How to See Deleted Follow Requests on Instagram (2 Easy Methods)

If you’ve been on Instagram for a long time, you’re probably aware that the platform is going through a low phase right now. And even though it will make it through without losing a substantial number of users, Instagram has still taken a great hit to its popularity.

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For those of you who aren’t aware, Instagram rolled out an update that showed all the posted content on full screen, not unlike the popular social media platform, TikTok. Moreover, all the IGTV videos are reverted to videos, meaning you can’t choose to take the video back and forth a few seconds; you’ll have to rewatch it.

Besides these problems, there have also been glitches in the mobile app, mostly due to the sheer number of users. As of 2021, Instagram has two billion active users! However, it looks like instead of making changes to accommodate so many users, Instagram is only concerned with attracting more users with controversial design ideas.

One of the better features of Instagram is its airtight privacy policy and Community Guidelines that ensure a safe user experience.

One of the earliest updates on the app brought the private account feature, which is now widely used on the platform. Basically, if you have a private account, whoever wants to follow you has to send a follow request first, which you can choose not to accept.

Today, we’ll discuss whether or not it is possible to see deleted follow requests. Read on until the end to learn all about it.

Can You See Deleted Follow Requests on Instagram?

Firstly, let’s consider if it’s even possible for you to see the deleted follow requests on Instagram. We’re sorry to say that technically, there’s no option on Instagram to do so.

Not only that, but it also sounds useless, don’t you think? If you want to see your follow requests, then the best way to go about it is not to delete them in the first place, right?

Don’t worry; we will not hang you out to dry. There’s one thing you can do to see your follow requests; read on to know how it’s done!

How to See Deleted Follow Requests on Instagram

Before you use this method, just think it over; is this really worth it? 

This method is lengthy, but there’s no margin for error here. You’ll have to request Instagram for all your user data. It might take up to fourteen days for them to compile and send you the data, after which you’ll have to sort through it to see those requests. 

There are two important points to remember: you must know the timeline of the request to find it in your data, and you cannot accept that request since you’ve obviously deleted it. If you can move ahead after those points, here’s how you can request your Instagram data.

Step 1: Launch Instagram on your smartphone and log in to your account.

Step 2: The first screen you’ll see is your timeline. At the bottom of the screen, locate five icons. Click on the icon on the far-right that says My profile.

Step 3: At the top right corner of the screen, locate and tap on the hamburger icon. A pop-up menu will appear.

Step 4: On that list, tap on the fourth option that says Your activity.

Step 5: Scroll down to the last option on the Your activity page to see the Download your information option.

Step 6: Enter your current email address and tap on the Request download button.

Step 7: Enter your password for the account on the next page. That’s it! Now you’ll receive your data sometime in the next fourteen days.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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