Imagine, you were visiting aprofile on a daily basis, and suddenly one day when you visit it, you will face “User not found” pop up. You will check the direct messages, but you can see it. What has happened?

Here I will tell you all the scenarios that might happened to user not found message on Instagram.

Why do I see Instagram user not found?

If you are trying to visit a specific Instagram user’s profile and you are getting a “User Not Found” message, there are a few possible reasons why this might be happening:

  1. The user may have deactivated their account. Instagram users have the option to deactivate their account at any time, which will make their profile and all their content inaccessible.
  2. The user may have changed their username. If the user has changed their username, the profile you are trying to access may no longer exist under the same name.
  3. There may be a problem with Instagram’s servers. If Instagram’s servers are experiencing issues, it could cause some profiles to be temporarily unavailable.
  4. There may be a problem with your device or internet connection. If you are having trouble accessing the user’s profile, try checking your internet connection or refreshing the page.

If you are still unable to access the user’s profile after trying these steps, it is possible that the account has been permanently deleted by Instagram for violating their terms of service.

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1. They have blocked you

Most common reason why you see user not found is that the person has blocked you. However, there are some other signs you should check before making sure that they blocked you. we have a separate blog to know if someone blocked you on Instagram.

2. They have deactivated their account

If you still could see a direct message with the name of “Instagramer” it means they have deactivated their account.

One main difference between getting blocked and deactivated account is that in the blocking case direct message will disappear. but if they deactivate their account, you still can see the direct message in most cases.

3. Instagram suspended their account

these days, Instagram suspend a number of accounts because of their suspicious activity. So, you can contact the person via other social network, to make sure if their account is suspended by Instagram.

4. they have permanently deleted their account

If someone request Instagram to delete their account, you no longer will be able to see their profile.

5. They change the username

If someone change their username on Instagram, and you go to their profile using direct messages, or caches stored in the search bar you will see user not found.

How to solve Instagram not found on Instagram?

If you are seeing a “User Not Found” message when trying to access an Instagram profile, here are a few things you can try:

  1. Check the spelling of the username. Make sure you are entering the correct username.
  2. Try searching for the user using their full name. If the user has changed their username, you may still be able to find their profile by searching for their full name.
  3. Check to see if the user has deactivated their account. If the user has deactivated their account, their profile and all their content will be unavailable.
  4. Check Instagram’s servers. If Instagram’s servers are experiencing issues, it could cause some profiles to be temporarily unavailable.
  5. Check your internet connection. Make sure you have a stable internet connection, as a weak or unstable connection can prevent you from accessing certain websites and profiles.
  6. Try refreshing the page. If the issue is temporary, refreshing the page may resolve it.

If you are still unable to access the user’s profile after trying these steps, it is possible that the account has been permanently deleted by Instagram for violating their terms of service.

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