What does ‘Instagrammer’ mean in Instagram DM?

So today, while I was scrolling through my feeds, in what felt like that I should arrange a get together this Christmas with all my ex-school mates.

Going through the feeds I observed something that many of my users would have surely noticed by now.


If not by now…

I am sure you would bump into such a case somewhere down the lane.


No…I didn’t mention the word above just like that.

Neither am I referring to the name Instagram usually refers to its users.

I actually noticed it in my DM’s section where I had a chat with my mate (a big thanks to her for the idea).

For a while, I felt like…

Did she really block me???

But I didn’t actually do anything that could trigger her to block me.

I mean, we hardly ever chatted, and she was just in my school group.

It is, for this reason, I went down deep into this to gauge the reason behind such occurrence and came with this article today so my users never have to think twice the next time they notice this.

Instagram users would basically notice this when another person has deleted their Instagram account either temporarily or permanently.

It’s as simple as that!

Instagram starts showing ‘Instagrammer’ in place of username when you decide to finally disable your account from the platform.


How to know then if an account is deleted ‘Temporarily or Permanently’?

Many of the sites and sources I checked before claimed that such a case only happens when a user disables his account only temporarily.

However, it holds true in both cases.

When I tested it on my accounts (I made two accounts for this purpose and deleted one of them temporarily, while others permanently), I observed the same thing for both the accounts.

Instagram was showing ‘Instagrammer’ for both the accounts that were deleted temporarily or permanently.

The only difference that I observed was when you click on ‘Instagrammer’ to open the profile.

The results were different for both the accounts.

Since when an account is deleted permanently, it vanishes all the photos, videos and highlights instantly from the platform, so when I clicked on ‘Instagrammer’ to open their profile, it showed a blank white screen.

Instagram showing ‘Bio’ when account was ‘Deleted Permanently’!

While on the other hand…

The account that was deleted temporarily showed the bio of the user when I tapped to open that profile (like the picture below!).

Instagram showing ‘Bio’ when account was ‘Deleted Temporarily’!

Other than this, I think everything was almost the same when an account was deleted (temporarily or permanently) including the change of username, vanishing of display picture, likes, etc.

P.S.- More often than not, you would also notice that the chats would go away from your DM’s section when an account is deleted. Users basically notice this in groups where the other user have been a part of, or when they just deleted their account.

By the way, did you ever come across such cases before?

Whichever the case…

Let me know in the comments down below about your experiences or views.

And please do share if you liked the article.

Till then?

See you next time!


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One thought on “What does ‘Instagrammer’ mean in Instagram DM?

  1. I have also came under such occurance . It was so recent. I got my first girlfriend on instagram and we talked a lot I can’t even express and she was very close and ready to give her number when she can but that night we talked and she told she would talk tomorrow morning and next morning her account turned instagrammer and after some time chat also vanished..I tried to find her everywhere including facebook and twitter but couldn’t find. It was so horrible experience. Is there any way I can find that person again..I know her details including birth date her place and family info.

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