How to find a person on Instagram

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How to find a person on Instagram knowing only the name

The first method I recommend you use, for find a person on Instagram consists in using its search engine: if you know the username of the person to seek or his name e last name, this is in fact the shortest and quickest solution.

Then start the Instagram app for Android or iOS or connect to your account from PC, from its official social network site or using its Windows 10 application, so you can log into your profile if necessary.



After that, in the Instagram search engine (the magnifying glass, from app), type the name, username or name and last name of the person you want to search, so that a list of people is displayed as the search result.

Do you think you have found the person you were looking for? Very well! Press on his name, to see his profile (if this has not been set as private), and you can thus understand if it is actually the person you were looking for.

How to find a person on Instagram without knowing their name

You are looking for a person who you think is subscribed to Instagram but you don't know theirs name why, perhaps, does he use a pseudonym on the main social networks? In this case, I suggest that you consider the solutions that I propose to you in the next chapters: put them into action and you will see that, in one way or another, you will still succeed in the intent you have proposed.

How to find a person on Instagram with their phone number



If your goal is to find someone on Instagram but you don't know theirs name or his username, you can perform this search starting from the contacts in the address book of your smartphone. This feature, in fact, can be useful for you to find a person on Instagram that you know the telephone number.

To find a person on Instagram through the contacts in your smartphone's address book, go to yours Profile, press the ☰ button and select the item Suggested people from the menu that opens. Then press on the item Log in, in correspondence with the wording Connect your contacts, and grant the required permissions by pressing the button Allow access.

At the end of the scan, you will be shown all the users subscribed to Instagram: scroll, then, the list that will be proposed to you to see if you can identify the person of your interest.

How to find a person on Instagram from Facebook

Another method that I recommend you to use, if you want to find a person on Instagram, is to use the link with the account Facebook and, consequently, the synchronization of the contacts of the latter. So you can check which of your Facebook friends are also subscribed to Instagram.

To carry out this procedure, go to the section Suggested people as seen before, presses on the item Log in, in correspondence with the wording Connect to Facebook and grant all the required permissions, in order to log in to the latter and see who, among your Facebook friends, is also subscribed to Instagram.


Scroll down the list until you find the person you are looking for and, if necessary, tap on theirs nominative, to see all its contents and be so sure that this is the person you have in mind.


How to find people on Instagram via place

find a person on Instagram via a place, you can use the social network's search engine, as this allows you to view the names of people who have tagged themselves in a certain place.

To get started, launch the Instagram app or log into your account from PC. Then, in the search engine text field (the magnifying glass, from app), type the name of the city of your interest and then press on the card Places.

Now, tap on the corresponding result of the search carried out by you, in order to see all the posts of users who have added this place as a geographic tag in the content they have published.

Alternatively, you can search for hashtag, typing the name of the place preceded by the pound symbol. Then tap on the corresponding result of your search, in order to see the posts but also the stories published by users with that particular hashtag.

How to find a person on Instagram with a photo

Unfortunately, on Instagram it is not possible to search for a person through the photo; however, if you have an image that portrays the person in question, you can do an image search on Google and, with a bit of luck, go back to their name.


All you have to do is connect to the Google image search version and upload the image or paste its URL. Then press the button Search by image, to see the result of your search (i.e. images similar or identical to the one you uploaded).

At this point, after knowing the name and possibly the last name of the person depicted in the image you can use the Instagram search engine, as already explained, to search for the user in question.


How to find people on Instagram by email

Instagram does not allow you to search for people via email address; however, if you have this information, I assume you know the name and, probably, also the last name, of the owner of the e-mail address.

in this specific case, to search for the user in question on Instagram, all you have to do is try a search through this information, using the search engine of the photographic social network, as explained in the chapter dedicated to the topic.

How to find a person on Instagram from Tinder

You can find a person on Instagram starting from tinder, but this research cannot always be done easily.

In fact, in the well-known dating app, people often connect their Instagram profile to Tinder, through the appropriate feature available. However, even though you can see photos posted on Instagram on Tinder, that person's account name is not visible.

In this specific case, you must therefore hope that the person you want to search has written his username of Instagram in the biography of tinder, so you can go without fail and find the user you want by doing a simple search on Instagram.

How to find a person on Instagram without being subscribed

To find a person on Instagram without being subscribed to this social network it is necessary to search on Google: in the famous search engine, therefore, type the name and last name, Or the username of the person of your interest, followed by the words Instagram o Instagram account.

In this way, among the search results that will be shown to you, you will be able to see if that person is subscribed to Instagram: if so, in fact, there will be the URL Instagram.com, followed by the username, which refers to the profile of the user in question.

Then click on the same to see his profile; however, keep in mind that, without logging in to the social network, there are limitations regarding the contents you can see: in fact, only the previews of the images published in the post and it is not possible to see the stories published by the user in question.

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