How do I block a user?

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Is it possible to block people who decide to follow me, or somehow set my privacy options so that I have to approve people who want to follow me?

I *just* got an account, and already someone I've never heard of is following me, and I don't want strangers seeing my photos.
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Hannah Story

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Hannah Story

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Update: I found the "photos are private" option, but I still have this random person who started following me beforehand that I don't know how to get rid of.
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Kevin Systrom

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Official Response
Yes, this is a problem, please email us at support@instagr.am with your acct name and the person you'd like to remove
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Graham Wolfe

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I'm having the exact same problem. There's a random person following me that I can't remove. Blocking or deleting unwanted followers should be a no brainer feature.
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Hannah Story

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Graham - I emailed the support email that Kevin posted, and he was very quick about blocking the follower in question and following up with me. It's not a permanent fix, but it should solve your immediate problem.
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Graham Wolfe

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Thanks Hannah! Just sent an email to support
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So if I have someone leaving rude comments on my pictures, you would be able to block them from viewing my pictures even if they are not following me? I have seen one person leave rude comments on other's posts and he recently left one on mine. I have no way to remove his comment, and since the picture has many nice comments I do not wish to remove the post.

Thanks
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Irma Shirley

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i need to block this strangers too.. he's leaving a rude comment on my photos..
the last thing i can do was.. deleting my photo.. :(
i need to block him.. can u add private setting to our instagram acc?