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Instagram User Search – Find Someone on Instagram

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The easiest and fastest way in order to find a friend (or anyone) on Instagram is through typing their Instagram username into the search bar. And then subsequently follow them, view their photos, videos or stories. However, what if you do not know the person’s username, or perhaps the person mentioned it. In order to you but you can’t seem to remember as well? Instead of trying to remember a username or trying all sorts of probable username combinations. Then you can simply find the person using his or her phone number. In this article, we are going to talk about Instagram User Search – Find Someone on Instagram. Let’s begin!

Instagram permits users in order to find anyone on the social network as long as the person. You guy want to add is registered on Instagram along with the same phone number you have on your phone book. The steps below highlight how you guys can find a person on IG via a phone number.

Instagram User Search – Find Someone on Instagram

Instagram also permits users to find other users in all sorts of ways. You can follow hashtags and also find accounts that post about a particular topic. Then you can use the discover tab in order to find interesting posts and follow accounts that have also shared something you liked.

If you guys are not trying to find random folks but are in fact looking for a particular person. Then you have two ways in order to find someone on Instagram;

  • A username
  • A phone number

Note: Searching via email is not an option.

Instagram Search Users via Name

You must know a person’s username or handle in order to search for them too.

  • First of all, just open Instagram.
  • Head to the Search tab.
  • Click in the search bar and enter the username.
  • Head to the Accounts tab.
  • Scroll through the results until you guys find the account you’re looking for.

Search Instagram via Phone Number

In order to find someone on Instagram through their phone number. Then you guys must have them added as a contact and the user in question must have an account set up along with a phone number rather than an email.

Make sure you’ve added the user as a contact to your phone’s contact app before you even proceed.

  • You need to open Instagram.
  • Head to the profile tab.
  • Click on the hamburger icon at the top right.
  • Choose Discover People.
  • If prompted, then permit Instagram to access your contacts.
  • Go through the list of folks on the screen. Those that have ‘Suggested for you are from your contacts as well.

Note: You cannot pick out that which contacts will be suggested via Instagram. If a contact does not have an Instagram account, then there is obviously no finding them. This method is far less reliable than using a username as well.

If you guys use Instagram for a while, it will slowly start in order to suggest more and more users from your contacts list. Much like Facebook, it will also start to suggest relevant accounts that are in your network though not necessarily connected to you directly in any way. The suggestions can also come through Facebook if you’ve linked your Facebook and Instagram accounts and also if your Facebook friends have done the same as well.


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