How to Stop People from Following You on Instagram

Instagram continues to add deeper account management tools, and starting today you’ll be able to manually remove followers. This feature has been 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.

Beside the Follow button there should be three little dots. Tap on that, then Remove to disallow that user from following you. Instagram won’t even tell them they were removed. Thanks, IG.

This feature isn’t yet available for everyone, but it started rolling out today and should be available across all accounts soon.

Cameron Summerson is a die-hard Android fan, Chicago Bulls fanatic, metalhead, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at HTG, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, spinning legs on the bike, chugging away on the 6-string, or being disappointed in the Bulls.