How to Remove Followers on Instagram

Key Takeaways

To remove a follower on the Instagram mobile app, go to your profile and choose “Followers.” Find the follower you want to remove then tap Remove > Remove. On your desktop, go to your profile, select “Followers” and “Remove” next to the follower you want to delete.

Don’t want certain people following you or seeing your posts on Instagram? If so, it’s easy to delete followers on IG using the desktop or mobile app.

Removing vs. Restricting vs. Blocking an Instagram User

When it comes to limiting access to your content and account, Instagram allows you to remove, restrict, or block users.

When you remove a follower on IG, you take them off your follower list, so they don’t see your posts in their feed.

When you use Instagram’s restrict option, you hide a person’s comments, likes, and messages in your account. The person can post comments and send you messages, but you won’t get notifications for them. In addition, other users won’t see that person’s interactions on your posts.

Related: How to Restrict Someone on Instagram

Lastly, you have the block option. When you block someone, they can’t access your profile or any of your posts. They can’t send you messages, either. It’s as if you don’t exist on the Instagram platform.

What Happens When You Remove a Follower on Instagram?

Instagram doesn’t notify the user you’ve removed them from your follower list. However, they’ll see no content on your profile (if your account is private), or they’ll see the “Follow” button instead of “Following,” which will indicate to them that you’ve removed them from your follower list.

How to Delete a Follower on Instagram on Mobile

To begin removing your followers, launch the Instagram app on your phone. In the app’s bottom-right corner, tap your profile icon.

Select the profile icon in the bottom-right corner.

On your profile page, at the top, choose “Followers.”


You’ll now see a list of your profile followers. Here, scroll until you find the person you want to remove from the list. Then, tap “Remove.”


Instagram will ask if you really want to remove the selected person from your follower list. Confirm your choice by tapping “Remove.”


How to Remove Instagram Followers on Desktop

On your desktop, launch a web browser and access Instagram. Sign in to your account on the site if you haven’t already.

Next, in Instagram’s top-right corner, click your profile icon and choose “Profile.”


At the top of the page, select “Followers.”


In the “Followers” window, find the person to remove from your list. Then, choose “Remove.”


In the “Remove Follower?” prompt, select “Remove.”


And that’s it.

Want to remove followers on Twitter? That’s just as easy to do.

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