You can use one of the social networks to search for people sharing common interests and add them or follow their updates.
The most common method to search for people on social media networks is to search for their user name or their legal name. But this is not an effective method to find someone you know because many people use similar names and user names on the same application. In addition, it takes a lot of time. Finding a person by their phone number is a more effective approach.
Find people on Instagram using the phone number
Accessing your contacts or your address book to find your friends is a common feature of Facebook and Twitter. However, not many people know that you can also find people on Instagram using their phone numbers. It's a nice owl and is hidden in the Instagram app.
If you do not remember the name of the user or the full name of your friend, nor any other name on Instagram, it is good. You can find them and contact them using their phone number – it only works when they have added them to their Instagram account.
Warning: This guide is for personal use only. If you use it to send messages, disturb, harass or harass strangers on Instagram, it is a criminal offense in several areas. Check the law of your country before continuing with this guide.
Find someone using their phone number
First of all, you want to make sure that the person's number is saved in your phone's phonebook. In addition, if you want to search for multiple people, make sure their phone number is saved in your device's directory (Android or iOS). Then follow the steps below.
Method 1: Using the Native Option
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your phone and tap the profile icon in the lower left corner of the app.
2nd step: On your profile page, tap the Hamburger menu icon in the upper right corner to display the profile option. Select Discover people.
Step 3: On the Find People page, go to the Contacts section and tap the Connect Contacts button.
Step 4: If you use this feature for the first time, Instagram will ask for access to your phone's contacts. Tap Allow to allow Instagram to access your contact list.
This will allow the app to access your contact list and identify people already present on Instagram.
Step 5: After granting access from the app to your contact, Instagram will automatically sync your phone's phone numbers with your account.
All Instagram accounts associated with a phone number for your contact will then appear in the Contacts section of the Find / Discover People page. You can then choose who you want to follow.
Note: Giving Instagram access to your contacts will automatically sync contacts, which means your contacts are periodically synced and stored on Instagram servers.
Step 6: If none of the phone numbers in your contact list are linked to an Instagram account, a "No contact available" message will be displayed.
If you can not find your friends by their phone number, there are only two reasons. Either they signed up using a different number, or they did not add a number at all.
- Trying to find someone (personally) on Instagram with his or her phone number can be considered unethical.
- You will not be able to find people who have not linked their phone number to their Instagram account using the two methods listed above.
Stay connected with your friends
Now that you know how to connect and search people on Instagram using their phone numbers, use this knowledge to connect with friends and family on your contact list.
Then: Do you sometimes feel that someone has blocked you on Instagram? Especially when their posts and stories are no longer displayed in your feed. Well, you do not need to think about it too much. We have listed six easy ways to find out if someone has blocked you on Instagram in the link below.