How to Check Who Unfollowed You on Instagram

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to check if someone unfollowed you

If someone you follow on Instagram unfollows you, it can be pretty disheartening. After all, you thought you had a good thing going with this person – but apparently not.

It’s important not to take it too personally, though. There could be any number of reasons why they unfollowed you, and it’s likely that it has nothing to do with you as a person. Maybe they’re just trying to declutter their feed, or maybe they follow too many people and need to cut back.

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If you are looking for confirmation whether they unfollowed you on Instagram or not, you can check it manually.

Check Your Followers List

Step 1:

Open the Instagram app and tap on your “Profile icon” at the bottom.

tap profile icon

Step 2:

Tap on “Followers” on your profile.

tap followers

Step 3:

Use the search bar to find a person’s profile or visit thoroughly your follower list. If you can’t locate someone on the follower list, they aren’t following you.

Enter name initial

Check the Following List of Other User’s profile

Step 1:

Go to the person’s profile using the Instagram search bar.

insta search bar

Step 2:

Once you are on their profile, tap on “Following.”

Tap following

Step 3:

Search your user name. If you can’t find your account in their following list, they have stopped following you.

Search your name

Use a Third-Party App to Know Who has Unfollowed You

The third party can also determine who unfollowed you and have all the basic analytics that your original Instagram account has. 

They are only able to see who followed & unfollowed you once you install a third-party app. 

Also Read: How To Turn Off Likes On Instagram From Other People & Businesses?

However, these apps contain ads and might not work at times. 

Here are the following apps you can use to check who unfollowed you.

  • Follower & unfollowed
  • Followmeter


How many people can you follow on Instagram?

You can follow 7500 people on Instagram; the company set this limit to avoid spam. If you try to follow more than this limit, you see an error message.

Why can’t I follow someone on Instagram?

You might have crossed Instagram’s set limit of following (7500 people). Make sure you are obliging this limit, or you can update your app to remove errors.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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