The closest people to you are naturally those who have saved their mobile numbers on your phone. Have you just installed Instagram and like to follow your friends and relatives on it? Getting the ID of each of these people can be a long and time-consuming process. If there is a way that Instagram itself can find people who have joined Instagram with their phone numbers and offer you, it will be better. Do not worry. Considering that the purpose of social media is to communicate between people, such a feature is included in Instagram.

Use Instagram’s suggestion feature to find your friends

If you know the persons who have an account on Instagram, save their number in your phone book and find them. But what should you do to find those people?

1.     Open your Instagram and tap on the home section to enter your profile.

2.     On this page, tap the hamburger button in the top-right corner.

3.     From the menu that opens, select the option “discover people.”

4.     Now, from the available options on the page, select “Connect to contacts” to find people you know and tap on connect.

5.     Then on the screen that appears, tap on “Allow access.”

6.     If you get the “couldn’t load users” error, tap Settings.

7.     In the settings section, turn on the button related to contacts and go back to Instagram.

8.     Now that you give Instagram permission to access your contacts in the previous step, return to the “Discover People” page, and you can see Instagram suggestions. Here you can follow people you know as you wish.

The problem is that if you don’t have the phone number that the person has given on Instagram, and you have another number of them, you can’t find them.

If you can’t find your target person in this way, it is better to go for the second method.

Reverse phone number service

If the number you have from somebody is not the number they used on their Instagram, is there a way to find them? Yes. You can get information about people using the reverse phone number method. One of this provided information is all their social media accounts. So, where to start and how to use this service?

  • Intelius website

Intelius is a website that has public information about people and their connections with others.

You can find information about people, such as their names and their social media accounts, from its “reverse phone lookup service.” So you can find them on Instagram.

1.     Go to the Intelius website (

2.     From the top tab, click on Reverse Phone Lookup.

3.     Enter the desired person’s phone number and click on the search button.

The search result may be very surprising. You will get complete information about the person (if available).

  • BeenVerified

BeenVerified is also a people search website that gives you information about their personal information, contact, marriage record info, and social media accounts.

This tool is a way to search for and receive public information about people. To get information, do the following steps:

1.     Go to the BeenVerified website (

2.  From the tab at the top of the page, you can select how you want to find information about someone. For example, you can select the phone number option to insert a phone number and get information about a person with that number.

3.     Click on the search button.

4.     You can find the Instagram account of that person on the result page (if available).


Use other social media to find people on Instagram

What should you do if you don’t have information about people’s phone numbers and Instagram IDs, but are looking to find their Instagram accounts? Is there a way? The best way is to use Facebook to find a person.

1.     First, you should add that person to your friend list on Facebook.

2.     Open Instagram and tap on your profile icon.

3.     Tap on the hamburger button and select the “Discover People” option.

4.     Now tap on the search button available in front of “Connect to Facebook” and log in to your Facebook.

5.     Return to Instagram.

6.     Now you can find the account of the desired person.

Why didn’t I find my friends’ Instagram profiles with their phone numbers?

There are two reasons why you failed to do this:

  1. The first reason is that they have not added their phone number information on Instagram.

Some business pages add their number on Instagram to be seen more, and people can easily find and contact them on Instagram. But people who have private accounts or influencers don’t want to add their phone numbers. They don’t want their private numbers to be available online.

  1. The second reason is that you cannot search for a phone number individually on Instagram, and there is no direct way to do this.

It is possible to search for a phone number to find a person on Facebook, but Instagram does not have such an option. So, sometimes there is no way to find a person’s phone number or their profile by the phone number you have.