What does “Use Not found” mean on Instagram?

User nt found on Insta

User Not Found!!!

While searching for my friend (John) on Instagram, I bumped into an Instagram’s not so common issue often termed as “User Not Found!!!”.

Was I blocked?

Anyone would have thought so.

More often than not, many people automatically link up this message to the point of getting blocked by the other user.

Although this isn’t the case every time.

This whole scenario gave rise to the inquisitiveness in me so as to figure out the key reasons why it came about.

The photographs that he used to upload were unobjectionable to the extreme.

And, all he posted were simple family photos and some sketches that he was pretty addicted to.

Extremely within Instagram’s community guidelines; there was not a sign of racism in any of his posts.


No chance!!!

Within a night an Instagram account with more than 739 followers disappeared altogether from my Instagram’s search bar.

I googled almost every single blog post that claimed to have known the reason for these occurrences.

After a lot of research and going to a lot of suggestions and forums, I came across a few reasons Instagram users notice it once in a while, and you might as well.

So without further ado, let’s get started-

5 Reasons for “User Not Found” on Instagram???

1- Username Altered- The primary factor why people notice the “User not Found” notification on anyone’s account is simply in the event when other user has altered their username. The single event when this might be the cause is when one clicks on their old username on a tagged pic; which as a result, leads them on their profile with this notification.

Granted that their username isn’t unaltered, people would notice the “user not found” message on top of their Instagram profile page.

Assuming that they put in their name in their profile section, you might have a go by browsing for their real name and see their updated username, wherein their updated username shall show up in the search results.

2- Username Mistyping-  People may perhaps spot specific usernames, that are tagged or perhaps mentioned; conversely posted inside the caption. Clicking on the penned username, you would unexpectedly find out the glitch that might preferentially strike the fact that you got blocked; nevertheless, that is not the individual predicament.

One possible reason could be the mistyping of the username. Hence, one should better inspect the spelling as well as to inquire the admin to find out if the username is typed correctly.

3- Temporarily Disabled accounts- There are fair chances that the user might have temporarily disabled their Instagram profile.

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“User not found” in Temporary Disabled Account

In the aforementioned situation, people would not have the chance to view the user profile on Instagram DM, as well as on all other locations.

If such case exists, the Gram displays “username not found” when other users tap on the username.

4- Deleted Account- One would undoubtedly experience the exact glitch over and again in case the user deleted the profile.

User not found on Instagram

“User not found” when Justin Deleted his Account

Anyone would no more be in a position to view the account or even see a single post on the assumption that the profile was removed permanently.

5- Banned by Instagram- Especially after Instagram’s change in “Account Disable Policy,” there are quite a fair chances that Instagram banned the user. The notification that you might be seeing could turn out an Instagram limitation on the user, hence disabling the user profile as a result of going against the company’s conditions and terms.

User not found!

Instagram Banned!!!

A few of the Instagram accounts likewise get reported; that as a consequence, leads Instagram restricts accessibility to such accounts. In case the thing mentioned above occurs, people would be unable to reach out to the profile page unless the Instagram take away disabling after user appeal.

One could even possibly never find out the account any longer in the case that the account got entirely deleted by Instagram.


People should better examine the username inputting, or preferentially check out an additional profile in order to make sure whether the account owner blocked you or not if you face such issue.

In case the you cannot reach out to the account through other devices or profile, one of the aforementioned issues could have possibly occurred.

Read More- How to know if you are blocked? [LINK]

Let me know in the comments section below about your views and suggestions.

Till then?

See you next time!




Instagram testing Brand Collab Manager following Hiding Like Counts!!

Instagram Brand Collab Manager

Instagram’s like counts were one of the main attributes that were initially taken into consideration when a brand wanted to collaborate with a creator (aka influencer).

Although there are many other factors that were made a check of such as followers counts, engagement rate, etc., hiding like count was seen as an unfair decision by some of the influencers as soon as the news hit the timeline.

And it was for the fact that like count was the first thing that used to come into notice when a brand wanted to collaborate with an influencer or creator.

As a result…

Instagram is now testing Brand’s Collab Manager which is a branded content tool. The company is currently testing it with roughly 40 creators within the United States so as to figure out the ins and out of the attribute.


Instagram Will Ban Influencers Promoting Vaping, Weapons and Diet Supplements!

Instagram’s decision may hit hard on some of the companies, but it is all rolled out and all influencers would now require to follow its updated policies.

According to the recent changes in advertisement policies, Facebook and Instagram would ban influencers who promote branded content about vaping, tobacco and weapons.

The parent company Facebook mentioned in its recent statement that although it has already about it way too long in its advertising policy, the company would continue forcing it even stronger in the upcoming weeks.


Instagram’s Age-Restriction feature for Creators and Businesses

Did you know you could get married even at 15 if you were born in Yemen?

While in China, a man needs to be at least 22 years of age to get married.

Different rules in different regions, right?

The same goes for consuming wine which is 21 in the United States and 18 in the United Kingdom.


I not here to tell you about the rules that different countries have, but as you can see, if you have a page of your liquor brand on Instagram, there is no point in trying to sell to youngsters in US.


Report on Changes in Instagram in 2019!!!

Report on Changes in Instagram!

The year is about to end now.


With all things wrapping up to start something new, Instagram is all set to make its platform a more reliable and secure space for users like us so they can freely share their precious moments.

The geared up Instagram platform wants to create a comforting space for normal users as well than just those glamorous high-end lifestyle influencers and models that were in majority back in 2013.

It’s been almost a decade now!

And the Instagram platform has made zillions of changes in terms of functionality as well as aesthetics to make its place a better spot to spend time on.


Facebook Adds its Name to Instagram and Whatsapp! (Updated!)

Bertie Thomson, a Facebook spokeswoman, affirmed the branding alternation in Instagram, and then on their other product- WhatsApp.

“We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook,” she shared with The Information.

Noting the fact that business utilizes comparable branding for several other services, the same as ‘Workplace’, their enterprise chat application.

The ‘From Facebook’ branding is likely to be noticeable within the apps, where users notice the alteration whenever they log in to the apps.

And hence comes the Instagram Rebranding!


Yeah, you read that right.



Stated by Zuckerberg, the rebranding plan is usually to enable users make additional use of the apps and improve their further online experience.

The fact aired from quite long that it disappoints FB’s CEO Zuckerberg, that the parent company does not get much credit concerning the expansion of Instagram and other own apps.


Group Story Feature now available on Instagram!

Rolled out on Facebook in October last year, Group story feature has now expanded its bandwagon on Instagram too.

Instagram has observed a spike in the use of direct messages on the platform.

It is for this reason it rolled out Threads in October this year.

Messaging Groups have become the main part of our daily life.

And it’s a fact!


Instagram Testing a New Camera Mode ‘Poses’!

If I have to give you an option to make a photo college of the farewell party that you attended last weekend…

Which apps would you use?

Photo Collage Maker?



Some other?

There are currently hundreds of app available in Play Store to make exciting photo collages.


Instagram Rolls out its Fact-Checking Program Globally!

Instagram has now decided to roll out its third-party fact-checking program globally.

The company wants its users to trust what they view on the platform.

Unfortunately, it has rather turned out as a platform for many notorious people to run their hateful agenda either in the name of religion, or to develop hate for an organization.

Moreover, due to the ease of use and accessibility of Photoshop apps, the numbers of fake photos and videos are continuously scaling and have been airing all over the platform.


3 Instagram Testing Features that could roll out in 2020!

Instagram is always concerned about users privacy and comfort.

And it is for this reason, the app keeps on testing new features so as to get user input and act according to what works out.

Replicating the trending features of other is what it has been always notorious about.

I mean…it has a huge user base of 1+ billion, which makes it easy for its features to go viral even if they are copied from other apps (TikTok, Snapchat etc.).