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How To Find Someone's Instagram Email In 30 Seconds

October 28, 2022
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8 min
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Avery Schrader

If you want to contact someone professionally online, you need to find their email address.

But a lot of people are still asking me how to find someone's Instagram email. Apparently, this is still a problem. So here we are, with a quick & easy Instagram email collecting how-to.

Remember to look for Instagram emails with compliance in mind, with the best intentions, and with an understanding of the risks.

Please, be mindful of rules and regulations around sending cold emails.

How to find someone's Instagram email (5 easy methods)

1. Visit their Instagram profile on mobile

A common mistake is going to Instagram on desktop. There is no email to be found on desktop. Here's what it looks like:

As you can see, no email address. On mobile though, finding an Instagram email couldn't be easier.

All you need to do to find an Instagram email is:

  1. Go to Instagram's mobile app
  2. Search the profile you want to contact
  3. Look for the 'contact' button in their bio
  4. Tap it, and a business email will be revealed

It looks like this:

And that's how you get an email from Instagram! If your app looks different, try updating to the latest version.

This method works just fine for finding emails one by one. If you want to do this at scale (hundreds, or even thousands of emails for outreach) then you need a better way.

2. Find Instagram emails in bulk with Modash

Modash is a great tool for finding influencers (and their Instagram email addresses) ready for outreach.

You can try it for free. Here’s the short version of how it works.

You create (or import) a list of Instagram profiles (it can be 1-2 profiles, or hundreds). Then, you can either grab emails one by one using the ‘unlock’ buttons, or export them all at once.

It works for most IG profiles, but is best suited for finding influencer emails.

This process also works similarly for finding YouTube channel emails and TikTok account emails.

Here's a little more detail on how Modash works.

Importing a list of Instagram profiles

If you already have a list of profiles ready, you can grab all their emails in 30 seconds. If you don't have a list yet, I'll show you in just a sec how to make one just as quickly.

After signing up to Modash, head to the 'Lists & contact details' section. There, you’ll see the option to import a .csv file.

Then, all you need to do is export the list again. Modash will search for emails, and output a new .csv with enriched data.

Find emails by creating a list of Instagram influencers

If you don't have a list ready to go, you can create one quickly using Modash. It has a database of every Instagram creator on the planet that has 1k+ followers, and you can apply filters to find the right people for your brand.

You can apply filters based on the influencer themselves (e.g. their location, follower count, engagement rate & more). Or, you can apply filters based on their audiences (e.g. where they're located + demographics).

In this example, I'm looking for fashion influencers with 10-100k followers, a minimum of 2% engagement rate, and an email available.

Optionally, I can layer more filters for the audience. Here, I've simply specified that at least 40% of their audience should be located in Germany.

And boom! I get an instant list of nearly 600 prospective Instagram influencers who match my criteria. From here, I can analyze the profiles and add the best ones to a shortlist, or simply bulk save them all to a list.

Then, you can follow the same steps above to export the emails in bulk.

3. Using a customizable Instagram email finder like PhantomBuster

Phantombuster is a great choice for finding Instagram emails. Phantombuster is an award-winning growth hacking tool that offers easy-to-use APIs for crawling sites like Instagram, Linkedin, Github and a lot more.

phantombuster instagram profile scraper

To find the email associated with Instagram, check out their Instagram scrapers.

Phantombuster has great tutorials on how to set up their little integrations, step by step, easy to follow and only take a few minutes.

One thing that’s easy to overlook when using Phantombuster is the fact that it is using your Instagram account to collect the data.

To avoid any problems with this make sure you’re following their guidelines in the tutorial and limit the number of accounts you pull as much as possible.

4. Just ask them

Sometimes, people simply choose not to disclose their email. In those cases, none of the legal methods above are going to be effective.

That said, most people who choose to hide their email do so to avoid spam. If you have something genuinely interesting to offer, they're likely to be open to it.

To open a line of communications, you can try:

  • Leaving comment(s) on their social posts
  • Sending a DM
  • Search their name on Google to see where else they have a presence
  • Join their mailing list, and see if there's any opportunity to reply

Be concise, offer value, and follow up. If you're genuinely offering value, you'll get replies.

5. Build your own Instagram email finder

Boris Sokolov wrote a really great piece on his experience building an Instagram email finder. He also included a couple of great memes.

Now, this assumes you have some spare engineering power (or, like any 10x marketer you can write code) to build an Instagram crawling and handle the work of making everything usable for the marketing team.

Boris highlighted a couple of the problems he faced here: but you should really read the article:

Instagram Email Finder — How to do cold outreach while increasing paid ROI by 3x - Boris Sokolov

The beauty of what Boris’s team created was that it went beyond just pulling data out of profiles and all the way through website links, comments and more. If you have the development chops, this is an exceptional way to find someone’s Instagram email.

 
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