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How to find and unfollow Instagram users who aren’t following you back

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Social media is a multifaceted medium. One hand is better than the other. It can be frustrating to add people to your follow list and not see an equal increase in your followers. This is especially true if you want to build your brand and establish a reputation.

If your posts aren’t getting as much attention than you give them, it’s a good idea to cut ties with some people and seek out those who will be more open to sharing their love and support you.

This article will show you how to unfollow users on Instagram who haven’t followed back.

How to Unfollow Instagram Users who don’t follow you back

Some Instagram users even go so far as to use the follow-unfollow strategy. They’ll follow you, then secretly unfollow you once you’ve responded. This is a great way to clean your account.

Let’s find out how we can help you.

How to manually find users who don’t follow you back on Instagram

Instagram makes it easy to unfollow someone from your following list, even if they don’t follow you back. You can either unfollow the user from their profile or your following list.

Unfollow Users from Your Followers List

This allows you to unfollow people who don’t follow back, without having to leave your profile. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to your Followers List by opening your profile
  2. Scroll down to see if the user’s name appears.

You can click the “Unfollow” button next the name of a user that isn’t already on your Following list to remove them from it. You’ll be unable to see their posts in the Feed if you do this.

Instagram defaults to showing you a list with accounts you interact with frequently and another list that appears less often on your Feed. If you are looking to see if someone has followed you back, it is a good idea to focus on the latter.

However, just because someone is in the “least interacted” category does not mean that they haven’t been following back. This user might be in this category because they haven’t been active on Instagram.

This approach has a problem: you might need to remember the name of the user you are searching for before you can scroll down the list.

Unfollowing Users from Their Profile

You don’t have to remember names or keep going back and forth between the following list and followers lists to find people you’ve followed back. Instead, you can easily open their profile to see if you’re on their list. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Following list by visiting the profile of the user you are interested in.
  2. Scroll down to find your name. To perform a quick search, you can tap the search bar at top of the page and enter your name.

If your name doesn’t appear on the list, it means that this user hasn’t followed you back.

How to use a third-party service to find users who don’t follow back

It can be difficult to unfollow people on Instagram who haven’t followed you back. You may have thousands of followers, so it can be especially challenging. It can take a lot of time to go through all the profiles of people you follow in order to find those who have not returned the favor. This can be automated with many third-party tools.

Let’s take a look at how some of the most well-known tools work.


Some people love the “follow forfollow, then unfollow” dance. In an effort to win your attention, they might populate your Feed with “followforfollow” posts to try to win you over. However, you will be unfollowed once you have started following them. This can be annoying, frustrating, and can hinder your brand’s growth.

Combin allows you to instantly identify accounts that haven’t been followed back, and even unfollow them all.

This is how it works:

  1. Get the Mix app, and install it on your Mac, Windows, or Linux.
  2. Launch the app after installation and log in to your account using your Instagram credentials.
  3. Choose “Users” in the navigation menu to the left.
  4. Click on “Following” to display the list of users you are following.
  5. Click on “Not Following.” This will display a list of people who haven’t followed your back.
  6. Click on the circle box next to the user’s name to unfollow them. Then, click on “Unfollow”.
  7. Click on “Select All” to unfollow all users. Then click “Unfollow.”


Followers-Unfollowers is a free tool that helps you identify Instagram users who haven’t followed back. The interface is simple and intuitive, giving you an instant overview of your account. Notifications are sent when someone follows you or unfollows.

After installing the app, you will need to log in using your Instagram credentials. The app will automatically generate user stats for you. This includes a list with your followers and those who have unfollowed, as well users that you haven’t followed back. Not only can you unfollow one person at a time but you can also mass-unfollow multiple accounts with the click of a button.

Google Play has downloaded the app over 5 million times, which shows how popular it is. These numbers probably reflect the trust that the app has in a market already saturated with apps.

You should also be aware that Instagram has strict terms and your account could be closed or suspended for any inauthentic actions. It is highly risky to use third-party apps for bulk unfollowing. Therefore, it is recommended that you only follow one user at a time.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

These are more questions you might have about Instagram followers.

Is it possible to filter my Instagram followers?

You can filter your list of followers using the same methods as the ones we have already mentioned. Unfortunately, however, you cannot filter your followers.

To filter the people you follow, you can go to your profile and tap on Following. Next to Sorted By default, you will see a dual arrow icon in upper right-hand corner.

Next, choose one of the options for sorting by date. Select Latest, Earliest.

How can I unfollow hashtags

You’ll find your hashtags in the list of people you follow. Maybe it’s time for you to tidy up your following list. Type # in the search box to open your Following list. You’ll be able to see some of the hashtags that you are following. Tap them.

You can tap Follow at the bottom of any hashtags you want to unfollow. Then, tap Unfollow.


How often do Instagram users you unfollow? Which approach do you prefer? Please let us know your preference in the comments below.

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