Instagram is a social media platform that enables millions of people to connect. The main purpose of social media platforms is to connect people. Finding people on Instagram is not a daunting task. Simply type the name in the search bar and you are good to go. But what if you don’t know the last name or the person has a different Instagram name?
This article will be covering the most effective ways to connect with the people you like or admire.
Search by username:
This is the easiest and simplest thing to do. Simply open the app or the web version of Instagram and type the username. Follow through the steps given below if you are not familiar with the method:
Open the app. Add in your login details.
Tap on the magnifying glass icon on the top.
Type the name.
The profiles have a specific username, and they respond to it. Filtering out unnecessary requests is considered to be a good practice. The same principle of action is applied to the web version of the app. However, in the web version, the search bar is located on the top and you don’t need to go for the magnifying glass option. You can search by location, gender, age, etc. so it is better to go for the username.
Search by first and last name:
The first and last name somehow seems similar to the method mentioned above but there is a bit of difference. There are times when we cannot exactly remember the complete name so by simply writing the first and the last name you can find the person.
Open the app.
Type the first or the surname of the person.
Results are in front of you and now you can find the right person.
However, it is not as easy as it seems. Some people do not prefer to add their names to the Bio. So, if the person comes from this category, you can hop onto the next method.
Search by places:
If you don’t know the username or can’t find a person by writing their first or last name, you can adopt this method. Finding a person on Instagram through the location is tricky. Open each publication and try to detect the face of your girlfriend, relative, or colleague on it. we have mentioned some instructions that will help you to do it the right way.
Open the app.
Click on the magnifying glass and go to places.
Type the name of the city or country where that person lives.
Choose the right location and go to the photos page.
Filters the photos with the date of posting or popularity. You have a good chance to find the person if the person is popular. This isn’t the most ideal method to find a person as not a lot of people mention the places they go to. Also, this feature is only for the app, not the website.
Search by hashtags:
The active Instagram users mostly add hashtags to the post to enhance the coverage. The other purpose is to also get the essence of the place or post where the photo is taken. If you know or can guess the kind of hashtags that person can use, follow through the steps given below:
Open the app.
Type the hashtags and it will lead you to the person or page you are looking for.
Now you have to go through all the posts. There is a downside to this as the person might not using the hashtags you are typing. So, this method might won’t work for you.
Search by following:
This is a convenient and interesting method to find someone. If you know any person related to that specific person you are looking for, you can check their followers and reach out to that person. You might know how to do it, but we are listing some instructions to help you out.
Go to the account of the person you think is related to the person you are looking for.
Click on the following and followers.
Got through the list of usernames. Keep scrolling unless you find the right person. You can simply rely on the usernames and profile photos.
Also, if you are comfortable, you can message that acquaintance to send you the name or link of the Instagram profile of that person. But if the person has a private account, it is not going to help.
Search by phone number:
We all are aware that in order to register on the site, contacts must be provided. So, you can use their phone number or email to contact them on Instagram. Since the first choice is more convenient, many users choose it. You can use it to look for your buddies. In the Account’s settings, first, turn on contact synchronization.
Go to the Instagram page.
Tap contacts syncing.
Next to the connect contacts and move the toggle to the right.
Confirms the changes to give access to the contacts.
Now go ahead and add the number to the contacts.
Open the app and tap the triple bar.
Select discover people.
If you see contacts, go to them.
You can now find the desired person out of the general list.
Search by synchronization Facebook friends:
By this time everybody knows that Instagram and Facebook both are owned by Mark Zuckerburg. Now you can easily sync your friends from Facebook with the Instagram account.
Open the app and tap the bar on the top corner of the right side.
Search for interesting people.
Find connect to Facebook and tap connect.
Log in to your Facebook account.
Facebook friends will be displayed in the section on the Instagram.
Use search systems:
The last method to go for is to use search engines to find the desired person. You can turn to Google for this. Type the name of the person in the search bar. Go through the list and find the exact Instagram account.
Wrap up: We have explained ways to find people on Instagram in detail. Some methods are convenient, and some are not. But always remember, when there is a will, there is a way. You can try any of these methods which you find the best suited for yourself.