How to find contacts on Instagram

One of the key functions of Instagram is to create connections between users. Whether it’s mutual friends, interests, or the hashtags they use, people can easily find and connect with a large community. All it takes is a few simple mouse clicks.

  • Click on your profile page and open the profile page.
  • Click the three-line icon and click ‘Get to know people’.
  • When you click ‘Allow Access’, your contacts will start syncing and you can decide who you want to subscribe to on Instagram.
  • Also, you can use search to find more people. You can click on the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen and search for profiles by username, location or tags. You will always have various profiles that you can scroll through under the search field and potentially find someone new to subscribe to.

    How to find contacts in Instagram on Android

    If Instagram has created a new profile and you want to find more people to follow, here’s how to use your Instagram contact list:

    1. Click on your profile page and open the profile page.
    2. Click the three-line icon and click ‘Get to know people’.
    3. When you click ‘Allow Access’, your contacts will be synchronized and you can decide who you want to subscribe to on Instagram.

    You can also use the search button, which is located at the bottom of the screen. Just click on the magnifying glass icon and find profiles by name, username, tags or location. In the search box, you will find several new profiles that you need to view and select the ones you want to connect to.

    How to find Instagram contacts on Windows, Mac or Chromebook

    When you open Instagram on your computer, here’s how you can find new contacts:

    1. In the upper right corner you will see a compass icon.
    2. Click the icon and the ‘Search’ page opens.
    3. There is a search box at the top of the page where you can enter any profile name or personal name to find the profiles you want to subscribe to.

    How to find contacts on Instagram by phone number

    Here’s how to find new people on Instagram by phone number:

    1. Save someone’s phone number in your contact list on your phone.
    2. Open Instagram on the phone where you saved the number.
    3. Go to the profile page.
    4. Click the icon with three lines and you will see the menu tab on the right.
    5. Click on ‘Get to know People’ and you will see the option to link your account to Facebook or contacts on your phone.
    6. Facebook Instagram: Select ‘Connect’ and allow Instagram to access your phone or Facebook contact lists. Here you will also see the profile suggestions.

    However, if someone has not used their mobile phone to register their account, it is very likely that you will not be able to find them through the contact list. In this case, it is best to use the ‘Search’ option.

    Additional FAQ

    What to do if the Instagram contact search doesn’t work

    When you allow Instagram to upload all your phone contacts, you will be able to see them all in the app or through the browser. Since the contacts are synced periodically, give it time. If you still can’t access any of your contacts, you’ll have to disable contact syncing and reconnect it.

    Here’s how to disable contact synchronization in Instagram:

    * Open Instagram and click your profile picture.

    * Click the three-line icon and select ‘Settings’.

    * Go to ‘Account’ and ‘Sync Contacts’.

    * Disable synchronization there and click ‘Disable’.

    • This option will delete all your contacts, leaving the list empty.

    Why is the Instagram contact search empty?

    Sometimes contact synchronization may not work correctly, and your contact list may remain empty. The only way to solve this problem is to disable and reconnect contact synchronization several times.

    Connect via Instagram

    Finding and adding your contacts to Instagram has never been so easy. All you need to know is where to look for them, and the developers of Instagram have made sure that it is just a click away.

    Once you master all the techniques, you will have your whole family and friends as friends on Instagram. Do you use Instagram to communicate with your family or do you use it only for friends? How do I find new contacts on Instagram?

    Let us know in the comments below.