How to See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram

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When you lose followers on Instagram, the app doesn't tell you who it was or when it happened. Luckily, you have at least a few good third-party solutions.

The most basic way to check to see who unfollowed you on Instagram is to do it manually by staying on top of your exact follower count and then investigate the "Following" lists of other users to verify whether or not they're still following you. This is obviously very time-consuming and impractical work, especially when you have a lot of followers that fluctuates regularly.

If you notice your follower count go down and are left wondering who decided to unfollow you for whatever reason, there are ways you can track it right down to the exact users who decided to leave. If you can find out who unfollowed you, you can try to interact with them a little and potentially win them back again as followers.

Unfortunately, you can't do this with the Instagram app alone. Here are three different third-party apps that connect to your Instagram account and are able to track and tell you exactly who hit that unfollow button.


Screenshot of the unfollowgram website.
Screenshot, unfollowgram.

The simplest tool to use to see who unfollowed you on Instagram is one that was created for just that, and that alone. It's called Unfollowgram. All you have to do is allow it to connect to your Instagram to instantly get a glimpse of who unfollowed you.

When you have your Instagram account connected, Unfollowgram will ask you for your email address and then it will take you to your own dashboard with instructions on how it works. It will start tracking anyone who unfollows you from that point onward, and all you have to do is sign in or click the Check button in the top right corner to get your most up-to-date stats.

There's also a menu of options along the top that you can look at if you want to get specific about a mutual following. So, in addition to seeing who unfollowed you, you can look at who doesn't follow you back, and who you don't follow back.

Unfollowgram is not an app and can only be accessed on the regular web, but it's been optimized for mobile web browsing so you don't have to always jump on a real computer just to check out who unfollowed you.


Instafollow screenshot
Screenshot, iTunes.

InstaFollow is an iOS app that you can download to your mobile device and connect to your Instagram account. It's primarily used to track follower stats and insights for users, media, and engagement.

When you use InstaFollow to find new people to follow and have others follow you, such as through S4S, it will show you a summary of all your follower stats on the main tab, including new followers, lost followers, followers who don't follow you back, followers you don't follow back and followers who blocked you.

You can tap the Have Unfollowed Me option to see a detailed list of usernames and even a follow button for each user in case you want to follow them to try and see if that will encourage them to follow you again.

If you have blocked someone, by the way, and want to unblock them, it's pretty easy to do.


Screenshot of the Statusbrew website.
Screenshot, Statusbrew.

Statusbrew is a premium social media optimization tool that you can use for free with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. All you have to do is sign up for a free account to check it out and give the tool permission to connect to your Instagram so you can see which users you lost as followers.

Once you've signed up and connected your account, you'll be shown your dashboard. Click Audiencewhich is located on the box with your Instagram handle and profile photo. On the next tab, you'll see a sidebar on the left. Click New Unfollowers. You will see who unfollowed you.

You'll probably notice that nothing will be shown to you if you're asked to upgrade to premium. Your free account only includes basic social media optimization features and, unfortunately, seeing who unfollowed you on Instagram is not one of them.

If you do decide to upgrade, you'll quickly learn that one of the most convenient things about this tool is that it allows you to subscribe to get updates by email instantly whenever somebody unfollows you – but only if you're willing to pay for a premium subscription.

You can set this up by accessing your settings from the left menu, clicking on Preferences, navigating to the subscriptions tab and then choosing the monthly plan you want.

What to Do When You See Who Unfollowed You

Once you've used any of the above services to see who has unfollowed you on Instagram, it's then up to you to decide whether you should try and get those followers back, or forgive and forget them. If you choose to try to re-engage them, you'll have to put a bit of time and energy into liking their posts, commenting on them and possibly even following them.

For businesses, retaining followers and customers is usually pretty important. If you want to see how you can increase your following on Instagram, check out some of these tips.

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