Follow More To Grow More: Here’s How To Find Someone On Instagram

How to Find Someone on Instagram

If you want to expand your Instagram network and looking for the ways to find someone on Instagram, you have just landed on the correct blog page. This article will let you know all feasible ways to find people on Instagram with or without the person’s username. So, let’s dive in the topic and learn how to find someone on Instagram.

Finding people on Instagram

It is quite an easy task to find people on Instagram. You just have to head over to the search bar and type in the name of the person you want to find out. But, in case if it’s somewhat a common name or when you don’t spell it correctly, it can get a bit tricky to find the person.

For helping you out in this regard, we have got you covered with all possible ways in which you are able to find a person on Instagram. Just read through this guide to know about different methods to get connect with someone by finding them.

Method#1 How to find someone on Instagram using search

The most simple and straight way to find someone on Instagram is via the search function. However, it will only work when you know their real name or Instagram username.

Instagram does allow you to find people using its built-in search feature. This can be done using the steps given below:

  • STEP 1: Open Instagram app on your device
  • STEP 2: On the home screen, locate the magnifying glass to icon provided at the bottom tool bar to open the search menu.
  • STEP 3: Head to the search bar at the top of your screen and type in the person’s name or name. (You will get to see that Instagram start to auto-populate the results as you keep typing.)
  • STEP 4: Once done, you may see the profile of the person you are looking for in the search results.

Note: Instagram algorithm will show up the people you are likely to know in the search results based on the data about you and your existing network of friends on Instagram.

However, in case where you have typed the full name of the person and still not be able to find the desired person, you can try your luck with the next method.

Method#2 How to find someone on Instagram using contacts/phone numbers

The next method on our list to help you find someone on Instagram is using the contact list of your phone or the phone number of person whom you want to search for. Well if you know the person already and that Instagram user is part of your contacts list, all you need to do is to sync the contact list of your smartphone with Instagram.

Here’s a guide to get it done:

  • STEP 1: To start with, launch the Instagram app and go to your Instagram profile
  • STEP 2: Press the Menu button (three horizontal lines) located at the top right corner.
  • STEP 3: Now, from the pop-up menu, select Settings.
  • STEP 4: Under the Settings, tap Follow and invite friends.
  • STEP 5: Next tap on the Follow contacts option.
  • STEP 6: Finally, hit the Allow access button to let the app allow contacts access to find people to follow on Instagram.

After following the above steps you can connect your contact list with Instagram, and it will gain access to all the phone numbers which you have stored on your smartphone.

Alternatively, you can also follow the steps below:

  • STEP 1: Open Instagram app on your device.
  • STEP 2: Then go to your profile by tapping the profile icon from the bottom navigation bar.
  • STEP 3: On the profile page, tap on ‘Discover People
  • STEP 4: Here, tap on the “Connect” button provided next to “Connect contacts”

This will sync the contact list on your phone connected to Instagram, and now you will get to see the list of contacts on ‘All suggestions’ screen. Just scroll through the list to find the person you are looking for.

Method#3 How to find someone on Instagram via Facebook

Another way to find someone on Instagram is via Facebook. If you have linked your Instagram account with your Facebook, you will be allowed to find your Facebook friends on Insta as well if they have an Instagram account registered.

To find people on Instagram using your Facebook contacts, you are required to undertake the following steps:

  • STEP 1: Open Instagram app on your device.
  • STEP 2: Then go to your profile by tapping the profile icon from the bottom navigation bar.
  • STEP 3: On the profile page, tap on ‘Discover People
  • STEP 4: Here, tap on the “Connect” button provided next to “Connect to Facebook”

Once you are done, you will be able to see your Facebook friends’ Instagram profiles appearing in the suggestion list.

Method#4 How to find someone on Instagram through Mutual Friends

While you are trying to find someone, you must note that there could be two possibilities; 1) the person you are looking for follows your friend or 2) your friend follows the person you are looking for. In either cases you can get to the person’s Instagram profile. Here’s what you need to do:

If one of your friends on Instagram is also followed by/following the person you are looking for, then you can find the said person by viewing the ‘Followers’/ ‘Following’ section of your friend’s profile on Instagram using these steps.  

STEP 1: Open Instagram app and head to your friend’s profile on Instagram

STEP 2: Tap on ‘followers

STEP 3: Scroll through the list of followers to locate the person. If you know the name of the person, just type in their name to limit your search.

If that didn’t work, use the steps below.

STEP 1: Open Instagram app and head to your friend’s profile on Instagram

STEP 2: Tap on ‘following

STEP 3: Scroll through the list of followers to locate the person. If you know the name of the person, just type in their name to limit your search.

This is quite a lengthy and cumbersome process, and you have to repeat it again and again for different people that you follow.

Method#5 How to find someone on Instagram without an Account

If you don’t have an account on Instagram or on the contrary if you don’t want to use your Instagram account to find someone on the platform, it is still possible using the web version of Instagram. Here’s how you can find a person on Instagram even without an account.

This method requires you to have the user name of the person. If you know the @username of the target person, just type in the username in following URL link:

https://instagram.com/username

For example: If you wanted to view the Instagram profile of great footballer, Ronaldo, you need to type:

https://instagram.com/ronaldo

This will make the profile appear on your web browser and thus you be able to find someone without actually logged in to Instagram.

Note: In case you don’t know the person’s @username you will are required to perform a Google search for that.

That’s all. You have successfully learned about how to find someone on Instagram.

FAQs

Can I find someone on Instagram with a picture?

No! Currently Instagram doesn’t have a feature that could allow you to find people using their pictures. However, you can try Google image search and drop their picture. If you’re lucky enough, you might find their ID.

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