Instagram is a popular social media platform that allows users to share photos and videos with their friends and followers. One of the most popular features on Instagram is the ability to share Stories, which are photos or videos that disappear after 24 hours. However, what happens when you can no longer view someone’s Instagram Stories? How do you know if someone has blocked you from seeing their Instagram Stories? In this blog post, we will discuss the signs that you may have been blocked, ways to confirm that you have been blocked, and what to do if you have been blocked.
It is common knowledge that blocking is the digital counterpart of breaking off contact with someone in person. After all, the lack of contact between the user who blocked someone and the one who was blocked indicates that there is a compelling cause for this decision. However, while there was only one type of blocking action available on social media platforms at the time, the nature of blocking has evolved much beyond one’s expectations.
Signs that you may have been blocked
First, let’s talk about the signs that you may have been blocked. If you can no longer view someone’s Instagram Stories, it could be a sign that they have blocked you. Additionally, if you can no longer see their account in search results or see their profile picture on their account, it could also be a sign that they have blocked you.
Confirming that you have been blocked
To confirm that you have been blocked, there are a few things you can do. One way is to use a mutual friend’s account to check if you can still view the person’s Instagram Stories. If you can view their Stories on a mutual friend’s account, but not on your own, it is likely that you have been blocked. Another way to confirm that you have been blocked is to check if the person’s account is set to private. If their account is set to private, only their approved followers can view their Stories. Finally, you can contact Instagram support for confirmation.
There is no direct way of finding out who blocked you from seeing their Instagram stories on the platform.
This is because the whole point of having a feature of blocking someone solely from your Stories, and not completely on the platform was to remain discreet. If Instagram told you about it, it’d be seen as nothing less than a violent breach of user’s privacy.
That being said, if you absolutely must learn more about it, there are alternative options. While they may not work for everyone, the very least we can do is share the secret with you.
Using an alternative account to check for sure
Owning two different accounts on Instagram might seem insane to people of the last generation, but among the gen Z, it’s seen as cool.
What to do if you have been blocked
So, what do you do if you have been blocked? The first thing to do is to accept that the person no longer wants to be connected on Instagram. It can be hurtful, but it’s important to remember that everyone has the right to control who they interact with on social media. Reflect on the reasons why they may have blocked you, if you are aware of any issues, try to resolve them or move on.
It’s also important to remember that Instagram is just one platform and there are many other ways to connect with people. Focus on the positive aspects of social media and the people who are still in your network. Remember that social media is about connecting with people, not about the number of followers or the people who are following you.
In conclusion, being blocked from seeing someone’s Instagram Stories can be confusing and hurtful. However, by understanding the signs, confirming that you have been blocked, and focusing on the positive aspects of social media, you can move on and continue to connect with the people who matter to you. Remember, social media is just one platform, and there are many other ways to connect with people.