How do I know who has unsubscribed? (and Unfollow bulk)

Do you manage one or more Instagram accounts and want to know who is unsubscribing from your account? Would you like to use Instagram follow / unfollow android and iOS apps to track them? The problem is that most of the apps available on the PlayStore for the App Store are scams and / or don’t work whether they are free or paid. Here is the only method that works to analyze his unfollows on Instagram and stop following these accounts automatically.

What does Instagram not follow / follow?

  • Stop following : action of not following an account on Instagram anymore.
  • To follow : action that consists in following a person on social networks, here, on Instagram.

Follow / unfollow: a common practice for gaining followers on Instagram

Although this technique is questionable, performing targeted followings followed by equally targeted unfollows it is both an effective practice for getting new subscribers and popular on the Instagram social network.

If it is possible to do everything manually, some applications have specialized in this technique and therefore offer the double possibility of follow / not follow but also of track accounts that no longer follow your Instagram accounts.

However, with Instagram’s ever-changing conditions and struggling with automation tools, Most free apps that track accounts that have unsubscribed from a profile either don’t work or no longer work.

This is especially true of the following free and paid applications that you can find in various articles that should introduce you to applications that allow you to follow accounts that unsubscribe from your Instagram account: Followers Tracker Pro, Ins Tracker, Followers Insights, FollowMeter, Follow Cop, Unfollower for Instagram, Instafollow, Follower and Unfollower, …

If you want to save time and avoid losing money with these apps, go your own way and consult the procedure we recommend. if you really want to follow people who unfollow your Instagram account (and mass unfollow).

How do you know who unfollowed on Instagram?

Instagram does not natively offer the ability to clearly detect people who have unsubscribed from an Instagram account, even with the professional account.

the only reliable way available to users to analyze this over time is export the details of their subscriber account list at regular intervals then make a comparison between previous subscribers and current subscribers.

How does it work ?

Of course, if you have hundreds or even thousands of subscribers, you will not be able to do this by hand, you will have to use a specialized professional tool with a free version to perform account recovery then Excel by comparison.

Here are the different steps to follow to perform this follow-up:

  • Collect the list of followers of your Instagram profile in CSV format using the free PhantomBuster tool and the specialized Phantom called “Instagram Following Collector” (it is a professional automation tool but its free version will suffice)
PhantomBuster tool overview

Here are the detailed actions to perform this first step:

  1. Create a free PhantomBuster account;
  2. Download and install the free extension for Chrome or Firefox depending on the web browser used;
  3. Go to the “Phantom Store” and the Instagram section to find the Phantom called “Instagram Following Collector”
  4. Then connect your Instagram account to PhantomBuster;
  5. Then add your Instagram account URL to extract all accounts that follow you;
  6. Click on ” Throw start recovery;
  7. Then download the .csv file with the results (you will have the list of profiles following you in an excel file)
  • Then add a column named ” Still writing »For example and temporarily leave all the lines blank (this is what will allow you during the comparison to know which previously subscribed accounts have unsubscribed from your profile).
  • Perform a second export 1 week or 1 month later, for example, following the same procedure as before, always with the PhantomBuster tool. Then add to this new export the same column called for example “Still subscribed” and this time write “Yes” next to each account listed (you can do it in bulk by copying and pasting the “Yes” on all the cells of this column);
  • Then compare the original list with the last extracted list using Excel’s V search function to identify all the accounts of your first export that are “Yes” in the “Still subscribed” column (your database will be the last export and the column searched will be the column with the “Yes”).
  • All accounts that have unsubscribed from your Instagram account will be the accounts that in the first export did not have “Yes” listed in the “Still subscribed” column.

If you add filters to Excel columns, you will be able to do that retrieve the precise list of all the accounts that have stopped following you between the date of the first export and the date of verification. This approach may sound a bit boring but it’s still the only one that is 100% reliable and free.

Now that you have a list of Instagram accounts you no longer follow, you may be wondering if you can automatically unfollow them in bulk for free? The answer is yes, and it is, I assure you, easier than this first step.

How to mass unfollow accounts that no longer follow you on Instagram?

If you have identified through the steps above a list of accounts that have unsubscribed from your account, you can do so use the PhantomBuster tool to perform a progressive action of no more mass following on Instagram. The free version of this professional tool should be enough to unfollow anyone who doesn’t follow you.

Be careful though, we really recommend that you take this action gradually every day to prevent your account from being blocked by Instagram if it detects that you are using an automation tool (Instagram hates bots, applications and tools that allow you to automate activity on your social network, so you should ideally stay under the radar by not unsubscribing from too many accounts at once). The advantage of this tool is precisely that of being able to program the number of cancellations you want to make per day.

To perform an unfollow action on a specific list of Instagram accounts, here are the steps to follow (let’s assume you already have a free account on PhantomBuster):

  • Go to the “Phantom Store” and Instagram section to find the Phantom called “Instagram Auto Follow” (this automation allows for both mass following and mass abandonment based on a list of accounts)
  • Then connect your Instagram account to PhantomBuster if not already done;
Access to the PhantomBuster Instagram account
Linking your Instagram account to PhantomBuster
  • Upload your Excel file with the list of accounts not to follow on Google Spreadsheet and make the document accessible to all users who have the link in the sharing options;
  • Then add your spreadsheet URL in the “Your Profile URL” section;
lists the instagram profiles not followed
Added list of profiles not to follow on Instagram
  • Then choose the action ” Stop following ” in the section ” Behavior (behavior) to schedule deletion of all accounts in this list. By default, 5 accounts will no longer be followed per launch and we recommend that you do not touch this setting;
set the action to stop following Instagram
Configuring the action to stop following Instagram accounts
  • Then configure the number of triggers for this action in ” Settings “clicking on” Repeatedly (which means that you will ask the tool to repeatedly perform the unsubscribe action).
  • Finally, select the trigger rhythm from the drop-down list (we recommend ” Once a day to activate the action gradually every day and not notify Instagram).
mass program do not follow instagram
Programming the rhythm of mass unfollowing on Instagram
  • Save and that’s it.

Sure you understand it but you can too perform the mass sequel with this same automation with some configuration changes. The follow-up in bulk will be carried out either on a list of specific profiles previously exported, or starting from the URL of a third-party Instagram profile of which you would like to follow in bulk all the accounts that follow it.

We hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any questions about Instagram unfollow, don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments, we will be happy to help.

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