It is a known fact that Instagram is the most popular photo sharing app right now in the world. Even though Instagram has over 400 million users worldwide but if you are new to Instagram it will take some time to get used to the app and to find people which interest you. The best way to start getting your Instagram timeline working is to start following people you know.

But even that is not enough because those whom you know may not be that active on Instagram and thus our timeline will always remain dull. You can search celebrities and start to follow them as well. But to be honest searching people on Instagram is not that easy as it looks because the search engine it provides is not up to the mark.

So what we have done is that we have found few different and easy ways for you to find people you like to follow on Instagram. Just follow the different steps prescribed below and make your Instagram timeline active like never before.

Tips to Find People on Instagram

How to Find People or Friends on Instagram

Before we start, we would like to draw your attention to one important feature. Whenever you see a blue tick next to an Instagram profile, it means they have verified users and in one way or the other they are celebrities.

Search Manually

It is the same way of searching like you might have done once the Instagram app was downloaded on your smartphone. Here are some simple steps you need to follow to get better search results.

Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your Smartphone.

Launch the Instagram app on your Smartphone

Step #2. Tap on the ‘Magnifying Glass’ like icon at the bottom of the screen.

Tap on the Magnifying Glass icon at the bottom of the screen

Step #3. At the top of your screen, you will see a search bar, tap on it. Make sure your Search Set to “People” from the various tabs given below the search bar.

Tap on Search Bar

Step #4. Just write the random name you want to search and follow.

Just write the random name you want to search and follow

Try to Search Friends on Instagram from Facebook

If you have got a bigger friends list on Facebook then it will certainly help your timeline to look richer. This is how you can start following your Facebook friends and who knows in return they may start following you as well.

Step #1. Launch your Instagram App.

Step #2. At the bottom right of your screen, you will find ‘Profile’ icon, tap on it.

Tap on Profile icon

Step #3. Now on the top right side, you will find three dotted vertical line, tap on that. On iPhone tap on the gear icon at the top right.

Tap on Gear icon

Step #4. Under ‘Options’ you will find “FOLLOW PEOPLE” feature and under that you will see the Facebook option, tap on it.

Tap on Find Facebook Friends

Step #5. Now you will see all your Facebook friends who are also using Instagram, start following them one after the other.

See all your Facebook friends who are also using Instagram

Follow the People from Your Mobile’s Contact List

You add all those people you know personally in your smartphone’s contact list. There are chances that many of them are on Instagram as well. So why not starting following them? Great idea right? Here is how you can do that.

Step #1. Launch your Instagram App.

Step #2. At the bottom right of your screen, you will find ‘Profile’ icon, tap on it.

Step #3. Now on the top right side, you will find three dotted vertical line, tap on that. On iPhone tap on the gear icon at the top right.

Step #4. Under ‘Options’ you will find “FOLLOW PEOPLE” feature and under that you will see ‘Contacts’ option, tap on it.

Tap on Find Contacts

Step #5. The Instagram app will now automatically sync all the contacts listed in your smartphone.

Allow sync all the contacts listed in your smartphone

Note. You can discontinue Instagram sync with your contacts at the later stage if you wish to by following the same steps mentioned above.

Let Instagram Suggest You Whom to Follow

If you are a little bit active on Instagram then Instagram would know what you like and what you don’t. So if that is the case then why can’t the Instagram app help you to find people you like to follow by following the simple steps given below.

Step #1. Launch Instagram App.

Step #2. Tap on the Magnifying Glass icon.

Step #3. Now you can either tap on the various photos and videos given there and start following people by tapping on ‘Follow’ button.

tap on the various photos and videos start following people by tapping on ‘Follow’ button

Search People by Popular Hashtags

Just like Twitter and Facebook hashtags do exist on Instagram as well. This is how you can find people with similar interests by searching them via hashtags.

Step #1. Launch Instagram App.

Step #2. Tap on the Magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your screen.

Step #3. On the top of your screen, you will see the search bar, tap on that.

Step #4. Now you will see four tabs, tap on Tags.

tap on Tags

Step #5. Tap on search bar now and search for the hashtags which interest you like, Movies, NFL, Technology etc.

Tap on search bar now and search for the hashtags

Search people on Instagram from your PC

If you don’t have the smartphone nearby and still want to search and follow people all you need to do is to connect to the Instagram website login with the same username and password you are using on the smartphone. You will see a search bar right on the middle of the simple Instagram interface on your PC screen. Click on it and search people you want to follow.

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Using Third-Party Tools

There are many third-party tools available on the internet where you can find people using Instagram. The web-based Instagram client is very limited so these third-party tools will be quite handy. One of them is InstaBam. Just go to their site and click on “Find Photos Near Me” and it will search photos automatically. You may even use its Map Search option to get precise results. Do not forget to allow the Location tracking on your PC to make this site work efficiently.

Conclusion

These are the best methods one can go through to find known, unknown and interesting people on Instagram. Just follow all these steps one after the other and you will witness a drastic change in your timeline activities. Sharing pictures and videos is fun so why not we too become part of it?

We would certainly like to know how this tutorial became helpful to you and how it made a difference in using Instagram. You can certainly share your experience here in the comments section below or you may also drop in on Facebook,Twitter, and Google Plus.