Are you looking for some ways to make someone unfollow you on Instagram? You come to the right place. Instagram has made it possible for us to make new friends, reunite with our old friends and share our special moments with them, build a brand and the list goes on and on. However, with its tons of pros, comes cons as well. Trolls on Instagram are increasing day by day. They are extremely irritating, lower morale, and send annoying and offensive DMS.
The best way to deal with them is to make them unfollow your Instagram account. It is an easy process and there are several ways to do it. The best part about Instagram is that it doesn’t notify the user whose account has been unfollowed by another user. Instagram does this to protect the privacy of its users.
4 Ways to Make Someone Unfollow You On Instagram
We bring you four different ways through which you can make someone unfollow you on Instagram-
1. Remove them from your Followers’ List
This is the easiest way to make someone unfollow your Instagram account. This works when you don’t want to ‘Block’ that person’s Instagram id but just remove him from your followers’ list. There are two methods to do this-
1. First Method
Step 1: Open your Instagram profile.
Step 2: On the top, on the right side of your profile icon, you will see two highlighted options, that is ‘Followers’ and ‘Following.’ Open your followers’ list.
Step 3: Click on the search option and type the username of the person your want to remove as a follower in the search box.
Step 4: You will see a three-doted icon opposite the dp. Click on it and then click on ‘Remove’ and they will be removed from your following list in no time.
2. Second Method
Here are the second methods by searching username on Instagram.
Step 1: Type their username in the search bar.
Step 2: Open their id and you will see a ‘triple dots’ icon at the top right side of their profile. Click on it.
Step 3: There’ll be an option of ‘Remove’, click on it and they will be removed as your followers.
The person that you will remove from your followers’ list won’t be notified of this unless he finds out himself.
2. Restrict their Instagram Id
Although restricting someone’s Instagram id does not remove them as a follower, but this restricts their activities. Like if their constant DMS irritates you, or their comments are hateful, you can restrict them. No one will be able to see their comments on your posts unless you approve them. Also, they won’t know if their messages have been read by you and your online status will be hidden from them.
Here’s how you can restrict someone Instagram account-
Step 1: Open the profile of the person you want to restrict.
Step 2: You will see a ‘three-doted icon‘ on the right side. Tap on that icon.
Step 3: Click on ‘Restrict’, confirm it and that person’s account will be restricted right after one click.
You can unrestrict their id anytime you want to. After unrestricting their account, their activities will be back to normal.
3. Block their Instagram ID
If restricting their account does not help, then you can simply block their Instagram id. This will automatically remove them from your followers’ list. Not only that, your profile will not be visible to them after you block them. Also, you can block those accounts that do not follow you.
And the process of blocking is similar to the process of blocking someone who follows you. Here’s the process of blocking someone on Instagram-
Step 1: Find the id of that person by typing his name in the search bar.
Step 2: After opening their profile, you will see a ‘three doted’ icon on the top-right corner of their profile.
Step 3: A list as shown in the picture below will appear after clicking on that three-dotted icon.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Block’ option, confirm it again and you are good to go!
If you want to unblock someone, follow the steps given below-
Where can you find your Instagram Block List?
Step 1: Open your Instagram profile.
Step 2: On the right side on the top, you will see a ‘three-lined icon.’ Tap on that icon.
Step 3: Click on ‘Settings.’ Then click on the fourth option, which is ‘Privacy.’
Step 4: In the list of connections, there is an option of ‘Blocked Accounts’ which is highlighted with a blue circle in the below picture.
Step 5: Click on that option and unblock whosoever you want to.
4. Hide your Instagram Stories
This can be considered a part of the ‘Restricting’ process. Although it does not get enabled by restricting someone’s account, you can follow the process given below to hide your stories-
Step 1: Open your account settings. It looks like the picture given below.
Step 2: Open the ‘Privacy’ page and click on the third option which is ‘Story.’
Step 3: Click on ‘Hide Story from’ and choose the person from whom you want to hide your stories.
NOTE: Hiding stories from someone does not mean that your posts won’t be visible to them.
Here’s the summarization of all the ways mentioned above. You can make someone unfollow you on Instagram in four different ways. We hope that you find this article helpful! Follow TechyWhale for more such technical posts.