Who unfollowed me on Instagram?

It is a frequent question. The Instagram app doesn’t tell you when it happens who unfollows you. All you see is a diminishing number of followers, and you’re left watching the app asking yourself, “Who unfollowed me?” Maybe there’s an app to help with that.

If you’re wondering who your unfollowers are, you’ll probably want to know about some of Instagram’s third-party followers apps out there that can tell you who clicked that unfollow button on your profile.

Who Unfollowed Me: Figuring It out the Manual Way

The most basic way to check who unfollowed you on Instagram is to manually do it by staying on top of your exact count of followers and specific users. If you notice that your follower count is going down, you can then investigate those specific users ‘ “Following” lists to check if they are still following you or not.

This is obviously very time-consuming and impractical work — especially when you have a lot of regularly fluctuating followers. A device that specializes in keeping track of your follows and unfollows is much easier for you to use.

Instagram Limits Apps From Analyzing Followers

For privacy reasons, Instagram has really cracked down on its API, meaning developers of third-party unfollowers applications are far more constrained in how they can reach followers of users. If you’ve tried using an app that promised to show you who unfollowed you but found it didn’t work, these updates to the Instagram API that explain why.

Nonetheless, there are a few good third-party applications out there which can still help you out. Here are three different ones that link to your Instagram account and give you some useful (and unfollowers) information about your followers.

Follow Meter

Follow Meter is an app that offers you insights into your success with Facebook, unfollowers, secret admirers and ghost followers. Once you’ve downloaded and activated your iOS or Android / Samsung device, you’ll be asked through the app to sign in to your Instagram account.

Your dashboard will show you your unfollowers along with new followers, users who aren’t following you back and users who you’re not following back. Some features are only accessible with in-app purchases, but according to some of the reviews, Follow Meter has done well to adapt to the changes with the Instagram API, allowing users to still see who unfollowed them.

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Followers Tracker Pro

Followers Tracker Pro may have “pro” in their name but it is free to download and start using immediately (with in-app purchases for additional features). This app works as a simple follower / tracker with a clean, intuitive interface to follow.

See followers you gained, followers you lost, unfollowers (users who aren’t following you back), and deleted likes and comments at a glance. Just tap on the Lost Followers tab to see a list of your unfollowers.

By checking out your “ghosts,” seeing who’s posting nearby, tracking your average likes per photo and so much more, you can even dig deeper into your followers. The app is updated very frequently (multiple times a month), which is a good sign because as it interacts with the Instagram app it is more likely to function properly.

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Follow Cop

If you’re an Android user looking for a seriously elegant follower tracking app, Follow Cop is absolutely worth checking out. This app lets you see unfollowers (users who don’t follow you back), users who recently unfollowed you, ghost followers, top likers and more.

Since the app only shows you unfollowed you most recently, you’ll want to make sure to check your unfollowers regularly. Of these unfollowers, you’ll also be able to see if you do or don’t follow them.

Follow Cop also helps you to monitor your fans with greater ease than the Instagram app does. You can do up to 20 or more mass unfollows, use filters to identify fake followers, and connect up to three Instagram accounts at a time to use the app.

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What to Do When You See Who Unfollowed You

Once you’ve used any of the above apps to see the unfollowers on Instagram, it’s up to you to decide whether to try or just forgive and forget those fans. If you choose to try to get them back, you’ll need to put some time and energy into liking their posts, commenting on them and possibly even following them.

Retaining followers and customers is usually pretty important for businesses and brand builders and these apps can be invaluable in maintaining your social support.