It’s a well known fact that Instagram allows users to have multiple accounts on their platform. You don’t even need to go through the hassle of creating new email accounts for additional accounts either, because they allow you to assign multiple accounts to one email address.
This makes it tough to find out who owns an Instagram account, and even tougher to find its location. In this article, we are going to look if it’s possible to track and Instagram account location, and look at other ways in which you can deal with trolls on Instagram.
How to track an Instagram account location – is it possible?
While there are positives to Instagram’s account tracking process – for example being able to have business and personal accounts – there is also a negative aspect to it.
The main negative is the fact that it basically allows trolls to harass you across multiple accounts without any accountability. With that in mind, it would be handy to have a way of tracking an account’s location wouldn’t it?
It is possible to track an Instagram account’s location, to a certain degree. Using Instagram itself the best thing you can hope for is to do a bit of investigative work by looking at a user’s profile. Outside of Instagram, though, you will enjoy more concrete success by using a third party platform.
To gain a bit of insight into an account’s location while staying on Instagram, please follow these steps:
- Log on to your Instagram account via the mobile phone app.
- Search for the account that you want to find the location of.
- Check through their recent posts and stories and see if a location has been tagged.
Instagram gives all users to attach their live location to every post with many users choosing to share this information. Unfortunately, trolls are unlikely to do this because they like having the power of anonymity behind them.
Nevertheless, people make mistakes so it’s worth going through this process before moving on to third party platforms for location tracking.
Using a third party to track someone’s Instagram location
The best way to track someone’s Instagram account location is to use a third party platform. There are many on the internet that will claim to offer this service, however there are only a select few which are worth entertaining. The best one that we have found is the service provided by iStaunch.
Through iStaunch, you are able to track an Instagram account either by their location on Google Maps or via their IP address. An IP address is basically a device’s online address and can be used to locate where devices are based all over the world.
To use the Google Maps tracker on iStaunch, just follow this link and then enter in the username of the Insatgram account you want to track.
If they share their location data with the Instagram app then they will appear on the subsequent Google map. Zoom in on the map to find out exactly where the account is based.
To use the IP address tracker on iStaunch, please follow these steps:
- Open up iStaunch’s Instagram IP Address Finder on a web browser.
- Enter in the username of the Instagram account you are looking to track and select ‘find IP Address’
- On the next page, you will the account’s IP Address.
- Copy this IP Address and head to a standard IP Address Tracker online. We would recommend using Robust Tricks.
- Paste the IP Address into the search bar on Robust Tricks and then let the website locate the IP Address on a world map.
Other ways to deal with Instagram trolls
Taking matters into your own hands and trying to find the location of a troll’s account is only one way of dealing with a troll.
Realistically speaking as well, even if you do track down their location you aren’t going to be able to do anything about it unless they are local to you so you’ll be better off considering some of these options instead:
Block them – Anyone you block on Instagram will no longer be able to interact or engage with you in any way on the platform. Sure, they can make new accounts but Instagram now allows you to block users and any new accounts they may go on to create, using their own location/IP address intel.
Report them – If you report an Instagram account for trolling then Instagram will take matters into their own hands and potentially remove them from the site altogether, meaning they will no longer be able to bother you.
Change your account to private – If you change your account to private on Instagram then only people you have approved to follow you will be able to interact with you on the platform. If someone starts bothering you then simply remove them from your followers list and they will no longer have access to your account.
To conclude, tracking an Instagram account’s location isn’t the simplest of tasks, especially not if you are trying to do it directly through Instagram. Having said that, we do hope that our suggestions above have given you the best chance possible of succeeding.