Finding emails on Instagram is pretty straightforward. But many rumors and, so-called “secret strategies”, have been talked about over the years. This guide is here to once and for all show you how you can find emails on Instagram, and when it’s simply not possible.

How to find someone’s email on Instagram? Don’t use your laptop!

Instagram does everything it can to protect its users. For that reason, there are no emails displayed anywhere in the desktop version of Instagram.

If you’re looking to find emails on Instagram from your laptop, forget about it. You will have 2 options:

  1. Your smartphone. If you have only a few emails to find, your smartphone is your best option.
  2. Automated tools. If you need to find emails for multiple companies on Instagram, automations like Instagram Profile Scraper will do the trick.
Emails (and other contact information) are hidden on Instagram’s desktop version.

In the example above, we see the same Instagram profile, from the desktop, and from the smartphone app: You can only find someone’s email on Instagram from the smartphone.

Places to find Instagram email addresses in

To find Instagram emails, they are only 2 places that you need to look at:

  • Contact button. On your Instagram application on smartphone, look for the “Contact” button. If there is no “Contact” button, it means that no email is associated to this profile.
  • Profile bio. A minority of accounts prefer displaying their email address in the profile description. It’s rare but worth trying.

If they are no emails available in those 2 places, stop looking for one. It is impossible to find email addresses of accounts that have chosen not to display one.

How to reach out to someone on Instagram if no email is available?

The first rule of doing business on (especially on Instagram) is: Are you bringing something of value to that person? If so, reaching out will be easy. Otherwise, maybe your outreach will be perceived as spam, and will get your accounts to be reported!

Let’s assume you’re in the first category:

  1. Send a DM. Influencers and brands do read their Direct Messages: It’s their jobs! If they’re not answering your DMs, maybe there’s something to improve in your value proposition.
  2. Comments. Write a wholesome comment under one of your target’s Instagram post. If they answer, try to move the discussion to their DMs.
  3. Linktr.ee & social media links. It’s more and more common for pros to display their contacts on such social media pages. As an example, here is The Rock’s Linktr.ee.
  4. Look for other social media pages. Companies are all on LinkedIn, find the right employees and reaching out there is easier. Also, many tools exist to find emails there.
  5. Google search. Google is your friend, and a quick search will help you find alternative ways to reach people for whom you couldn’t find an email on Instagram.

To find someone’s email on Instagram in not always possible, but that doesn’t mean you should stop searching.

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How to find someone’s Instagram by email?

A popular question is: “How to find someone on Instagram by email”? Some websites have made it very easy to import your current network. Especially LinkedIn, which allows you to do it by simply connecting your email address. Many people would use that to add emails of current customers and get them inside their network.

But Instagram is meant for friends, not for B2B. For that reason, there is no feature allowing you to find the Instagram account of someone from their email address.

If you want to find someone’s Instagram from an email address, your best shot it to take the name of that person and search for it manually.


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