What happens when I stop following someone on Instagram

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What happens when i unfollow someone on Instagram? Instagram doesn't have an Add a Friend option, the same as on Facebook. You have to follow the person to connect with them. However, below is a one-way link on Instagram. We already know what happens when you follow someone on Instagram. But what are the side effects of unfollowing someone? Find the answer in this post.


What happens when i unfollow someone on Instagram?

Instagram offers many ways to avoid someone. These include shrink, block, mute, hide, and unfollow. While the block is easily identifiable, unfollowing is a mild way to stop seeing someone in your feed. But does it affect your posts, messages, likes and other things? Let's find out the answer by diving deeply into what happens after you unfollow someone on Instagram.



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What does it mean to unfollow someone on Instagram?

On Instagram, Unfollow means unfollowing someone. Now, when you follow someone, their posts and stories appear in your Instagram feed. Not following is its opposite. When you no longer follow someone, their posts and stories will stop appearing in your feed. But can you still see their posts? Find the answer below.

Are their posts still visible?

Even though the posts and stories of the person you no longer follow won't appear in your feed, whether you can still see their posts or not depends on public and private accounts. If you don't follow a private account, you can't see their posts or stories even if you visit their profile. You will need to submit a follow request to view the posts. Things are different for a public account. You can still see their posts by opening their Instagram profile. You don't even have to log out.




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Can they see your posts?

As mentioned above, not following is a one-way street. So the other person can still see your posts, both in the feed and in the profile, even if you don't follow them. They have to stop following you to stop seeing your posts.

What happens when i unfollow someone on Instagram? What happens to likes and comments?

Your likes and comments won't go away if you no longer follow someone.

What happens to the messages?

Nothing happens to messages after you unfollow someone. Your messages, even the old ones will not disappear. Likewise, you can still text the person and continue chatting.


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What happens when i unfollow someone on Instagram? Can you follow the person again?

Yes. You can easily follow the person again. However, the person will be informed that you are following them.

Will the person be notified if you no longer follow them?

No. Thankfully, Instagram doesn't send notifications when you no longer follow someone. However, there are ways to know if someone is following you.


How to know if a person is following you?

You can do this easily by checking your follower list. For this, go to your Instagram profile screen and tap on Followers. Use the search above to find the person you think may not have followed you. If the person follows you, they will appear in the list with a Remove button next to them. For other types of problems you can always contact support.



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