The main purpose of social networks is to connect with people. Instagram also uses your address book to suggest contacts.
The most common way to suggest interesting people is based on your interests. You can search for new people by name. But it is also possible to find someone by their phone number. We will show you here how to do it.
How to Find people on Instagram
In fact, names are usually not unique and so it makes sense to search for a unique feature. Phone numbers are this. Each number belongs to exactly one person. Of course, you can only find people who have entered their phone number on Instagram.
The feature is a bit hidden within Instagram. I’ll show you how to find and use it.
Find Instagram profiles by phone number
Make sure you have the latest version of Instagram installed. Open the app and then do the following:
- Go to your profiles
- Open the hamburger menu
- Now select Settings at the bottom of the screen
- Now select Follow friends/Invite friends
How to find people on Instagram by their phone number
Now you have several options to choose from. The upper option “Follow contacts” is the one we are looking for. You will see a list of all the usernames that have a phone number that you have saved in your address book.
Note that you should add only very close people in this way. For more distant contacts, it may be undesirable to follow them based on their phone number.