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How to Unfollow Users on Instagram Who Don’t Follow You Back

Do you want to unfollow Instagram users who don’t follow you back?

It’s frustrating whenever someone unfollows you because it negatively affects your followers/following ratio.

Moreover, some people follow you and immediately unfollows after you have followed them back.

This is also know as the follow/unfollow strategy.

Basically, this strategy is all about following a bunch of people and unfollowing them as soon as they follow you back.

To get rid of people who use this strategy, you’ll need to constantly check who unfollows you or are not following you back.

Read on to find out how to check these unfollowers and unfollow them.

How to Unfollow Users On Instagram Who Don’t Follow You Back

So, how do you unfollow users on Instagram who don’t follow you back?

To unfollow users on Instagram who don’t follow you back, you can either use a third-party app or manually find and unfollow these users (based on their followers/following list).

A third-party app is usually what you want to go for because it’s not cumbersome as compared to manually finding and unfollowing users who don’t follow you back.

That being said, here’s how you can utilize both of these methods.

1. Use a third-party app

Using a third-party app is the best way you can find users who unfollowed you recently or are not following you back.

There are multiple third-party apps that are generally safe to use on the App Store/Google Play.

Here are some of these apps that tracks unfollowers/users that are not following you back.

1.1 Who Unfollow Me On Instagram 

Who unfollowed me on Instagram

Who Unfollow Me On Instagram – App Store

This app claims to be the fastest and most accurate analytics tool for Instagram.

It allows you to track gained and lost followers, people you follow but they don’t follow you back, who deleted comments from your posts, and more.

It has a 4.5 star rating on the App Store with over 4,600 reviews.

1.2 Followers Track for Instagram!

Followers tracker

Followers Track for Instagram! – App Store

A quick and accurate follower analytics for Instagram.

You can check you unfollowed you, who isn’t following you back, who recently followed you, and more.

This app has a 4.3 star rating with over 79,000 reviews.

1.3 Followers & Unfollowers

Unfollowers tracker

Followers & Unfollowers – Google Play

Check insights on your Instagram profile.

Its key features are checking people who don’t follow you back, mutual followers, and people that follow you but you are not following back on Instagram.

It has a 4 star rating on Google Play with over 130,000 reviews.

How do you use these third-party apps?

These third-party apps are fairly easy to use.

If you’re looking to unfollow Instagram users who don’t follow you back, simply navigate to the tab on the app that says, “are not following back/not following me”.

Do not unfollow users directly from these third-party apps or you will be action blocked!

Third-party apps allow you to unfollow users at a much faster rate. So, Instagram’s algorithm will think that you’re a bot and block you.

Instead, search for the username(s) of those people on the Instagram app and manually unfollow them from there.

Make sure to unfollow people in intervals of 5 to 10 minutes to prevent being action blocked.

Typically, this feature is completely free in most Instagram analytics apps.

Paid features are usually ghost followers (users who don’t like or comment on any of your posts), blockers, most engaged followers, etc.

Are third-party apps safe to use?

Generally, these third-party apps that are in the App Store/Google Play are safe to use.

These apps go through a manual review before getting published on the stores so your data is being stored securely.

However, if you want to be extra-cautious, you can revoke access from these third-party applications after you have used them.

Here’s how you can do this.

Navigate to your Instagram profile > menu > apps and websites > remove.

Additionally (for an extra level of security), you can change your Instagram password which will immediately log you out from all third-party applications or websites.

2. Manually find and unfollow users that are not following you back

Unfollow users Instagram

The second but more intensive way you can unfollow Instagram users who don’t follow you back is by manually searching for them.

Here’s how it works in three steps.

Let’s say you’re following @user1 on Instagram and you want to find out whether he’s following you as well.

1. Simply navigate to his following list and search for your username.

2. If your profile appears on the search result in his following list, then he is also following you. So there is no need to unfollow him.

3. However, if you search for your username but it does not appear on his following list, then he isn’t following you. If that’s the case, you should unfollow him.

This is a more time consuming way you can find people that are not following you back, so I wouldn’t recommend using it.

Instead, use a third-party app to track users that are not following you back.

It’s far easier to find and unfollow users that way.

How do you mass unfollow on Instagram?

Here’s another question that might arise whenever you’re unfollowing people.

Who do you mass unfollow on Instagram?

The short answer is, you can utilize the “Least Interacted With” feature to mass unfollow users on Instagram without getting action blocked.

Over the years, Instagram’s algorithm has became more and more advanced.

In the past, you could get away with unfollowing hundreds of users without getting action blocked.

However, if you try and unfollow a bunch of users using a third-party app or even manually, you will be action blocked.

And the action block can last for hours, 24 hours, or even days — which is very obstructive.

Instagram recently released the “Least Interacted With” feature to selected people.

You can use this feature to unfollow 200 users a day without getting action blocked because Instagram is still testing it.

If you want to learn more about mass unfollowing, this article “How to Unfollow People On Instagram Fast” is for you.

What do do if you are blocked from unfollowing

Another common issue that might arise from unfollowing people is that you will be action blocked.

Here’s the thing, Instagram is trying to mitigate bots, automation and spam on their platform.

Hence, if you unfollow too many users at once, Instagram might think that you’re a bot and block you from unfollowing.

Moreover, your following list might be disabled as well (if you unfollowed users from it).

If you do get action blocked, you’ll have to wait several hours, 24 hours, or more for it to be lifted ⁠— there is no other option.

Further reading (related articles)

> Hot ? How to Unfollow People On Instagram Fast

> Couldn’t Load Users on Instagram (How to Fix)

> Instagram Action Blocked: How to Fix And Prevent It?

Conclusion

If you want to unfollow users who don’t follow you back on Instagram, there are two ways to go about it.

Using a third-party app or manually find users who are not following you back.

I’d highly recommend using a third-party app because you can not only track users who are not following you back, but you can also track unfollowers, ghost followers, and more.

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