Instagram is one of the most popular social networks and almost all the people you know are registered there. In this regard, you recently wondered what happened to a long-time friend of yours that you have not heard from for a long time and, trying to search for him on Instagram, you could not find him. This seems very strange to you, also because it is a person who has always been very passionate about technology, so you fear you did something wrong in the search and would like my help in this regard.
How do you say? That’s how things are and, therefore, you wonder how to find a person on Instagram ? In this case, don’t worry: if you want, I can direct you to the search tools available on this social network and help you find the user of your interest. Don’t worry, it will not be difficult: you don’t need to be an expert in using the application to do research in a workmanlike manner.
In short, just follow the instructions I will give you in this tutorial and you will see that you cannot go wrong. All you need is a few minutes of free time and your smartphone or PC. At this point, therefore, all I have to do is wish you a good reading and a good research!
How to find someone on Instagram knowing only their name
The first method I recommend you to use, to find a person on Instagram is to use their search engine: if you know the username of the person to search for or their name and surname , this is in fact the shortest and fastest solution.
Then start the Instagram app for Android or iOS or connect to your account from PC , from its official website social network or using its application for Windows 10, in order to log in to your profile if necessary.
Then, in the Instagram search (the magnifying glass icon, from the app), type the name , the username or the name and the surname 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 their name , to see their profile (if this has not been set as private), and you will be able to understand if they are actually the person you were looking for.
How to find someone on Instagram without knowing their name
You are looking for a person you think is registered on Instagram but you don’t know her name because, perhaps, on the main social networks she uses a pseudonym? In this case, I suggest you take into consideration the solutions that I propose to you in the next chapters: put them in place 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 aim is to find someone on Instagram but you don’t know their name or their username , you can perform this search starting from the contacts in your smartphone’s address book. This feature, in fact, can be useful for you to find a person on Instagram whose phone number you know.
To find a person on Instagram through the contacts in your smartphone’s address book, go to your profile , press the ☰ button and select the item Suggested people from the menu that opens. Then click on Connect , corresponding to the wording Connect contacts , and grant the required permissions, pressing the button Allow access .
At the end of the scan, you will be shown all the users registered on Instagram: then scroll through 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 connection with the Facebook account and, consequently, the synchronization of the latter’s contacts. 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, press the Connect item, corresponding to the wording Connect to Facebook and grant all the required permissions, in order to log in to this last 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 possibly tap on his name , to see all its contents and be so sure that he is the person you have in mind.
How to find people on Instagram by location
To 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 text field of the search engine (the icon magnifying glass , from the app), type the name of the city of your interest and then press on the tab 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 geotag in their published content.
Alternatively, you can search for hashtag , by typing the name of the place preceded by the hash 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 via the photo ; however, if you have an image of the person in question, you can do an image search on Google and, with a bit of luck, find 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 (ie images similar or identical to the one you uploaded).
To this point, after knowing the name and possibly the surname 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 first name and probably also the surname , 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 carried out easily.
In the well-known dating app, in fact, people are often used to connect their Instagram profile to Tinder, using the appropriate feature available bile. 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 their 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, then, type the name and the surname , or the username of the person you are interested in, followed by the words Instagram or Instagram account .
In this way, among the search results that will be shown to you, you can see if that person is subscribed to Instagram: in if so, in fact, there will be the URL instagram.com , followed by the name and user, which refers to the profile of the user in question.
Click on the same to see her profile; however, keep in mind that, without logging in to the social network, there are limitations regarding the content you can see: in fact, only the previews of the images published in the posts are visible and it is not possible see the stories posted by the user in question.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and