If you want to add someone on Instagram but can’t remember their full name or username, you can also search for them using their current phone number. However, it is important to note that the steps below will only work if that person added their phone number to their Instagram account. Let’s see how to find someone on Instagram by phone number easily.
Use Instagram “Follow and Invite Friends” To Find Someone by Phone number.
If you know the person’s phone number and have it saved in your contact book, you can use Instagram’s feature “Follow and invite friends”.
Make sure that you’ve given permission for Instagram to access your contacts.
- Go to your phone’s Settings and scroll down to find the menu to manage your applications.
- From the list of apps, find Instagram and click on its name.
- Go to Permissions and select Contacts.
- Choose to Allow Instagram access to your contacts.
Now you can follow your contacts on the application. To do that, follow these steps:
- Launch the Instagram app.
2. Go to your profile by tapping your profile icon. Tap on the hamburger menu icon found at the top right of the screen. Choose “Settings”
3. Find the “Follow and invite friends” option at the top of the list.
4. Click on “Follow contacts”. If you are using this Instagram feature for the first time, the app will request access to the contacts on your phone. Select “Allow”.
If you are using the Follow contacts feature for the first time, the app will ask permission to access the contacts on your phone. Tap the option marked Allow to grant permission.
5. If the person you are looking for has an account with their phone number, their contact name will appear on the list of people. Click on the blue “Follow” button beside their name.
Go to the app and click on the search button (the magnifying glass icon). Type the name of who you are searching for on the search bar. Click on the name of the contact to go to their profile page. You can then choose to Follow them from there.
Anyone who knows your name or phone number can find you on Instagram. All they have to do is go on the search option and type in your details. If they have you on their phone’s contact list, they can use the Follow and invite feature of the app.
Yes. If you sign up on Instagram and add your contact number, your profile may appear on your contacts’ suggested followers.
If you gave permission for other apps or services to access your social media accounts, they may automatically get your account to follow them and others. That is why you need to be very careful with giving permissions to suspicious service providers and apps.
Instagram’s contacts syncing feature can help you find the contacts on your phone in the app. However, you need to grant Instagram permission to access it in order for the feature to work.
Finding people on Instagram is easy if you know their usernames. If you don’t, you can also connect with them using their phone numbers. Make sure that the contact information of the person you wish to add is saved in your contact book, then use Instagram’s Follow and invite friends feature to connect with them.