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How to Remove Followers on Instagram

Nancy Messieh 26-07-2018

If you have a private Instagram account, you can easily remove followers from seeing your posts. Instagram appears to be slowly rolling out this feature to public accounts as well, primarily on Android.


While it’s obvious why a private user might want to remove a follower, public accounts can also benefit from this feature.

How to Remove Followers on Instagram

To remove followers on Instagram, do the following:

  1. Tap your profile photo in the menu at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Followers at the top of the screen.
  3. In the list of followers, you can either search for the username or scroll to the follower you want to remove and tap the three dots next to the Follow/Following button.
  4. In the window that pops up, tap Remove.

Followers won’t receive a notification that they are no longer following you, but they’ll still be able to see your content if the visit your profile.

If you don’t want a follower to see your content at all, you’ll have to block them instead. You can do this by going to their profile page, and tapping the three dots in the top right corner. In the menu that pops up, tap Block.


Removing followers is just one of many new features Instagram has been introducing that gives its users more control over their privacy. Instagram allows users to turn off the Last Online feature How to Turn Off "Last Online" on Instagram Instagram has a new feature that lets others know the last time you used the app. Here's how to disable that and regain some privacy. Read More  so other users can’t see when you were last online, and also offers users two-factor authentication to keep accounts secure Instagram Users: You Need to Enable This Security Setting Right Now Instagram recently introduced a new security setting that can truly help you keep your accounts safe and secure from hackers. You should enable it as soon as you can. Read More .

Also see how to unblock an Instagram user How to Unblock Someone on Instagram You've blocked someone on Instagram, and now it's time to unblock that someone on Instagram. This article explains how, even if they blocked you too. Read More , in case you ever want to revert your decision.

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  1. Bonnie
    December 12, 2018 at 3:06 am

    This must have gone of Instagrams stupid updates

  2. Kendra
    October 14, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    When I pull up my followers, the 3 dots are not there.

  3. Rob Nightingale
    July 31, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Is there also a way to find out which of your followers are fake/unused accounts?