tap Unblock.

Note: If you unblock an account and want to block it again later, you’ll need to contact Instagram directly for assistance.

What happens when you block someone?

If you block someone on Instagram, they won’t be able to see your photos or videos or comment on them, for that matter.

Additionally, when someone blocks you, they will no longer be able to send you direct messages.


So, there you have it!

These are the simple ways to block someone from seeing your Instagram Story. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you don’t want someone to see your story or any of your posts, just follow these steps and rest assured that they will not be able to view any of them.

We’re just curious, have you ever needed to use this feature?