On Instagram, we need to follow people in order to make them a part of our feed, which we check 8 to 12 times a day on average. So, when we follow someone, we usually pick people we like. But, likes and dislikes may change and you may have to unfollow on Instagram.
Why You Might Have to Unfollow Someone…
As every account on Instagram, a real human being, anything might change
in the nick of time. You might follow someone so fun, and now you may think
that they are not that much fun
anymore. Or you may need to unfollow some ex-lover. Or someone gets creepy.
No matter what is bothering you, unfollowing someone is always an
excellent first choice. It purges disturbance from your Instagram feed, and it
might be the solution you are looking for.
How to Unfollow Someone: in 6 Steps
It is as simple as following someone on Instagram. All you need to do is
to actually have someone you follow and then follow these quick steps:
- Open Instagram.
- Tap on the tiny magnifying glass.
- Search the username of the undesired profile by using the search bar.
- Find the person you wish to unfollow and tap on their name.
- Then in there, tap on the logo of a person with a checkmark next to it.
- And done! You unfollow the user you don’t want to follow anymore!
So, this will suffice if you wish to unfollow people one-by-one, but if
you need to unfollow many people at once, you need to know how to mass unfollow on Instagram.
Can You Mass Unfollow on Instagram?
While Instagram’s unfollowing system is simple enough, it is very
time-consuming to unfollow each person individually. So, if you wish to mass
unfollow, you need to use 3rd party apps that will aid you in this quest:
Probably the most helpful app on this matter if you are an iOS user. You can click this App Store link to download it. It is free to download and use.
It is practically the InstaClean of Android users. You can download it on your Android device by clicking this Google Play Store link.
Can You Unfollow Someone on Instagram Without Them Knowing?
On Instagram, if the person you are unfollowing doesn’t use a third-party
app, they won’t get a notification or anything so unfollowing is safe, although
if they check their follower list, they will actually be able to see that you
So, if you do not really have to unfollow on Instagram, you can always mute them. To do this:
- Find a post of the
person you wish to mute.
- Tap on the three
- Tap on mute, and you are all done.
So, with this out of the way, let’s check some questions we usually get.
Unfollowing People on Instagram: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If you unfollow
someone on Instagram, can they see your pictures?
A: The answer is yes.
As they will not unfollow you automatically when you unfollow them, they will
keep seeing your pictures. If you don’t want them to see your pictures, you
need to block them, or “B/UNB” them. See the 3rd question for further
Q: What happens
when you unfollow someone on Instagram?
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A: Not much. The
person you unfollowed isn’t going to unfollow you too as they won’t get a
notification. So, until they realize that you cut them off they will keep
following you and be able to interact with your posts, but you will no longer
see them on your feed.
Q: Can you make
someone unfollow you on Instagram?
A: Well, you can
always ask them… But it will be
full of drama, and nobody wants that. So, there’s an effective method called B/UNB, which stands for “Block/Unblock.”
The method works like this:
- You block the unwanted person.
- Then you instantly unblock them.
- This will make them unfollow you without even knowing
but as a side effect you will unfollow them at the same time too.
This is by far the most used method of making people unfollow you, but if you really like the drama, you can always go and try the asking kindly method.
So, there you have it, folks, this is How You Unfollow Someone on Instagram. I hope it was helpful and
fun to read.
See you soon in the next article!