Can’t see your following list on Instagram or it just wouldn’t load? Many people encounter this problem because of a couple of reasons.
And just a heads up — Instagram isn’t down.
The issue is from your end.
Why Can’t I See My Following List on Instagram?
Here’s a couple of reasons why your following list isn’t loading.
These reasons indicate why you can’t see your following list so that you won’t be surprised the next time it happens.
1. You’ve most likely unfollowed too many people at one go.
Instagram will disable your following list if you unfollow a bunch of users consecutively. This is because its algorithm will interpret that either you’re a bot or you’re abusing the unfollow feature.
2. You’re using a third-party app to unfollow users.
If you’re utilizing third-party applications to unfollow users, there’s a high chance that your following list will be disabled. Third-party applications allow you to unfollow users at a faster rate.
Hence, you should stop using third-party applications to unfollow users.
Fix: ‘Why Can’t I See My Following List on Instagram?’
Unfortunately, there isn’t a manual way to get the following list to be visible again.
The only way to get it to show again is to wait it out.
Your following list will be re-enabled after some time, up to 24 hours. In the meantime, you should continue using Instagram normally (e.g. liking, commenting).
The temporary block could last for an hour, several hours or more.
But don’t worry, your following list will eventually be re-enabled again.
How am I supposed to unfollow users then?
Use the search function on Instagram to manually find the user that you want to unfollow and unfollow them if you can’t view your following list.
Try not to unfollow users directly from your following list.
Tips to not get your following list disabled
It’s really frustrating to get your following list disabled because it’s harder to unfollow users without it.
Ultimately, it’s better to prevent the block than to wait it out whenever it happens.
Hence, here are a couple of tips to prevent your following list from ever disabling again.
1. Stop unfollowing a large number of people at one go
You should never unfollow users from your following list simultaneously. Instead, unfollow users in intervals.
If you unfollow a large number of people at one go, Instagram will think that you are a bot and disable your following list.
Instagram’s goal is to mitigate spam and automation, and unfollowing a large number of people is spam, even if you’re doing it manually.
2. Stop using third-party apps to unfollow users
Manually unfollow users (by searching for their username on the Instagram app) instead of using third-party apps.
Third-party apps enables you to follow users at a faster rate.
Hence, Instagram’s algorithm will think that you’re a bot and block you.
The right way to unfollow users
If you want to unfollow users effectively without getting your follower list disabled, you’ll have to unfollow others in intervals.
Additionally, you should incorporate these two things:
Unfollow a maximum of 5 to 10 users per minute from your following list.
Manually search for a person’s username to unfollow them.
Further reading (related articles)
Here are some related articles that you might be interested in.
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> Instagram Couldn’t Create Thread (How to Fix) – How to fix the direct message action block.
> Your Post Goes Against Our Community Guidelines Instagram (How to Fix) – Did one of your posts got taken down by mistake? Read this article to learn why.
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