If you are like to keep your social media activity private, you may have thought of removing some followers from your Instagram. Once you’ve removed a follower, they cannot see your posts if your profile is set to private. If they send you a DM, it will show up in the ‘Requests’ folder instead of your Inbox. In this article, we’ll show you how to remove a follower on Instagram.
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Here’s how you can remove a follower on Instagram
Step 1: Go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture at the bottom right of your screen.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Followers’.
Step 3: You will notice a ‘Remove’ option next to every follower. Search for the follower you want to remove and tap ‘Remove’.
The follower will be removed from your profile. Removing a follower does not send them any notification telling them they’ve been removed. You can only remove one follower at a time.
Remove a follower by visiting their profile
Step 1: Visit the profile of the person you want to remove as a follower.
Step 2: Tap on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select ‘Remove follower’.
Remove a follower by soft blocking them
Another way to remove an Instagram follower is by soft blocking them. ‘Soft blocking’ is when you block a person and immediately unblock them. Doing this will remove them from your follower list on Instagram. It will also remove you as their follower (if you are following their profile, to begin with). Here’s how you can go about it.
Step 1: Visit the profile of the person you want to remove from your follower list.
Step 2: Tap the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Block’.
Step 4: Now tap the ellipses again and select ‘Unblock’.
The person will be removed from your follower list.
Use a third-party tool to remove multiple Instagram followers at once
Sick of countless bots and fake profiles following you on Instagram? It can get tedious to remove them individually. Unfortunately, there is no native way to remove multiple followers on Instagram at once. You will have to rely on third-party tools for this task. SpamGuard is an excellent tool for this purpose. This app scans your Instagram followers for bots, commercial profiles, inactive profiles, and more. Once the scan is done, it gives you a full breakdown of the different types of spam accounts following your profile. You can quickly clean up your followers with one click or go through them one by one.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you delete Instagram followers fast?
The quickest way to delete your followers on Instagram is by scrolling through your follower list and hitting the ‘Remove’ button next to the profiles you don’t want following you.
When you remove a follower can they still see your posts?
When you remove a follower, your posts will not appear on their feed. However, they can still see your posts when they visit your profile. You can either set your profile to private or block the user to prevent this from happening.
How do I delete followers in bulk?
There is no native way of removing followers in bulk on Instagram. You will have to rely on third-party tools like SpamGuard for this task.
You can also ‘Restrict’ an account on Instagram. Once you restrict someone, their comments won’t show up on your posts in public. On top of that, their DMs will move to the ‘Requests’ folder and they won’t get any read receipts. If you block someone, they won’t be able to view your profile at all but could see any public activity like comments and likes.
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