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How to Unfollow on Instagram

If you don’t want to see someone’s posts in your Instagram feed anymore, there is a feature to remove them. We’ll show you how to unfollow on Instagram, and share details about what happens when you tap the Unfollow button. 

How to Unfollow on Instagram

By unfollowing, you’re basically unsubscribing from updates about the person’s Instagram activity. Instagram will NOT send a notification to the person you’re unfollowing so they won’t know about it.

If you change your mind, you can later follow the person again. However, they will get a notification that you have followed them and will realize that you had unfollowed them at some point.

How to Unfollow on Instagram
How to Unfollow on Instagram

How to Unfollow on Instagram App

Follow these steps to unfollow someone on the Instagram app:

  1. Launch the Instagram app on your phone. In the bottom right of the screen, click the profile icon. 
  2. Once your profile is open, click Following. Now you can see a list of people you’re following.
  3. From that list, find the person/account you want to unfollow.
  4. Click the Following button next to that person/account.
  5. Instagram will automatically unsubscribe you from the account. 

You will no longer see updates from the account in your feed. 

Also Read: How to Get 1K Followers on Instagram in 5 Minutes (Genuine Methods)

How to Unfollow on Instagram without Limit

Instagram is quite strict about its follow/unfollow limits. There is no workaround for it.

In a day, you can unfollow a maximum of 200 accounts

If your account is newer than 4 weeks, your unfollow limit shrinks to 100 accounts per day

How to Unfollow on Instagram Fast

The quickest way to unfollow someone on Instagram is to go to their profile when their post shows up on your feed. 

  1. On their profile, click Following.
  2. Choose Unfollow from the drop-down options that appear.

FAQs: How to Unfollow on Instagram

What is the quickest way to unfollow on Instagram?

You can use third-party apps to unfollow people on Instagram. E.g. AiGrow, Mass Unfollow, and Follow Cop. However, these apps are not reliable or secure and may cause your account to get banned. 

How do you secretly unfollow someone on Instagram?

Instagram does not notify the person/account you’re unfollowing. They will not know that you have unfollowed them unless you follow them again.

Why can’t I unfollow people on Instagram?

You have probably exceeded Instagram’s hourly or daily unfollow limits, and received a temporary ban on your account. You can unfollow 60 accounts per hour and 150-200 accounts per day.

Is unfollowing someone rude?

If the account you want to unfollow does not add to your browsing experience in any way, either information, entertainment, or business, feel free to unfollow. It is entirely your call. 

How do I know if someone is looking at my Instagram?

Instagram does not allow users to see who has viewed their profile since it violates their privacy policy. However, you can see who has viewed your Instagram Story for 24 hours after posting it in the viewers’ list.


Now that you’re aware of how to unfollow on Instagram, you should be careful of the platform’s unfollow limits to avoid being shadow banned or restricted.

If you have more questions about unfollowing on Instagram, feel free to ask in the comments.

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Satabdi Mukherjee
Satabdi Mukherjee
Satabdi is a Content Writer, Editor, and Marketing consultant. She focuses on the health and tech spaces. In her spare time, she can be found with her nose in a thrilling mystery novel.

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