How to Remove Followers from Instagram

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 12 June 2024
  • 8 mins read

Have you ever noticed a strange follower on your Instagram profile? You are not alone. 

While a high follower count may appear to be the ultimate status symbol, quality may surpass the numbers. 

Fortunately, Instagram allows you to manage your follower base. This post will reveal the keys to eliminating unwanted followers, allowing you to manage who views your carefully organized feed.

3 Smart Ways to Remove Followers from Instagram

If you want to keep particular people from reading your Instagram content, the simplest option is to make your account private and approve everyone who wishes to follow you. 

Also, even with a private account, you may want to block specific people who no longer want to see your content. 

The good news is that Instagram allows you to remove followers without notifying them. Here are the two ways to do so.

  1. From Followers List

On the Instagram mobile app, follow the steps below to remove a following from your Followers list or the individual's profile. 

Step 1: Open Instagram on an iOS or Android device.

Step 2: On the app's homepage, tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner.

On the app's homepage, tap the profile icon

Step 3: Tap on Followers at the top of your profile page.

Tap on Followers at the top of your profile page

Step 4: Scroll down to find the person you wish to unfollow or search for at the top of the page. To find a follower, select the categories Accounts You Don't Follow Back or Least Interacted With at the top.

Step 5: Select the word Remove next to the person you want to unfollow. 

Select the word Remove next to the person

Step 6: Click Remove again in the pop-up.

Click Remove again
  1. From Follower's Profile

The other way of removing your Instagram followers from your account is to remove them by getting onto their profiles. To achieve this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on an iOS or Android device.

Step 2: Navigate to the follower's profile you wish to unfollow, either by searching for their account, scrolling through your followers list, or touching the name of an account on your timeline.

Step 3: On their profile page, tap the three horizontal dots icon in the upper right corner.

tap the three horizontal dots icon

Step 4: From the pop-up menu, choose Remove Follower.

choose Remove Follower

Step 5: In the following pop-up, select Remove again.

select Remove again
  1. By Using Desktop

Removing an unwanted Instagram Follower using a browser on your laptop or desktop is just as straightforward as doing it on your mobile device. The procedure is relatively similar; merely follow these procedures.

Step 1: Log into Instagram using your preferred browser.

Step 2: To access your profile, click on "Profile" on the left side of the screen.

To access your profile, click on "Profile"

Step 3: Click on the "Followers" tab present at the top of your profile.

Click on the "Followers" tab

Step 4: Either search or scroll to the follower you want to remove.

Step 5: Click on the Remove button in front of the profile name. A pop up window will appear after clicking on the remove button.

Click on the Remove button

Step 6: Click Remove again on the pop window to confirm the deletion of the follower from your account.

Click Remove again on the pop window

Making your Instagram private provides some control, but it is crucial to note that it does not ensure complete privacy. There are still security concerns to address. 

Even approved followers may share screenshots of your postings, and unscrupulous actors might exploit information from your profile (such as your location or activities) to conduct phishing attacks or data theft. 

This is where PurePrivacy, a comprehensive privacy solution, comes in.

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PurePrivacy addresses this issue in several ways, including blocking invasive trackers that watch your online behavior and providing a data removal service that assists you in removing your information from data broker websites, thereby minimizing the quantity of personal data circulating the internet.

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PurePrivacy employs a zero-knowledge proof technique to ensure your login information is never kept or accessed. This means that PurePrivacy cannot see your password, protecting you from external breaches and internal misuse.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What happens if I remove a follower from my Instagram?


    The follower will be unfollowed from your account without prior notice. It can take them some time to realize they are no longer following you. If your account is private, the removed follower must request a new follower.

  • Can I remove several followers at once from Instagram?


    Unfortunately, Instagram does not allow you to unfollow several followers at once. You must remove them one by one using the methods described above.

  • How can I spot a scam or unwanted followers?


    Here are some indications that a follower may be phony or unwanted:
    They utilize a generic username or profile image.
    They have extremely few posts and followers.
    They add spammy or irrelevant comments to your postings.
    Instagram may also submit some followers for review by marking them as "Suggested for removal."

  • Is it possible to block someone after removing them as a follower?


    Yes, you may block someone after deleting them as follows: This prevents them from following you again, viewing your stuff, or messaging you.

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Keep Your Instagram Feed Tidy!

Removing unwanted Instagram followers is a simple process that can be completed in a few steps. 

Whether you find them through your following list or their profile, Instagram gives you the tools to manage your audience and create a more positive and engaging online experience.