How to Search People on Instagram

There are actually a number of ways to find friends on Instagram. The easiest ways include linking your email address book to the program and/or using other social networking sites to find people. Often you will notice that people randomly find you and it is often from just perusing on Facebook who is using Instagram. These are a few things you can do and most are quite similar.

Finding your Friends from Various Contacts

  1. From Instagram tap the “profile tab.”
  2. Now choose, “Find Friends.” This tab will show you Facebook friends who are using Instagram as well as friends from the Contact List on your phone.
  3. Scroll through and choose the people you wish to follow.
  4. You can also click on “suggested users” and find some of the most notable Instagram users or find people who spark your interest by perusing “Notable Users Directory”.
  5. Another option is to search by name or interest.
  6. Tap the “profile tab.”
  7. Now choose, “Search Instagram.”

Here you can type in the names of friends or user names in order to find them. You can also type in various tags in order to find photos that fit a certain type of interest and then follow those people based on similar likes and dislike.


By clicking on the “popular tab” you can see some of the most interesting photos that have been taken recently in the community. From here you can go to the various users and add them or follow them based on what you have seen. These photos climb to the top based on how many people view them but also based on the photos chosen by those who work at Instagram. This is a great way to meet new people and to see new images outside of your normal circle. You never really know what you are going to find.

Instagram Blog

Another good way to find friends is to go and read the Instagram blog at as it covers all kinds of new information. Here you will find certain users being profiled or new news regarding what changes are being made at Instagram. Different photos will be shown and people will share their stories behind them. It tends to be rather neat to see why other people take the shots they do and what it is they like.

Instagram is a great way to connect with your friends and family across the miles but it is also a nice way to meet new people. The search functions make it really easy to see other things that are going on around the world. You might be surprised at what grabs your attention and the types of relationships you can build through images. Many people believe pictures are an even better way to communicate and they definitely transcend language. You might find you can understand someone who you could never have a conversation with just as well as you could if you shared a language.

7 Responses so far.

  1. kalera says:


  2. Cadeem says:

    On instgram to find people

  3. Cassandra Samuel says:

    Hello everyone!!!

  4. abdel rahman tahach says:


  5. graciela says:

    love youll forever

  6. Pat says:

    Lookin for best friend mary Sherman,Winfree of Cleveland Ohio this is Gail from Cleveland I live in tn. Now lookin for sue

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