If you use Instagram frequently you may have noticed that Instagram doesn’t notify you whenever someone unfollows you. While you do get follow notifications, the only way you can tell someone unfollowed you is if you keep a close look on your follower counter and notice it go down. Even then there is no way of knowing who unfollowed you unless you investigate further. You can do this by scrolling through your follower list and figuring out who doesn’t follow you anymore. Or you can simply look up someone’s name in your follower list to check if they still follow you. This process can take a while and you may not even figure out who unfollowed you. The only way of getting a notification every time someone unfollows you is by using a third-party app for Instagram. In this article, we show you how to find out who unfollowed you on Instagram using a third-party app.
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Use a third-party app to find out who unfollowed you on Instagram
Firstly, you should know that once you log in to a third-party app it gets access to all of your Instagram data. It may even ask permission to access your phone’s gallery and location. There is always a certain risk involved while using third-party apps as they may sell your personal data to advertisers, or worse, be vulnerable to data breaches, putting your account’s security at risk. We suggest you exercise caution while using these apps.
Secondly, you cannot retroactively check who unfollowed you on Instagram by installing a third-party app. You will only get unfollow notifications from the time you start using the app. That being in mind, there are a few third-party apps, like ‘Followers & Unfollowers’ and ‘Follow Meter’, that will notify you every time someone unfollows you. Here’s how you can set it up.
Step 1: Download the ‘Followers & Unfollowers’ app from the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Open the app and log in using your Instagram credentials.
Step 3: Open the side menu and select ‘Recent Unfollowers’.
You will be able to see the accounts that unfollowed you recently.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any way to find out who unfollowed me on Instagram?
You can find out who unfollowed you on Instagram only by using a third-party app. The official Instagram app does not notify you whenever you get unfollowed by someone.
Are third-party Instagram apps safe to use?
Third-party Instagram apps aren’t always safe to use as they are vulnerable to data breaches and may even sell your personal data to advertisers.
Why did I lose a lot of Instagram followers all of a sudden?
Instagram routinely clears its servers of all the bot accounts. So if you had a lot of bot accounts following you, they may have been deleted by Instagram and your follower count went down drastically as a result.