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How to see who follows and unfollows you on Instagram

You can find out who unfollowed you, but you'll have to ask them if you want to know why.

Published onDecember 8, 2023

If you care about your follower count on Instagram, it can be disappointing when someone unfollows you. Perhaps they unfollowed you because they haven’t seen you in a long time, or maybe it’s something else? Whatever the case, Instagram won’t alert you when you are unfollowed, so you must take extra steps to figure out who unfollowed you. Here’s how to see who unfollowed you on Instagram.


To see who unfollowed you on Instagram, download and install Followmeter (Android | iOS). Log into your Instagram account in Followmeter to view your account's follower activity.


How to see who unfollowed you on Instagram

Checking a user’s Following list

By visiting a user’s Instagram profile, you can manually check to see if they follow you or not. Of course, you will need to know whether or not they ever followed you in the first place to determine if they unfollowed you.

Start by visiting the Instagram profile of the user in question. You can do this by tapping the magnifying glass-shaped search button in the bottom toolbar and then typing their username in the search bar.

searching for the user who follows or unfollows you
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On their profile, press the number in the top right above Following. If they follow you, your account will appear at the top of this list.

example of a user that is following you
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Example of someone who has not unfollowed you.

If that Instagram user is not following you — meaning they never followed you in the first place or ended up unfollowing you — then your profile will not appear in their Following list at all.

Checking your own Followers list

To check your own Followers list, go to your Instagram profile. Here, Instagram allows you to see the total number of people that follow you and all of the accounts that follow you.

go to your profile and open the Followers list on Instagram
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Within your follower list, type the name or username of the person you think unfollowed you in the Search field at the top. If their profile appears, they still follow you; if they have unfollowed you, it will say No users found in the results.

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Utilizing a third-party app

The other way to see who unfollowed you on Instagram is to use a third-party app like Followmeter. You must grant the app access to your Instagram account by logging in. After that, Followmeter will keep track of all the following activity that goes on with your account.

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Open the Followmeter app (Android | iOS), then press the Unfollowers button to check who recently unfollowed you.

opening followmeter and interface overview
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Instagram allows you to unfollow a maximum of two hundred accounts per day.

The best way to do this would be to mute that user. You can decide what you want to see from them for as long as you want.

You can use a third-party app to see who blocked you on Instagram.