What Does an Instagram Handle Mean [2022]

Written By Steven Arends

Instagram is one of the most, if not the most popular social media platforms in the world. You will find most celebrities on Instagram, sharing their photos, videos, or advertisements in projects they are working on.

I am an avid user of Instagram and I assume you are one as well. From memes to posts about my favorite video games and musical artists, Instagram is my number one platform to check upon them.

I keep track of my favorite game Doom eternal by checking their official Instagram page with the handle called Doom.

What does an Instagram handle mean?

Instagram handle is the username that you created when you first created your Instagram profile. You can see it with your profile picture. You can change your Instagram handle in a few simple steps. The steps are given in this post. Just click on your profile picture and go to settings.

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So, you might have other questions regarding the Instagram handle. You can stop looking for solutions as I have given some in this post after conducting thorough research. Sit back, relax and read the full post to know more details.

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How to change Instagram handle or name

Your Instagram handle is your identity on the platform. Maybe you want to change your name from “cAtLOver” to “AlphaMale.” It is very easy to change your Instagram handle or user name. 

Do not panic, I have given the steps on how you can change your Instagram handle so that finally your friends will not roast you for having a funny name.

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Here are the steps to change your Instagram  handle:

  1. Go to your Instagram profile.
  2. Tap on Edit profile.
  3. Change your username. If the username you are entering is already being used, then you have to change it.

Remember that the username you want to use can be already used by another user.

For example, if you want to make your username or handle “BussyRabbit” and you are being told that it is already being used, you can change it to “BuSSyRabbit”. Just change some letters by making them from upper case to lower case and vice versa.

You can also add some numbers or symbols to your Instagram handle or username to make it more unique.

If you have further inquiries regarding Instagram, continue reading this post.

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How do I find my Instagram username or handle

Your Instagram handle is your Instagram username. It is the name that people will see when they check out your profile. It is a part of your identity on Instagram.

Maybe you are new to Instagram and you selected a username or handle but you do not remember it. This is completely understandable as we are all humans, we are not perfect.

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Here are the steps to find your Instagram username:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Go to your profile. You can do this by clicking on your profile picture at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. See your Instagram username or handle at the top left of your phone screen.

You can change your username or handle by clicking on the Edit profile button. You can also add your pronouns and some information in the bio so that people can know more about you.

I personally wrote about my interests in my Instagram bio. I was able to make new friends with similar interests who were completely random people.

If you have further inquiries regarding Instagram, continue reading this post.

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How do you copy an Instagram handle?

There could be countless reasons as to why you would want to copy an Instagram handle. Maybe you like a model and you want to show him/her/them to your friends or you follow a hilariously funny meme page and you want to share it with your friends or followers.

I know I have shared countless Instagram handles of pages with my friends and followers for many reasons. Thankfully it is a very simple process consisting of a few simple steps.

You can do this with one hand tied, it is so easy. So, wipe the sweat off your forehead and follow the given steps below.

Here are the steps to copy an Instagram handle:

  1. Go to the profile you wish to copy.
  2. Click on the three-dot icon at the top right of the profile.
  3. Select the Copy Profile URL option.
  4. Paste and send.

If you just want to copy the profile name or handle and not the profile link, then all you have to do is use your beautiful eyes to look at the name and your amazing hands to type it in the message or chatbox.

If you have further inquiries regarding Instagram, continue reading this post.

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How to know if someone has blocked you on Instagram

First of all, if you have been blocked by a friend, I can relate. You are not meant to be friends with everyone and I know you will have better friends in the future. 

But what if you do not even understand whether you are blocked or not. This is a very sticky situation indeed. Do not worry as I have written the steps you can follow to make sure whether you were blocked by someone or not.

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Here are the steps to know if someone has blocked you on Instagram:

  1. Search for the user. If you do not find the profile, follow the next step.
  2. Use another Instagram account to search for the user. If you still do not find it, then the profile is deactivated or deleted.

If you were able to find the profile using another Instagram account, then you have been blocked for sure. Sorry that I had to be the one to let you know about this sad news but at least now you are sure that you are blocked.

I would suggest doing something else than feeling sad for being blocked as the world is a huge place with many exciting and interesting things to do.

If you have further inquiries regarding Instagram, continue reading this post.

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How to get Instagram URL or handle link

If you are confused about how you will share an Instagram URL or handle link, look no further as the steps on how to do it are given below.

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Here are the steps to copy an Instagram URL or handle link:

  1. Enter the profile you want to share.
  2. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top right.
  3. Tap on the Copy Profile URL option.
  4. Paste and send to your desired people.

If you have further inquiries regarding Instagram, continue reading this post.

How to get URL of Instagram photo or video

It is completely natural to share something that you like,it could be a meme, picture, or a video about anything. Just like you, I also love sharing Instagram posts with my followers and friends.

Well it is excellent that copying the URL of an Instagram post is similar to copying the link of a profile. Both processes are easy, so keep calm and follow the steps given below.

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Here are the steps to get URL of an Instagram post:

  1. Go to the post.
  2. Click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the post.
  3. Tap on link.
  4. Send the link to whoever you want and they will be able to see it if the post is public.

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Conclusion

Instagram is my favorite social media platform to use. I am sure that many others like me also enjoy using Instagram. It is for that reason that I have written this post in the hope that it will be helpful to answer some questions on some general inquiries regarding Instagram. 

Hopefully, you were able to do what you wanted and I wish you luck in whatever you do in the future.

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