How to See Someone’s Instagram Username History

Image 2: How to See Someone’s Instagram Username History

Instagram, like other social media platforms, allows users to change their username whenever they feel like it. You can change your Instagram username as many times as you like. There are many reasons why people would change their Instagram username. Some people change to trendier names while others change their username after changing their personal Instagram account to a professional one.

However, not all Instagram users change their usernames for the right reasons. Some maliciously change their usernames to defraud other users. Business profiles on Instagram that have changed their username a few times might raise suspicion. Can you see if someone has changed their Instagram username recently? In a previous related article, we highlighted how you would change your Instagram username.

Instagram has recently provided a feature that allows its users to check other users’ usernames. This means that you can find out the previous usernames that a person has been using on Instagram. How cool! This piece highlights how you can see someone’s Instagram username history.

To see someone’s Instagram username history:

Image 3: How to See Someone’s Instagram Username History

  • Update your Instagram app to the newest version
  • Launch the Instagram app by tapping on its icon
  • Navigate to the profile’s page of any Instagram user
  • Tap the three vertical dots located on the top right corner of the profile page
  • On the pop-up menu that appears, tap “About This Account” from the available options
  • On the next page that appears, tap “Former Usernames”
  • You will be able to view the former usernames that have been used by that profile
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