(2020) Find Friends/People on Instagram with their Phone Numbers

Hello Everyone and welcome back to Social Media Fellow. Today I have something very interesting to share with you. Do you ever wonder how to find people on Instagram with their phone numbers? If yes, then this post is definitely for you.

As usual, I am going to give you a quick answer to this question. In order to find people on Instagram using their Phone Number, you just have to add their number in your contact list. Once you add the person in your contact list, go to Instagram and enable “Find people using contacts” in your settings. Instagram will show you the person’s profile to follow. That’s it!

The process is very simple but I will explain it step by step with pictures. Here is the complete guide to find someone on Instagram with their number.

How to Find Someone on Instagram with their Phone Number?

  1. The first step is the add the number as a contact in your contact list.
  2. Then go to Instagram and click on the Profile icon.
  3. Click on the icon located at the top right corner as shown in the pictures below.
  4. Select “Discover People” option located at the end of the list.
  5. At the top of the list, you will see “Connect Contacts” and a connect button in front of it.
  6. Click on connect button and select “Get Started”.
  7. If Instagram request for any permission, Click allow.
  8. That’s it. Refresh the page and you will see a list of Instagram Profiles of those who are in your contacts.

This method is very useful in looking out friends and relatives on Instagram. But, there are still some people who face various issues such as discover people on Instagram isn’t working. So, let’s talk about this problem and solution for it.

Discover People on Instagram Not Working

This issue is basically an application bug which most of the people face. The solution for this problem is to uninstall the application and then reinstall it.

This will clear all the cache from Instagram app and you will be able to see your contacts in discover people list.

This error can also occur if the person you are looking on Instagram doesn’t use their phone number while signing up. If that is the case, ask the person for any other phone number if they have.

Why “Discover People” feature is useful?

“Discover People” is the most useful feature of Instagram. It is also one of the most less known feature that anyone knows. Apart from finding people using their phone numbers, you can even connect your Facebook to it and can see all your Facebook friends’ Instagram profile.

This is really useful if you want to connect with your friends and family over Instagram who are already connected on Facebook.

How to Find Someone on Instagram without an account?

Have you ever wondered how to find someone on Instagram without an account? If yes, then this solution is for you.

You just have to go to and you will see a search bar at the top. Either enter the name or username of the person’s ID and you will see the results. That’s it.

By Banish Angural

Banish Angural is an online Entrepreneur and Blogger. He is also the owner of BA Media, a Social Media Marketing agency and Social Media Fellow, a blogging community.

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