When you restrict someone on Instagram, it is as if you put the user in a kind of ‘Limbo’, since it is possible that they can see all your content and interact with you.
But in itself, its purpose is to prevent their comments can appear to other users, in addition, if you do not approve their comments, the user can see their own responses, but will not know that other users can not read it. Something similar happens when you restrict tags on Instagram.
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How to cancel a message restriction on your Instagram account?
To restrict a person or cancel a restriction from their profile, you must first go to the profile of the person you want to remove from the list of restrictions. Next, click on the three vertical dots at the top right of restrict or unrestrict and then click on ignore.
To cancel the restriction of a user, from Instagram messages is very simple, it is also one of the options before you get to block a user, as this will make your chat simply disappear.
Or even that, in some way, this remains ‘Hidden’, so you will not be bothered by their messages or anything similar because you are restricting it, whatever the reason you want to do so.
From a user’s chat
What you need to do, is head over to where the messages icon is in Instagram at the top right of the feed, click on the chat you want to unrestrict, then click on the user’s name at the top of the chat.
Next, click on the three dots at the top right, and click on stop restricting or ‘Unrestrict’, and this way the user will no longer be restricted from your posts on Instagram.
What should you do to cancel the comment restriction on your Instagram account?
For this, you must go to the post you want, and click on view all comments, press and hold the comment (for Android) and slide it to the left (for iOS).
Then click on the exclamation mark ‘!’ and select ‘Override username restriction’, this will cancel the comment restriction on your Instagram account for any user.
In addition, if any restricted person comments on your Instagram posts, you can tap and view the comment, you can also long click to remove comments you don’t like on your posts.
If you restrict a user, you should keep in mind that you will not receive any kind of notification about the comment made by this user, since, when you restrict someone, that is the purpose, not to see anything that person comments or writes.
How to cancel an Instagram image restriction?
There is no way to carry this out, currently, in Instagram you can’t restrict a person through their images, you can do it through the chat or through the comments.But if you want to not see someone’s publications you have two options stop following the user or block them completely, so you won’t be able to see neither their images nor anything related to this person.
From Android or iOS mobile
You can restrict in different ways the users or the specific user you want, as previously mentioned, the restriction of a user from comments or from the chat, this basically from an Android.
To perform this process from an iOS device, the procedure is basically the same, except for some things, such as when you stop restricting a user from the comments.
You enter all the comments and instead of holding down like on Android, you’ll slide the comment to the left side and there click on the gray exclamation mark and click on unrestrict.
On Windows PC or Mac
To restrict a user in whatever way, it cannot currently be done from your PC whether it is Windows or Mac, the only way, is to do it via your mobile device whether it is Android or iOS.
It is so, as mentioned above, you have several options, either, through chat, through comments or restrict it in general, if you want to go a step further, which is to block it altogether. On the other hand, you can also enable or disable reactions in stories, so you can have a little more control in your Instagram privacy.