How to Unfollow People on Instagram

On Instagram, if you do not want someone’s updates to appear in your news feed anymore, you can unfollow them in your account.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 14, 2021

On Instagram, if you do not want someone’s updates to appear in your news feed anymore, you can unfollow them in your account. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for the iPhone and Android

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When You Unfollow Someone

Unfollowing someone on Instagram basically means unsubscribing from their profile updates. Instagram does not notify the user when you unfollow them.

Later, if you change your mind, you can always re-follow the unfollowed account. You can also remove people who follow you on Instagram.

Unfollow Using Mobile

On your iPhone or Android device, use the Instagram app to unfollow people.

First, launch the Instagram app on your phone. You can use the Spotlight Search (your first screen) to locate the app. Just enter Instagram in the search box and tap the resulting Instagram icon. Refer to the below image:

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Using Spotlight Search to find the Instagram app

Next, at the bottom of the app, tap the profile icon (the last icon in the bottom bar). See the below image:

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Selecting your profile icon

Now, at the top of your profile page, tap Following. This will display the users that you follow on Instagram. See the following image:

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Selecting the number of people you follow

Next, in the Following list, find the account you want to unfollow. Then, next to that account, tap Following. In our example, we are Following 92 people. Refer to the below image:

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Choosing a person to unfollow

Now, Instagram will remove your selected account from your Following list. The Following option is now turned into Follow, which means you have successfully unfollowed that account on Instagram and, in our example, the account changed to Following 91 persons.. See the below image:

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Unfollowing the person

Now, if you would like to unfollow someone from their profile, then on their profile, tap Following and select Unfollow from the menu that opens In our example, we tapped the profile icon for louicmoreno, selected the Following drop-down box, then chose Unfollow from the menu. See the following image:

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Unfollow a person from their profile

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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