How to Search Someone on Instagram

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Interacting with people is the part of a social network, Instagram provide you that option through which you can follow your friends, family members or known people. If you know your friends are using the Instagram, so you can follow them you have to find them through their names, location or account name, but you are totally new into this, now we are going to explain how to search someone on Instagram.

How to search someone on Instagram by name

Let’s have a look at some steps through which you can search someone on Instagram on mobile:

1. Open Instagram: Open Instagram app on your mobile phone.

search someone on Instagram by name

2. Sign in: Enter your email id and username with password.

search someone on Instagram by name

3. Tap on search icon: After login, On the lower-left side, you see the search icon tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name

4. Tap on Search bar: After tapping, you see the search bar in which “search” is written just tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name

5. Type the name: After tapping on the search icon, just type the name of the person.

search someone on Instagram by name

6. Choose the person: After tapping, you see numbers of accounts regarding that name choose the right one and tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name

7. Tap on “Follow”: After choosing the person, you see a “follow” button tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name

After that, person receives the request in follow request box, he or she can just follow you back by accepting it.

How to search someone on Instagram by name or location

These are the steps through which you search someone on Instagram on mobile:

1. Open Instagram App: Open Instagram app in your mobile device.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

2. Login: Just enter your email id and username with password and then login.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

3. Tap on search icon: After login, On the lower-left side, you see a search icon tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

4. Tap on Search bar: You see the search bar in which “search” is written just tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

5. Type name with location: After tapping on search icon, just enter the name with the location of that person.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

6. Choose the person: After tapping, you see number of accounts regarding that name choose the right one and tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

7. Tap on “Follow”: After choosing the person, you see a “follow” button tap on that.

search someone on Instagram by name or location

When you are typing the name of person with location, you see the number of people with same name just choose from them carefully.

How to search someone on Instagram without an account?

These are some steps through which you can search someone without an account:

1. Open your web browser: Open your web browser in your smartphone.

search someone on Instagram without an account

2. Open Instagram site: Type www.instagram.com in the search bar.

search someone on Instagram without an account

3. Add username at the end of url: Enter the username at the end of Instagram URL “www.instagram.com/username” and then press enter.

search someone on Instagram without an account

After that, it will take you to that person profile page, but if the account is private account you can’t check his post. If you want to follow that person then you have to make an account, and then you can follow him or her.

But in case if you want to search the celebrity profile then you first have to enter his or her name after Instagram URL and then you can google it, it will show you the official account of that celebrity.

How to search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

These are some through which you can easily find the person by just typing his or her name or location over the Instagram:

1. Open your web browser: Open your web browser in your PC or laptop.

search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

2. Enter Instagram site: Enter www.instagram.com  in the search bar and then press enter.

search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

3. Sign in: Just enter your email id or username with password and then login.

search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

4. Click on search bar: On the top of the center, you see a search bar just click on that.

search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

5. Enter username: Just enter the username of that person or simply the name of that person and also you can add the location.

search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

6. Select from the result: After that you see number of people with that similar name, and select the person from your choice by clicking on that.

search someone on Instagram on your Desktop

In case if you want to follow that person just click on “follow” button and he will be notified, and he can follow you back by doing that same thing.

How to search someone on Instagram without an account on desktop?

These are some steps through which you can search someone without an account over the desktop:

1. Open browser: Open your browser in PC or desktop.

search someone on Instagram without an account

2. Open Instagram: Enter  www.instagram.com in search bar and then press enter.

search someone on Instagram without an account

3. Add person name: Just type the name of that person at the end of Instagram URL “www.instagram.com/username” and then press enter.

search someone on Instagram without an account

It will take you directly to that person profile page. You can recognize that person by his profile biodata or profile picture.

Searching the people over Instagram will help you to make a connection with your friends or people. You can see their stories, videos, photos etc. at any time.

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