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Instagram continues to add deeper account management tools, and you’re now able to manually remove followers. This feature was available for users with private accounts for a while, but now it’s available for everyone.

Historically, the only way for users with public profiles to disallow followers was to block them. This is a harsh approach—just because you don’t want someone following you doesn’t mean they have to be blocked.

To remove one of your followers, fire up the Instagram app and head to your own profile. Tap on Followers to see everyone who is following you.

Tap "Followers" at the top.

Beside the Follow button there should be a Remove button. Tap on that to disallow that user from following you.

Select "Remove" next to an account.

Instagram will have you tap “Remove” again to confirm. Instagram won’t even tell them they were removed. Thanks, IG.

Choose "Remove" in the prompt.

This feature should not be available for everyone across all accounts soon.

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Cameron Summerson is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Review Geek and served as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He covered technology for a decade and wrote over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times.
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