Today we will be showing you how to search and find people on Instagram using phone numbers. The most common way of searching for someone on Instagram is by typing their username in the search bar. But what if you can’t remember the person’s username, this is where the phone number search method comes in handy.
Instagram is one of the most popular photos and video-sharing social network services right now. With over a billion monthly active users, looking for someone on that platform can be one hell of a job. It becomes much easier if you’ve their phone number which they used in registering the Instagram account.
Below is how to search and find people on Instagram using phone numbers;
- Make sure you save the phone number in your contacts book.
- Now open the Instagram app on your smartphone.
- From the menu at the bottom right corner, click on the profile icon to go to your profile.
- Click on the hamburger menu icon at the top right side of your screen.
- From the menu, select “Discover people”.
- Make sure your contacts book is synced with your Instagram account.
- Here, Instagram will show you every phone number on your contacts book that is registered with the platform.
- Scroll through the list to see whom you’re looking for.
It is important to note that this method will only work when you have the phone number saved and if the number is actually linked or registered to the Instagram account. Another alternative to look for someone on Instagram is via Facebook. Instagram is owned by Facebook via acquisitions in 2012. If you get a hold of the person’s Facebook username, you can use it to search for them on Instagram. Let us know in the comment section if you have any difficulty doing this.