How To See Who I Unfollowed On Instagram? 3 Simple Methods! 

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Your experience on social media platforms like Instagram is no fun if hasty decisions don’t accompany it.

I am an abrupt person myself and often find myself in weird scenarios.

I remember how I accidentally unfollowed my school friend, a great graphic artist (I love seeing her reels), and frantically searched my account to find her account.

Unfortunately, I didn’t remember her username, making the task even more challenging. 

It took me weeks to figure out how I could see the accounts I had unfollowed on Instagram, and honestly, by that time, I had almost given up. 

If you are facing a similar situation where you have accidentally unfollowed someone’s account and are now wondering, “How to see who I unfollowed on Instagram?” this guide is for you. 

I have put together this write-up to provide you with some simple methods you can use to see who you unfollowed on Instagram.

But there is more to it; I will also answer some questions you might have regarding this in the end. So, get ready to accompany me on this journey. 

Methods on How to See Who I Unfollowed On Instagram 

If this is your first time trying to find who you unfollowed on Instagram and you are unsure how to do this, follow the simple step-by-step methods explained below to perform this task without difficulty. 

Method #1: Check Your Followers List 

The first thing you can do to see who you unfollowed on Instagram is check your followers list.

It’s because, generally, the people you follow on Instagram also follow you back, so viewing your follower list will help you figure out which of your followers you are not following at the moment. 

Let me take you through all the steps you need to take for this. 

Step #1: Go to Your Instagram Profile 

Log in to your Instagram account. Tap the “Profile” icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to your Instagram profile. 

Check Your Followers List

Step #2: Open the Followers List 

On your Instagram profile, tap the “Followers” option at the top. You will see a number above Followers showing the number of people following your account. 

Check Your Followers List

Step #3: Find the Unfollowed Account 

Once the followers list opens up before you, scroll up and down on it to see the person you have unfollowed. Look for the “Follow” option next to the person’s username. 

Check Your Followers List

Tip: To follow the person you had previously unfollowed, tap the “Follow” button. Check out this guide if you are curious about your sent follow requests. 

Note: This method can work on both iOS and Android devices. As I own an iPhone, it was feasible for me to share screenshots taken from one. However, you can use the above method to find who you unfollowed on Instagram, even on Android. 

Method #2: Check Your Posts for Likes and Comments 

Another thing you can do to find out who you unfollowed on Instagram is check your posts for likes and comments. You might find the person you unfollowed while browsing the likes and comments on your previous posts. 

Here is how you can do this: 

Step #1: Go to Your Instagram Profile 

Start by ensuring that you have logged in to the right Instagram account. Now, tap the “Profile” icon at the bottom-right corner to open your Instagram Profile. 

Check Your Posts for Likes and Comments 

Step #2: Open your Instagram Feed 

Once you have reached your Instagram feed, tap the “grid” icon at the top to go to your Instagram feed.

Check Your Posts for Likes and Comments 

You can now see all your Instagram posts. 

Step #3: See Likes and Comments 

Start browsing through all your Instagram posts one by one to see the likes and comments on them. 

Step #4: Go to the Bottom of the Likes List 

To see all the users you are not following on Instagram, scroll down to the bottom of the likes list.

If you happen to find a profile you were supposedly following but is at the bottom, i.e., in not followed accounts, tap the “Follow” option next to them to follow them once again. 

Check Your Posts for Likes and Comments 

Note: If you can’t find the person you have unfollowed in the likes list of your Instagram posts, try checking the posts you have hidden on Instagram

Method #3: Use Third-Party Applications 

If none of the above methods have helped you find the person you have accidentally unfollowed on your Instagram account, you can use a third-party app to figure it out. 

Some third-party apps for this purpose include FollowMeter for Instagram and Reports+ Followers Unfollowers

I used the FollowMeter for Instagram app to see who I unfollowed on Instagram below. Continue reading to find out how it worked for me. 

Step #1: Go to the App 

Navigate to the FollowMeter for Instagram app on your device. Ensure you are logged in to the app through your Instagram account credentials. 

Step #2: Refresh the App 

Once you are in the app, tap the “Refresh” button at the upper right corner of the screen. 

Use Third-Party Applications

Step #3: Go to “You Unfollowed” 

When the app’s home page refreshes, find and tap the “You Unfollowed” button. You will now see a list of all the people you have unfollowed on Instagram.

Use Third-Party Applications


Is It Possible to Undo An Unfollow On Instagram? 

No, unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t come with an undo button, especially when it comes to following or unfollowing someone on Instagram. However, the good news is that you can always go back to the person’s profile to follow him back. 

If I Unfollow And Follow Someone Again Quickly, Will They Get Notified?

Even if you follow someone back just a few seconds after unfollowing them, Instagram will notify them. However, if the person you have followed again has many followers, they will only be informed about the number of followers, i.e., you’ve received X new followers. 

Do I Need Approval from a Private Account Again If I Unfollow Them? 

After unfollowing a private account, you need their approval to follow them again. 

Why Am I No Longer Following Someone On Instagram? 

If you are no longer following someone on Instagram even when you haven’t unfollowed them from your end, it’s possible that the person has switched to a private account and hasn’t allowed you to see the posts. 

Conclusion – How To See Who I Unfollowed On Instagram? 

This guide has all you need to know about figuring out who you have unfollowed on Instagram!

Though it’s your choice to decide whether you want to follow or unfollow an account on Instagram, it’s better to think twice before hitting the “Unfollow” button to save yourself from any hassle in the future. 

Once you find out who you unfollowed on Instagram, don’t waste any time and follow them immediately. Hopefully, this guide will make it easier for you to find out the profiles you unfollowed and had no idea about. 

Thanks for reading this write-up till the end. If you still need clarification or have any questions, post them in the techrandm discussion forum to discuss your concerns with others and get the answers you seek! 

Ahmed is a professional Engineer and technology expert. With nine years of experience in the tech industry, he helps others navigate the ever-evolving world of technology, focusing on social media, streaming, and smart devices with his troubleshooting guides & articles.