How to Know if Someone is Stalking You On Instagram

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To know if someone is stalking you on Instagram or not, firstly check the activity of people on your posted pictures, videos, and story as well. 
  2. What this means is, first, open any of your recently posted pictures or video and check the names of people on the likes list. With this, you will come to know who is consistently liking your pictures and commenting on your posts, other than your friends and followers.
  3. After this, post a random story on your account, and after 4 to 5 hours, check you all have viewed your story. Here you will find the person who watches your story and who is the stalker. 
  4. Apart from these guessing techniques, some third-party applications can help you find the stalker. The two popular ones are – Followers + For Instagram & Analytics for Instagram Pro.
  5. These apps might help you find out who is regularly visiting your account, who does not follow you although you follow them, etc. In short, will let know if someone is stalking you or not. If yes then who is the stalker. 
  6. Lastly, if you want to stop random people staling you or visiting your account, then, switch from a public account to a private account. To do so, go to your profile page, and there, click on the Three horizontal lines on the top right side. Select ‘Settings’ and then open ‘Privacy’. On the ‘privacy’ tab, turn on the ‘Private account’ toggle.
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How to Know if Someone is Stalking you on Instagram?

Instagram app or web does not provide any service by which you can learn who is regularly stalking you. However, are many ways to make a rough guess of who is stalking you on Instagram.

Let us see which are those ways:

1. Post a story & notice viewers:

Post a story & notice viewers

People who follow you on Instagram are definitely who regularly see your posts and watch your stories. Except for those followers, there would be many people on Instagram who are visiting your profile and watching your stories. These are people who do not actually follow you but keep an update on you are real stalkers. 

The first way to know this is by posting a story and checking the viewer’s list to find the stalker. This technique is very basic but works the best. 

In the list of story viewers, you will mainly find your friends, and connections, that is your followers on Instagram. These people are no doubt the stalkers, but there are some other people as well you would be keeping an eye on your activity. You have to notice and find such people from the list. 

Now, what you have to do is, open your Instagram account and post a new story about anything. A random picture or a quote, anything, just to see the viewers. Post the story and wait till at least 4 to 5 hours and then open the story and click on the ‘profile pictures’ icon on the bottom left corner and see who has watched your story. Also, check once again after 12 to 14 hours of posting the story, till then, the maximum number of people would have seen it. 

2. Check Activity from Others:

Check Activity from Others

The second way to find out the regular stalkers is by checking the activity of others. The activity of others means, who is steadily liking your posted pictures and videos as well as writing a comment. The person who is doing so is the stalker man. 

Well, you would wonder, your friends and followers will obviously always like your picture and comment on it, then how come they become the stalkers. Yes, no doubt they are the stalkers. Even so, many people do not follow but like your posts. They do not want to appear in your followers or friends list, but consistently check your stuff on Instagram. Such people are the regular stalkers and you have to find them out. 

To do so, open your recently posted picture or video and click on the ‘likes’ below it. A list will come up on the screen with names who have liked your picture, scroll the list and check the activity of others. 

3. Instagram Follower Checker Apps:

Instagram Follower Checker Apps

Apart from these ways, some third-party applications can help you find the regular stalker. Such third-party apps are popularly known as Instagram follower checker apps on the Internet. These applications will basically tell you about the people who have recently followed your account and also who are more often visiting your Instagram profile. With this, you can guess who is the stalker human.

Let us discuss a few of such apps:

Note: The information on these apps is not REAL as Instagram does not provide information to any third-party applications. So the information you find on these apps might be based on a few factors.

1. Followers +, For Instagram:

With the help of ‘Followers +, For Instagram’ you can understand which of the people you follow on Instagram are following you back, the people who recently started following you, you unfollowed you, and many such things. 

⭐️ Features: 

  • Easily know who didn’t follow you back
  • Check who recently got added to your following list
  • Track the visiting activity of new followers
  • Learn about the mutual followers
  • Easy to Use Interface

Here, you have to majorly focus on the people who have recently started following you and you have witnessed some unusual activity of them on your account, such as liking your old posts and commenting on them, and regularly watching your stories, without a miss. These can be the people who would be stalking you on Instagram. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Go to ‘Apple app store’ and download the app, Followers +, For Instagram from the App Store.

Followers + App

Step 2: After installation, open the and log in to it with your Instagram login id and password. 

Step 3: On the app, at the bottom, you will find two options, on the left – “Profile” and on the right – “Settings”. 

back to profile on Followers + App

Step 4: First click on ‘Settings’ and unable the options which you want to know about, such as Check for Profile Updates, Update followers’ analysis, etc. 

Update followers on Followers + App

Step 5: Then, come back and click on ‘Profile’. There go to options > “New Followers” and know the name. 

Settings on Followers + App

2. Analytics for Instagram Pro:

The second most popularly used app to find the stalkers is – ‘Analytics for Instagram Pro’. Using this application, you can find out who unfollowed you on Instagram, who is not following you back, who are the new followers, analytics graph, and more.

The most interesting feature of this application is ‘Secret admirer’. With this feature, you can know about the people who are secretly watching you and your posts on Instagram. And these are the people who stalk you. 

⭐️ Features: 

  • Track Followers
  • Find out who unfollows you
  • Find out who’s not following you
  • Which of your friend did like your posts most?
  • Which of your friends not following you back?

Here, you have to focus on the people who you found on the ‘Secret admirer’ list. These are the people who secretly watch your posts and stories on Instagram. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the app Analytics for Instagram Pro on the App Store (apple.com) from the App Store and install it.

Analytics for Instagram

Step 2: After installation, log in to the app using your Instagram credentials.

Step 3: On the home page, you will find the option > “Secret Admirer”. Click on it and check the list and names of the people on it. 

How to Stop Someone from Stalking on Instagram?

The best way to stop someone from stalking you on Instagram is by switching your public account to private. With this, only your friends and followers will be able to see your posts on Instagram. 

To switch your account to a private account, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Instagram App > Go to Profile

Firstly, open your Instagram account and go to your “Profile Page”. 

Click on the “profile picture” icon, located in the lower right corner of the screen. Click on the “profile picture” icon and you will reach your “profile page”.

Profile on Instagram Acc

Step 2: Three Horizontal lines icon > Settings > Privacy

Now, on the profile page, click on the “Three horizontal lines”, in the upper right corner of the profile page. 

From the appeared menu, select > “Settings” and go to the settings section. 

Settings on Instagram

Over there, go to > “Privacy” option and open the tab. On the ‘Privacy tab’, look at the first option, it will be “Private Account”.

Privacy on Instagram

Step 3: Turn on the ‘Private account’ option

On the ‘Privacy’ tab, click and switch ON the ‘Private account’ toggle. 

Now, only your Instagram connection/friends will see your activities, and no other people will be able to come to your account.

Private Account turn on

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