Hello, here is a complete step by step guide for finding the desired person on Instagram. The easiest method to find someone on Instagram is the use of his/her username. As we know Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms to share photos through the internet.
Just like other social media platforms, Instagram users have to make a profile using mobile number and email. Also to find someone on Instagram, a username should be known. It is very easy to find some on Instagram using the user’s profile name.
But when the username is unknown, it becomes very tuff to find someone on Instagram. So, here is another option to find someone on Instagram using her/his mobile number. It is a very accurate method to find a user’s profile on Instagram.
There are three methods to discover someone on Instagram easily.
- Using Phone Number
- Search through an exact username
- Search through connecting Facebook
So, Let’s get started for the first listed method.
Find People on Instagram Using Mobile Number
First of all, you have to sync up the mobile contact list on the Instagram Application. It will automatically scan your saved contact list from your mobile.
Step 1: First save a mobile number of the person in your contact book as it is necessary for finding a person whose number is saved on your contact list.
Step 2: Open the Instagram app and go to your profile section by tapping on the profile icon given t the right bottom corner of the interface.
Step 3: In the newly opened screen, tap on the hamburger menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and you will find an option given as ‘Discover People’. Select it.
Step 4: The new screen will give two options such as ‘SUGGESTED’ and ‘CONTACTS’. Go for a second option given as ‘CONTACTS’ to find people by phone number on Instagram.
Step 5: Tap on the button of ‘Connect Contacts’ and pop up will be therewith asking permission of ‘Allow Instagram to access your contacts?’. Allow the step and it will start syncing the contacts.
Note: If the target person has not linked his number with her/his Instagram then they will not appear. So, it is necessary to have a mobile number linked to Instagram for the targeted person’s account.
Step 6: Next, A list of people from contact will appear along with their profile photos. So, Find the people whom you want to follow. Tap on the “Follow All’ button to get everyone in your friend zone.
After step 6, you can find targeted people and can see their profile and other stuff like stored stories, IGTV videos, photos, and tagged photos. What if they have set privacy for unknowns? In that case, the user has to send a request to her/him. Only after the request gets accepted, their profile will be visible.
So, it is all about Instagram profile searching. I hope that now you guys can find someone on Instagram using their mobile phone number. Here we have listed some of the frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is possible to find someone on Instagram using a mobile phone number with the feature called “Discover People” given by Instagram even profile name is not known.
Go to Instagram setting menu & enable the feature titled “Connect Contact” to find your contacts on Instagram.
Open profile setting & disable the Connect Contacts to disconnect contact scanning.
Update Instagram Application to it’s the latest version and then try it.