How to Block Or Unfollow Someone On Instagram

You want  the whole world to see your artistic food shots on Instagram, but there are just some pesky followers you wish would stop commenting on your pictures. Maybe you're just sick of seeing selfie after selfie in your feed. Here's how you can remove these people and reclaim your Instagram timeline. 

How to Block Someone on Instagram

To stop showing your favorite pics to someone and to stop seeing their selfies, follow these steps.

1. Go to your profile by tapping the bottom right button. 

2. Hit Followers.

3. Look for the offending user.

4. Go to their profile by tapping their name.

5. Hit the options button at the top right

6. Select Block User.

7. Tap Yes I'm Sure.

How to Unfollow Someone on Instagram

If all you want is to stop seeing pictures from someone, just unfollow him or her instead. After you've unfollowed someone, he or she can still see your pictures, but you won't be subject to their pictures in your feed anymore.

8.  Tap the green Following button on their profile, after repeating steps 1 to 3 above. 

How to Block Someone

Cherlynn Low
Staff Writer
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.