Social Media Instagram How to See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Helpful tools for seeing unfollowers by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on April 17, 2020 reviewed by Jessica Kormos Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jessica Kormos is a writer and editor with 15 years' experience writing articles, copy, and UX content for Tecca.com, Rosenfeld Media, and many others. our review board Article reviewed on May 31, 2020 Jessica Kormos The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email Who unfollowed me on Instagram? It's a common question. The Instagram, app doesn't tell you who unfollows you when it happens. All you see is a decreasing number of followers, and you're left staring down at the app asking yourself, "Who unfollowed me?" There might be an app that can help with that. If you're wondering who your unfollowers are, you'll probably want to know about some of the third-party Instagram followers apps out there that can tell you who tapped that unfollow button on your profile. Most of these methods require an Android or iOS device. Make sure you're not confusing lost followers with Instagram-related issues. For example, when Instagram is down or experiencing some sort of problem, it could look like you're losing followers for a short time... only to find them right where they belong when Instagram's issues are resolved. 1:23 See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Who Unfollowed Me: The Manual Way 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 specific users. If you notice your follower count goes down, you can then investigate the "Following" lists of those specific 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. You're much better off using a tool that specializes in keeping track of your follows and unfollows. Instagram Limits Apps From Analyzing Followers Instagram has really cracked down on its API for privacy reasons, meaning that third-party unfollowers app developers are far more limited in how they're able to access users' followers. If you tried to use an app that claimed to show you who unfollowed you but noticed it doesn't work, these changes made to the Instagram API might explain why. There are, however, a few good third-party apps out there that can still help you out. Here are three different ones that connect to your Instagram account and tell you some useful information about your followers (and unfollowers). Follow Meter Follow Meter is an app gives you insights about your Instagram popularity, unfollowers, secret admirers and ghost followers. Once downloaded and installed to your iOS or Android device, you'll be asked to sign in to your Instagram account through the app. Your dashboard will show you your unfollowers along with new followers, users who aren't following you back and users who you're not following back. Some features are only accessible with in-app purchases, but according to some of the reviews, Follow Meter has done well to adapt to the changes with the Instagram API, allowing users to still see who unfollowed them. Download For: iOS Android Followers Tracker Pro Followers Tracker Pro might have "pro" in its name, but it's free to download and start using right away (with in-app purchases for extra features). This app functions as a simple follower/following tracker with a clean and intuitive interface. See followers you gained, followers you lost, unfollowers (users who aren't following you back), and deleted likes and comments at a glance. Just tap on the Lost Followers tab to see a list of your unfollowers. You can even dig deeper into your followers by checking out your "ghosts," seeing who's posting nearby, tracking your average likes per photo and so much more. The app is updated very regularly (multiple times per month), which is a good sign because it's more likely to function properly as it integrates with the Instagram app. Download For: iOS Follow Cop If you're an Android user looking for a seriously elegant follower tracking app, Follow Cop is absolutely worth checking out. This app lets you see unfollowers (users who don't follow you back), users who recently unfollowed you, ghost followers, top likers and more. Since the app only shows you unfollowed you most recently, you'll want to make sure to check your unfollowers regularly. Of these unfollowers, you'll also be able to see if you do or don't follow them. Follow Cop also lets you manage your followers more easily than doing it through the Instagram app. You can do mass unfollows of up to 15 users, use filters to find fake followers and connect up to three Instagram accounts at a time to use with the app. The free version supports 15 unfollows at a time, but you can repeat that process as many times as you want. To unfollow 200 users at once, you have to pay. Download For: Android What to Do When You See Who Unfollowed You Once you've used any of the above apps to see your unfollowers on Instagram, it's then up to you to decide whether you should try and get those followers back, or simply forgive and forget them. If you choose to try to get them to come back, 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 and brand builders, retaining followers and customers is usually pretty important and these apps can be invaluable in maintaining your social following.