How to Find Friends on Instagram: A Basic Guide

In the 10 years since its initial release, Instagram has evolved from being a photo-sharing platform to being much more. Now, on top of sharing photos, Instagram allows you to go live and share videos, stories, and reels.

So much has changed that even if you’ve had your Instagram account for years, you may be struggling to keep up will all the new updates. To access a quick, up-to-date on how to use Instagram, click here.

In this article, we give tips on how to find friends on Instagram for old and new users alike. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Growing Your Following Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

The best way to grow your following on Instagram is by searching for users you already know. Everyone knows someone, and we guarantee you know more people than you think. 

Finding Friends: Instagram for Beginners 

A great way to find friends on your new Instagram account is to search for your Facebook friends. If your friends already follow you on Facebook, they’re almost guaranteed to follow you on Instagram. The same goes for any friends you may already have on other social media platforms. 

You can find people you know on Instagram by searching their first and last names. If your search brings up many user accounts of the same name, you can usually rely on profile pictures to identify your friend from the list.

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Most people use their real first and last names as their Instagram user name and their real face as their profile pictures. If the person you are searching for doesn’t have their real name as their user name, or maybe they don’t have their face in their profile picture, you can look through who they follow and any mutual friends you may have to identify if the Instagram account belongs to the friend you’re searching for. 

How to Find Friends on Instagram for an Existing Account

If you already follow several users, or have your Instagram account connected to your other social media accounts, then you’ll get friend suggestions. These friend suggestions might be people your Instagram friend follows but you don’t, someone from your phone contacts, or someone you’re friends with on Instagram.

Another way to find friends of friends on Instagram is by tracking someone’s activity on the app. When you track Instagram activity, you can see user’s likes, comments they like, people they follow, tags they post, and more. By tracking the activity of an Instagram friend, you can view their likes and follows to get new ideas on who you should follow or send a friend request to. 

Grow Your Instagram Following Today

Now that you know how to find friends on Instagram, you can enjoy a more meaningful and interactive experience using this popular social media platform. 

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