How to Find Someone on Instagram Without Username (2022)


Wondering how to find someone’s Instagram account? If you have the person’s username or phone number, a simple search on the Instagram search bar will lead you up to it. What if you don’t know the person’s number, username, don’t have an Instagram account, or simply don’t bother logging in yourself? Also not so hard at all…

1. Search here

The easiest and most effective way to search for someone’s Instagram account is to do it right here (by name, phone number, email address, and social media username):

Name Lookup


Search for anyone’s social presence on 55+ social networks.

Username Search


Search username on 55+ social networks

2. BeenVerified

BeenVerified is our favorite people search engine online. It’s powerful, versatile and very reliable.

Whenever you want to search for someone on Instagram, you can pop one of the following identifiable detail into its search bar:

  • name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • home address
  • username on other social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Youtube

Then BeenVerified will scour data from billions of records in its database and compile all found information in a report to you.

  1. How to search for someone’s Instagram without knowing their username, phone number or without an account
  2. How to uncover someone’s Instagram by name
  3. How to search someone on Instagram by phone number
  4. How to search for someone’s Instagram through other social media

How to search for someone’s Instagram without knowing their phone number, username or without an account

Trying to find a person’s Instagram profile but don’t know their phone number, username, or account? Don’t worry.

BeenVerified allows you to search the person’s name, phone number, email address, home address, social media username (50+ most popular social network), and other identifying information such as website name, company name, and vehicle PIN.

All your searches at BeenVerified are done in full confidentiality. The people you search will not be notified.

Here I use the email lookup function as an example to search for someone’s Instagram handle.

  1. Go to BeenVerified Email Search.
  2. Enter the person’s email address and click SEARCH.
  3. In a few minutes, Beenverified will generate a detailed report of the email owner. Any Instagram profiles found will be included in the report.

How to uncover someone’s Instagram by name

  1. Go to BeenVerified People Search.
  2. Type in the name of the person whose Instagram profile you’d like to uncover and click SEARCH.

    Note: If you don’t know the full name of the person you search for, you can use Spokeo, another powerful search engine that allows you to provide just first names to run a social media search.
  3. Wait a while as BeenVerified generates a report of all available information about the person you searched.

How to search for someone on Instagram by phone number

  1. Go to BeenVerified Phone Lookup.
  2. Pop the 10-digit phone number into the box and click SEARCH.
  3. Wait a bit as BeenVerified gathers data and generates the report for you. Any associated Instagram accounts found will be included in the report.

How to search for someone’s Instagram through other social media

  1. Go to BeenVerified Social Media Search.
  2. Plug in the individual’s username into the field and click SEARCH.
  3. Wait as BeenVerified retrieves the information about the user and delivers it in an easy-to-read report for you.

3. Search on Instagram

Instagram has a built-in search function within the app, which allows you to unlock someone’s profile with their phone number or username.

Search Instagram with phone number

  1. Save the person’s phone number to your phone’s contact list.
  2. Fire up Instagram, then in the lower right corner of your screen, tap the Profile icon.
  3. On the top right, tap the three-horizontal-line icon > Discover people.
  4. Tap Connect next to Connect Contacts.
  5. In the pop-up window, tap Allow Access.
  6. If you are greeted with the Couldn’t load users warning, tap Settings, and toggle on Contacts.
  7. Re-open Instagram.
  8. Go to Profile > Discover People page, you can see the person whose phone number you’ve saved to Contacts now shows up as a suggestion under All Suggestions list.

Search Instagram with username

Searching someone’s username on Instagram is pretty straightforward. To do so, simply log into your account, then tap the magnifying glass icon, type the person’s username into the search bar. Then Instagram will find you all people that go by the username.

Find someone on Instagram through mutual friends

Another trick to use when tracing someone’s Instagram account is through mutual friends. Try racking your brains and see if someone you know is following or follower of the person you search for. Then hop onto the mutual contact’s profile, scroll through their following or followers list to dig out their profile(Or, you could just ask them!).

Wrapping up

Instagram has made it relatively easy to search for people. You can uncover a person’s account by searching his or her phone number and username within the app, or through scrolling mutual contacts’ profiles(if any). If somehow you don’t have an Instagram account, don’t know their phone number or username – don’t worry. You can use BeenVerified to easily search for a person’s Instagram account along with a trove of all associated information about the person, which can be done by looking up the person’s name, username on other social networks, email address, home address, and so on.

Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

By Enya Zhang

Enya is a writer at who spends most of her working hours scouring the web to find the best bargains and deals for her readers - a job that combines her two great loves: writing and shopping. She's an introextrovert who loves being out and about, hanging out with friends and exploring new things, but also enjoys staying home and unleashing her inner nerd - reading, getting hands-on with the latest tech, and binge watching clever TV shows and movies.

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