Why Can’t I See Someone’s Followers On Instagram

Your Quick Answer:

If you can’t see someone’s Followers list, it might be because the person didn’t accept your follow request. When someone has a private account on Instagram, you’ll only be able to view his Followers list only if you follow his account. 

It’s also possible that the user has removed you as a follower so that you won’t be able to view his Followers list. 

In that case, send a follow request to the user again and wait for him to accept it. 

Even if the user has blocked you from his profile, then you won’t be able to see his Followers list. When you’re blocked it will show User Not Found to you. 

When the user has temporarily disabled his account, the Followers list won’t be visible to you. However, after the user re-activates his account, you will be able to see the Followers list.

Due to slow internet connections, you may not be able to view the Followers list of any account that you follow. 

You can restart the internet connection or switch to better wifi to fix the issue. 

Even if the issue is caused due to Instagram bugs and glitches, you need to wait for it to get fixed. 

You can even try to see the Followers list from the Instagram web or a second mobile device.Β 

Why Can’t I See Someone’s Followers On Instagram:

If you can’t see the Followers list of any user it might be because of the following reasons:

1. Follow Request Rejected

If an account is private, you won’t be able to see the Followers’ list of the account unless you follow the user on Instagram. However, you won’t be able to follow the person if he doesn’t accept your follow request.

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To follow a private account,  you’ll need to first send a follow request to the user of the account. It’s up to the account user whether to accept the request or deny it. If the user accepts your follow request, you’ll become a follower of the account and therefore, you’ll be able to see the Followers list from his account.

But if the user rejects your follow request, you won’t be able to follow the account nor will you be able to see the Followers list. 

But in the case of a public account, you’ll be able to see the Followers list of the account unless there’s some other underlying cause that’s preventing you from seeing it. 

2. Removed You as a Follower

If you follow a private account on Instagram, but still can’t see the Followers list of the account, it might be because the user has removed you as a follower. If you’re removed from the person’s Followers list, you’ll not be able to see the Following or Followers list of the person. 

If the person has removed you as a follower, you’ll be able to see that it no longer shows Following when you open the profile page of the user rather you’ll again find the blue Follow button in its place. 

When you’re removed as a follower by the user, you’ll not be able to see the posts and the stories too along with the Followers and Following lists. Until you become a follower of the private profile again, you won’t be able to see the Followers list.

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Instagram application and log into your account. 

Step 2: Next, you’ll need to click on the profile picture icon that’s at the bottom right corner of the screen. 

Click on Profile Icon

Step 3: You’ll be taken to the profile page. Click on Followers that are between the Posts and Following options. 

Click on Followers

Step 4: You’ll be able to see the list of Followers on your profile. 

Step 5: If you want to remove someone as a follower, you can just find the person from the Followers list and then click on the gray Remove button next to the person’s username on the list. 

Click on Remove

3. User Blocked You

If the account has blocked you, you won’t be able to see their Followers list nor their display pictures or posts would be visible to you. The account would be shown as User not found and you won’t be able to open the Followers list. 

Even if you search for the person on Instagram, you won’t be able to find the profile anymore either.

This is the worst-case scenario where you’re not only removed from the Followers list of the user but you’re blocked from viewing the person’s posts too. Until the user unblocks you, you’ll not be able to see the Followers list of the user. 

4. Temporarily Disabled Account

If the user has temporarily disabled his account, then you’ll not be able to see the person’s Followers list.

Even if you’re a follower of the user, you won’t be able to view the Followers list when the user has temporarily disabled his account. But as soon as he will reactivate his account, you’ll be able to see the user’s Followers list. 

5. Instagram Bugs

If you’re not able to see the Followers list even if you’re a follower of a private Instagram account, it might be a glitch. Instagram often experiences bugs and glitches which most of the time get fixed on their own within a few minutes to a few hours. 

When Instagram faces an app bug, you’ll find some of its features will malfunction or won’t work at all. But as soon as the glitch gets fixed, the app runs normally and you’ll be able to see the Followers list too. 

If it’s a glitch, you can just try to restart the Instagram application to see if it gets fixed or not. If it doesn’t, then wait for the glitch to get fixed by Instagram itself. 

6. Slow Internet Connection

If you’re not able to view the Followers list of any user, it might be because the wifi network connection to your device is unstable. If your data connection is poor, Instagram will not be able to load the Followers list or it might take a long time to load it.

Unstable internet or wifi connection is a common issue that hampers the smooth functioning of apps like Instagram. You can switch to a better wifi connection to avoid or solve this issue.Β 

Can’t See Someone’s Posts on Instagram but Not Blocked – Why:

When you’re unable to see someone’s posts on Instagram but the person has not blocked you, there can be two possible reasons:

1. Deleted post

If you can’t see someone’s post on Instagram but the user has not blocked you, it might be because the user has deleted his post.

If you’re looking for a particular post on the person’s Instagram wall but you are not able to find it, however, the rest of the posts are visible to you, then you can be sure that the one post that you’re trying to find has been deleted by the user.

2. Removed you as a follower

If the user has a private profile then you can only see the person’s posts only if you’re a follower of the profile. The user may have removed you from his Followers list anymore without directly blocking you so that you can’t view his posts and stories.

Removed you as a follower

You can check if you’re still a follower or have been removed by heading to the user’s profile. If you find that the previously shown Following button has got changed to the Follow button on Instagram when it means that the person has removed you from his follower list.

Why Can’t I see how many followers someone has on Instagram:

This might have the following reasons:

1. Account is Private

If you’re unable to see someone’s Followers list on Instagram, it can be because the user has a private account.

Account is Private

You need to first send a follow request to the user. If the user accepts your request, you’ll become a follower of his Instagram profile after which you’ll be able to see the user’s Instagram Followers list.

2. Profile is Deactivated 

If you’re not able to check any user’s Instagram Followers list, it might be because the user has deactivated his profile. When a person deactivated his profile, his Instagram username will automatically get changed to Instagram User.

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You’ll not be able to see the user’s Instagram profile picture too and it will appear blank. Instead of the previous posts, you’ll find the No Posts Yet message on the profile page with 0 followers and following.

3. Person Blocked you 

When someone blocks you on Instagram, you won’t be able to find the user’s profile to see his Followers list. When you try to search for him, his profile won’t show up in the search results. However, make sure that you’re searching for the person with the correct username, or else you will not be able to find his profile.

Person Blocked youΒ 

To be sure whether someone has blocked you or not, you need to ask a friend to search for the user’s profile and then check the followers’ list. If your friend can find and see the user’s profile and the followers list, but it’s not visible to you, then you can be absolutely sure that the user has blocked you. 

Instagram Followers Tracking Tools:

You can try the following tools:

1. Iconosquare

To track someone’s followers on Instagram, you can use the tool called Iconosquare. It’s available on the Google Play Store from where you need to download it on your Android device. It provides you with rich analytics of your Instagram account as well as lets you track other’s followers’ lists and account growth.

⭐️ Features:

β—˜ You can find the new followers of others’ Instagram accounts.

β—˜ It lets you find the ghost followers of other Instagram users.

β—˜ You can track and compare the growth of other Instagram accounts with your profile.

β—˜ It offers a 14 days trial plan.

β—˜ It shows you the engagement rate of each of your posts.

β—˜ It can also find the loss of followers.

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: You need to download the Iconosquare app from the Google Play Store.

download the Iconosquare app

Step 2: Next, open it and then click on Don’t have an Iconosquare account yet? Create a new account.

click on Don't have an Iconosquare account yet

Step 3: Then you need to create an account by entering your email ID and password.

Step 4: Agree to receive new updates about Iconosquare.

Step 5: Accepts the terms and conditions.

Step 6: Click on Create your account.

Click on Create your account

Step 7: Confirm your Gmail account.

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Step 8: Next, you need to enter your name, company name, timezone, the number of social profiles you want to manage, and count of team members.

Step 9: Select your business type in the next box and then click on Next.

box and then click on Next

Step 10: Then you need to click on Instagram Profile and then enter your Instagram login details to connect it.

 click on Instagram Profile

Step 11: Once it’s connected, you’ll be taken to the main dashboard.

You need to search for the user whose followers you want to track and it will show the user’s Followers list along with the growth and loss of followers.

2. Social Blade

Social Blade is a third-party tool that you can use for tracking the followers of any Instagram user. Unlike Iconosquare, it doesn’t require you to connect your Instagram account to it. It’s a free web tool with a simple interface.

⭐️ Features:

 β—˜ It lets you check the growth of any Instagram account.

β—˜ You can check the new followers separately.

β—˜ The tool lets you see the new posts and their engagement rates.

β—˜ You can find the growth rate of any Instagram account and compare it with others.

β—˜ It shows the loss of followers and ghost followers.

β—˜ You can use the tool to find inactive followers.

πŸ”— Link: https://socialblade.com/

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Social Blade tool from the link below.

Step 2: Then you need to enter the Instagram username of the profile whose followers you’re trying to track and then click on the blue magnifying glass icon.

 click on the blue magnifying

Step 3: It will immediately show you the results where you’ll find the new followers, lost followers, and growth of the particular account.

What to do if you can’t see someone’s Followers:

There you follow the below methods to fix the issues:

1. Send the Follow Request Again

If you’re not able to view the Followers list of a private Instagram account, send the following request once again to the user. If the user has previously rejected your follow request it doesn’t mean that the person will reject it once again.

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Therefore, you can send the following request once again and wait for the user to accept it. Only after your follow request gets accepted, you’ll be able to become a follower of the private account and see the Followers list of the person. 

2. Use Instagram web or Another Mobile

When you’re unable to see the Followers list of any user whom you follow on Instagram, it might be caused due to a device issue. You can download the Instagram application and log in to your account from a different mobile device and check if you can see the Followers list of the user from there. 

If you don’t own a second mobile, you can use web Instagram to log in to your account. You can go to www.instagram.com using a web browser and then enter your username and password to log in to your Instagram account. Once you’re in your account, try to open the Followers list of the user and see if it’s opening or not. 

3. Clear Cache Data

When Instagram is facing glitches and malfunctioning issues, you can clear the cache data of the application. Accumulated cache data often causes the Instagram application to malfunction.

This kind of glitch can be easily fixed by clearing the cache data from the Settings of the device. As the cache data consists of old and miscellaneous files, you won’t have to worry about losing any kind of valuable account data from your Instagram profile. Rather it will clean off some memory space and will help Instagram to function better and properly. 

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Settings app of your device. 

Step 2: Next, scroll down and click on Apps & notifications. 

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Step 3: Then click on App info

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Step 4: You’ll need to scroll down the list of apps to find Instagram. Click on it. 

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Step 5: Then click on Storage & Cache and click on CLEAR CACHE

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4. Restart your Data Connection

Often when the Followers list is not getting loaded, it might be due to a slow internet connection.

This can be easily fixed if you can switch to a more stable wifi connection or you can restart your data connection too. Only after the data connection gets stable and steady, the Followers list can be loaded so that you can view it.

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Turn off the Data connection of your device and turn on the Airplane Mode. 

Turn Off Data Connection
Turn on Eroplane Mode

Step 2: Wait for a few seconds or a minute. 

Step 3: Then you’ll need to turn off the Airplane Mode and then turn on the Data connection of your device. 

Turn off  Eroplane Mode
Turn ON Data Connection

Step 4: This will increase the internet speed. 

Step 5: Try to open the Followers list of the user and see if you can see it or not. 

5. Wait It Out

If the problem is caused due to bugs or server issues in the Instagram application, it will get fixed by Instagram automatically. Most of the time, it gets fixed within a few hours.

You can just wait for the time being and then check the Instagram application frequently to see if they’ve fixed it or not. Once it gets fixed, you’ll be able to see the Followers list. 

πŸ”― Can I hide the Followers and Following List from Users?

If you have a public account, you won’t be able to hide the Following and  Followers list of your account. As it’s a public account, it’s visible to all the followers and the non-followers of your account. But if you want to hide it from someone specific, you’ll need to block the user on Instagram to stop him from viewing your lists of Followers and Following. 

But when you have a private account, your Followers and Following lists are only visible to your followers. The non-followers will not be able to view your Followers and Following list of your account unless they follow you. If you don’t want someone to see your Followers and Following list, you can just reject his follow request or remove him as a follower to prevent him from seeing the Followers and Following list. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to Find Instagram Private Account Followers?

The Followers list an Instagram account that is private if only visible to the users who follow the private account.  The users that don’t follow the private profile won’t be able to open the Followers list however they will be able to see the total number of followers that the private account has as it is displayed on the profile page.

Therefore, to see the followers of an Instagram private account, you’ll need to first follow the account by sending a follow request. After the request gets accepted, you will be able to see the list of Followers by clicking on the Followers option on the profile page. 

2. What to Do if You’re Unable to Fetch Followers on Instagram?

If you’re unable to see the Followers list on Instagram, you can try different methods to fix the issue. The issue may be caused due to the usage of an outdated version of Instagram. You can update it from the Google Play Store and then check the Followers list on Instagram. Even if it’s an app glitch, you can fix it by reinstalling the application after uninstalling it.

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