Instagram: Here’s How to Stop Someone From Following You

Users with private accounts can remove followers

Have you ever wanted to remove someone from your Instagram followers list? While blocking someone will cause them to unfollow you, if your Instagram account is set to private, you can also remove followers without using the block feature. Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “followers.”

Step 3: Either scroll through your list of followers until you find the follower you’d like to remove, or search for a follower manually by tapping the search bar at the top of the screen. When you find the user you want to remove from your followers list, tap the three dots to the right of their name.

Step 4: Tap “Remove” to remove the user from your followers list. Note: There is no confirmation window, so only tap “Remove” if you’re sure you want to remove the user from your followers list.