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How to Find Someone on Instagram (2022)

Instagram allows its users to find someone on its platform in two ways. One is by connecting your Instagram account to your contact list or Facebook account, and the second is by using the search option in your Instagram account. This will recommend accounts for you to connect with on Instagram.

But are you unfamiliar with Instagram and unsure of how to find someone on Instagram? Then follow the below steps:

How to Find Someone on Instagram with Only a First Name

Finding someone by their first name is not as difficult as you may think. Follow the below steps and you will be able to find anyone you want on Instagram:

  1. Open your Instagram account.
  2. Click on the Instagram Search icon at the bottom.
  3. Type in the Search at the top.
  4. Type the user’s first name.
  5. Then Click on the People/Accounts option.
  6. If you can’t locate your user immediately, you can always scroll through the lists of accounts until you do.

How to Find Someone on Instagram by Phone Number 2022

A user’s phone number can be used to locate them on Instagram if they have linked their account to their contact list. Here are the steps to take to link your account with your address book:

How to Find Someone on Instagram
How to Find Someone on Instagram by Phone Number
  1. Go to your Instagram account.
  2. Go to Instagram Profile.
  3. Click on the three-line button.
  4. Go to Discover people or you can click on its icon.
  5. You will be asked to grant Instagram access to your mobile contacts. Click continue.
  6. You can follow someone if you have their phone number in your contacts list or their Instagram account is connected to their phone number.

How to Find Someone on Instagram from Facebook

You can find your Facebook friends on Instagram if you connect your account to your Facebook account. Here are the steps that will help you to connect your account to Facebook:

How to Find Someone on Instagram
How to Find Someone on Instagram from Facebook
  1. Open your Instagram account on your phone.
  2. Open your Instagram profile and click on the three straight-line buttons.
  3. Click on Discover people.
  4. Click on Connect to Facebook.
  5. Once connected, Facebook users will start appearing on Instagram.

How to Find Someone on Instagram by Email

Instagram does not allow its users to search for someone through their email address.

But you can visit your Instagram profile and find users through Discover people.

How to Find Someone on Instagram If They Changed Their Username

If someone you’re looking for on Instagram has changed their username, you can still find them by following these instructions:

  1. Open the account of the user if you know their first name.
  2. Click on the top right button.
  3. Click on the About this account.
  4. Click on the Former usernames.

How to Find Someone on Instagram without Their Username or Phone Number

These are the procedures you need to follow if you don’t know the person’s Instagram username and phone number to locate them:

  1. Open Instagram and search for the user by their first name.
  2. Scroll through the different usernames in the Accounts tab.
  3. Search the user in tags and location tabs as well.
  4. Search the user through common friends’ followers and following lists.

How to Find Someone on Instagram without an Account

The following steps will help you find anyone on Instagram even if you don’t have an account:

  1. Type the Instagram URL on the web browser.
  2. Then type the username behind the Instagram URL.
  3. You will get the list of users and then scroll through it.
  4. Once you find the user’s account you will be taken to the user’s page.

FAQ: How to Find Someone on Instagram

How Do I Find Someone on Instagram without Knowing Their Username?

You can find someone on Instagram through their first name and search through the Accounts tab and also search them through your common friend’s Instagram list.

How Do I Find Someone’s Instagram Account?

Go to your Instagram search bar→write the user’s name→click on the Account or peoples tab to get the list of the people.

Why Can’t I Find Someone on Instagram?

There can be two things if you can’t find someone on Instagram:

  1. They are not on Instagram.
  2. They may have blocked you.

Can Someone Find Me on Instagram with My Phone Number?

Yes, people can find you on Instagram with the help of your phone number if you have connected to your Instagram account.

How Do I Find Someone’s Instagram Account?

You can find someone on Instagram by typing their name in the search bar or through your contact list which should be connected with your Instagram account.


You are now aware of the many different ways to find someone on Instagram, such as by using their username, phone number, or Facebook.

Please direct any other questions to the comments section.

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Nishtha Sharma
Nishtha Sharma
Nishtha is a Marketing graduate fascinated by the Digital Marketing industry. She enjoys reading non-fiction books, travelling, and documenting memories in her journal.

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