How to find & unfollow Instagram users who don’t follow you back

Published on 2022/01/30 |

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When it comes to social media, there is an unspoken rule:

One hand washes the other. Adding people to your following list without seeing an equal increase in people following you can be frustrating, especially if you’re keen to grow your brand and carve out a reputation.

If you’re not getting the same amount of attention to posts as you’re giving out, you’d be wise to walk away from some connections and find those who are more likely to return the favor, show your posts some love, and nurture the friendship.

In this article, we’ll show you how to unfollow Instagram users who don’t follow back.

Some Instagram users go as far as deploying the follow-unfollow strategy. They will follow you and then covertly unfollow you after you’ve followed back. Finding such users and unfollowing them can be an excellent way to clean up your account.

Let’s see how you can go about it.

Instagram has made it easy to unfollow anyone on your following list if they don’t follow back. You can do so either from your following list or the user’s profile.

This approach allows you to find and unfollow those who haven’t followed back without leaving your profile. Here’s how:

If the user isn’t on the list, you can conveniently open your Following list and click on the “Unfollow” button next to their name. If you do that, you’ll no longer see their posts in your Feed.

By default, Instagram shows a list of accounts you frequently interact with and a separate list of the accounts that rarely appear on your Feed. Therefore, concentrating on the latter can be a good strategy if you want to find out whether someone has followed back.

That said, someone being in the “least interacted with” category doesn’t mean they haven’t followed back. The user may be in that category simply because they haven’t been active on Instagram.

The problem with this approach is that you may have to memorize the user’s name you’re searching for before scrolling down the list.
If you don’t want to memorize names and keep going back and forth between your following list and followers list to single out those that haven’t followed back, you can conveniently open their profile and find out if your name is on their following list.

Here’s how:

If your name isn’t on the list, then that user hasn’t followed back.

One of the most daunting tasks on Instagram is manually unfollowing people who don’t follow back, especially if you’ve got thousands of followers. It can be time-consuming to click through the profiles of everyone you’re following in search of users who haven’t returned the favor. Luckily, numerous third-party tools can help you automate this process.

Let’s see how the most popular tools work:

Some people like the “follow for follow, then unfollow” dance. They might even populate their Feed with “follow for follow” posts in an attempt to win you over, only to unfollow you after you’ve started following them. This can be unpleasant, annoying and can stunt the growth of your brand.

With Combin, you can instantly detect accounts that haven’t followed back and even unfollow them as a whole.

Here’s how this works:

Followers-Unfollowers is a free tool that helps you identify Instagram users who haven’t followed back. It comes with a clean and intuitive user interface that gives you a comprehensive overview of your account in seconds. You also get notifications when someone begins following or unfollows you.

As soon as you install the app, you’re required to log in with your Instagram credentials. After that, the app automatically generates user stats for your account. That includes a list of your followers, those that have unfollowed you, as well as users you haven’t followed back yourself. You can unfollow one user at a time, but you can also mass unfollow many accounts at the touch of a button.

The app has garnered over 5 million downloads on Google Play, which goes to show just how widespread its usage is. These numbers also probably indicate the amount of trust the app enjoys in an otherwise overcrowded market.

It’s also important to note that Instagram’s terms of use are quite stringent, and any action considered inauthentic can put your account at risk of closure or suspension. The use of third-party apps to bulk-unfollow users is particularly risky, so unfollowing users one at a time is recommended.

Here are some more answers to your questions about Instagram followers.

As opposed to the methods we’ve listed above you can also filter the list of people you’re following. But, you can’t filter your followers unfortunately.

If you want to filter the list of people you’re following you can head over to your profile, tap on Following, and tap on the dual arrow icon in the upper right-hand corner next to Sorted by Default.

Next, you can select one of the options to sort by date. Tap the option next to Latest or Earliest.

Among your following list, you’ll also find the hashtags you follow too. Perhaps it’s time to clean up your list a bit. Open your Following list and type ‘#‘ in the search bar. Here, you’ll see a few of the hashtags you’re following, tap them.

On this new page you can tap Following next to any of the hashtags you wish to unfollow.

Then, tap Unfollow.


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