For many people, late-night scrolling through Instagram is their favorite part of the day. It is perfectly normal to want to filter your feed so you only see the posts you enjoy.
Unfollowing someone on Instagram means their posts, reels, and stories will no longer appear on your Instagram feed.
This is how to unfollow on Instagram:
- Go to the account you want to unfollow.
- Press the “Following” button,
- Select “Unfollow.”
This article will show how easy it is to unfollow an account from the Instagram app or in a web browser. Let’s dive in.
- How to unfollow on Instagram on mobile
- How to decrease the number of accounts you follow
- How to unfollow accounts from a desktop device
- How to unfollow a specific user on desktop
- Final thoughts on unfollowing on Instagram
How to unfollow on Instagram on mobile
If you predominantly use Instagram on your smartphone, like most users, these are the steps you need to take to unfollow accounts:
Step 1: Open the profile you want to unfollow
Open Instagram (and log in if logged out) and use the search bar to find the account you wish to unfollow.
Step 2: Select “Following”
Tap the “Following” button, and a menu of options will appear.
Step 3: Select “Unfollow”
Note: If the account you wish to unfollow is private, a pop-up will appear asking for confirmation; select “Unfollow” again to confirm. If you unfollow a private account, they will need to approve your follow request again if you decide to follow them again.
How to decrease the number of accounts you follow
Sometimes, you are scrolling through your IG feed, and it seems crowded with posts you are not interested in seeing. If you wish to declutter your IG feed, here is what you can do.
Step 1: Open Your Instagram Profile
Go to the Instagram app, and open your profile.
Step 2: Open your following
On the top right corner of your screen, you will see numbers labeled “Following” click on those numbers.
Step 3: Select “Least Interacted With”
A category labeled “Least Interacted With” will now be on your screen. Select this option.
Note: This category shows accounts you do not interact with, such as accounts that have posts you do not like or stories that you do not react to.
Step 4: Select “Following”
Scroll down the list of accounts to find an account you no longer want to follow. Press the “Following” button next to their name.
When the button turns blue and says “Follow,” they have been unfollowed.
Alternatively, you may also want to skim through all accounts you follow and pick which ones you no longer wish to follow. In this case, you can go through your following list and select the “Following” button next to their username, and they will also be unfollowed.
How to unfollow accounts from a desktop device
To unfollow an account using your laptop, whether it be windows or mac, the process is very similar to the one on your phone.
Here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Open Instagram.com
Open Instagram.com in a browser and log into your account.
Step 2: Open your profile
Click the small circular icon in the top right corner of your screen with your profile picture, and a menu of options will appear. Select “Profile.”
Step 3: Select “Following”
Click on the option “Following,” and a list of all the accounts you follow will open.
Note: The “least interacted with” category is only available from the mobile app.
Step 4: Select “Unfollow”
Select the button next to the profile you wish to unfollow labeled “Following.”
A pop-up will appear asking for confirmation, select “Unfollow.”
How to unfollow a specific user on desktop
If you do not wish to scroll through your following and you want to unfollow a specific account. Here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Open Instagram.com
Go to your Instagram home page and log in to your account.
Step 2: Search for the username of the account to unfollow
Use the search bar in the top middle of your screen to write the username of the account you wish to unfollow.
Step 3: Select the “Following” Icon
Press the “Following” icon (it looks like a person with a tick next to the option labeled “Message”).
Step 4: Press “Unfollow”
A confirmation will appear; click the “Unfollow” button. The account is now removed from your following list.
Final thoughts on unfollowing on Instagram
Unfollowing accounts on Instagram can be a great way to declutter your feed and only see posts you are interested in.
You can either follow the steps above for mobile or use our desktop device instructions. Whichever method you choose, ensure you are comfortable with the number of accounts you follow.
If you want to unfollow a blogger whose posts you feel are no longer relevant or a friend posting too many pictures of their baby, removing their online presence from your account takes a minute.