If you have been using Instagram for a while now, you must have noticed that the app displayed the user’s followers list in chronological order, allowing you to know who recently followed someone on Instagram i.e. the newest followers to the oldest ones. Those who followed your account recently were displayed on the top of the list while the rest of the accounts are ranked lower – depending on how long they have been following you.
However, the platform has made a few changes to its follower’s display settings. As of June 2021, the list is not displayed in chronological order.
Now, there is a good chance the followers’ list displayed on your Instagram account is totally different from the one shown in another Instagram account. If you check the same list on another phone, chances are the order in which the followers are mentioned will be completely different. That’s the default setting of Instagram.
The question is “how can you view Instagram followers in a chronological order”? how do you know who followed the user recently?
It was definitely possible earlier when the new update wasn’t introduced, but you can still track the list in your desired order following the below-listed techniques.
By the end of this post, you will know who are the recent followers of your target Instagram account and what you can do to find the list easily. We have discussed nearly every method you may need to keep tabs on the Instagram user.
Sound’s good? Let’s get started.
How to See Someone’s Recent Followers on Instagram
To see someone’s recent followers on Instagram, go to his or her Instagram page. Tap on their follower’s list and you will get the list displayed in chronological order, i.e. the newest followers listed on the top. However, sometimes recent followers are often placed at the end of the list, so double-check.
If this method does not work then you can also try to check the recent followers from the browser.
So, we tried this one and it also worked wonders. If you check someone’s follower’s list on the Instagram app, chances are you will get the default list and not the one in chronological order. However, many people have tried using the browser version just to get the follower list in their selected pattern and it worked.
It seems like the Instagram website still displays the follower list in proper order. Then again, this method may or may not work. But, it is worth a try.
Here’s how you can view the target’s follower list on Instagram through the browser.
- Open Instagram on your browser.
- Type someone’s username in the search bar.
- Select the account and open their profile.
- Click on the “Followers” next to the “Following” tab.
- It will display recent followers on the top.
There is a good chance you will get the list displayed in chronological order, i.e. the newest followers listed on the top. If you still see the same default list with the followers listed randomly, move on to the next method.
Alternative Way to See Someone’s Recent Followers on Instagram
1. Try Snoopreport
Snoopreport is your go-to app for tracking the activity of over 100 Instagram accounts in simple clicks, and it isn’t limited to tracking the followers only. The app tells you all the activities of your target on Instagram, including people they have recently followed, the activities they have liked the most on Instagram, their latest posts, and so on. The tool works online so there’s no need to download it on your mobile or enter your Instagram login credentials to access the data.
Once you have entered the target user’s profile, the app will combine the data of their recent followers with the overall followers and present to you the “New Follows” list. Of course, Snoopreport does not offer you these services for free. You have to choose a suitable paid plan to be able to access the required data. The plan starts from $4.99 per month, but it allows you to track only 2 friends. You could check out the sample report on the website to see how it looks.
2. KidsGuards Pro
As the name suggests, this one is for those who need to track their kid’s activities or keep tabs on someone’s activities on Instagram. The app is to be installed on the target’s phone, so there’s a risk they might know about you spying on the user. If you can install the app and hide it in a separate folder, it will be great.
The app has a plethora of tracking options, including who the target liked, who they recently followed, people who followed them, and other activities on Instagram. Before you use this app, make sure it is designed for children only. If you want to keep track of what your kid is doing on Instagram, this option works wonders. If you install it on an adult’s mobile, chances are they will know that someone is spying on them. Besides, tracking the Instagram account of an adult is considered illegal in many jurisdictions. So, make sure you don’t do anything against the laws.
3. Instagram Followers Tracking Apps
While there are a plethora of apps that claim to help you track your recent Instagram followers, these apps could be scams. In fact, a vast majority of apps you find on Google PlayStore and AppStore are out there to scam people.
There is also a good chance Instagram might ban or restrict your account for using these apps.
So, make sure you do your research properly and only install these apps if they look worthy and credible. Never try apps that ask for your Instagram login credentials, as these apps might end up collecting your Instagram data and they will have access to your Instagram.
4. Try Traditional Methods Instead
So, this may sound like it does not work, but it has worked for me and many users. If you want to check who the recent followers of a particular person are, keep track of their posts. See who likes their posts and if there are any new users dropping likes and comments on their Instagram posts. You could also check the person’s following and followers list. If you are familiar with the user, there is a good chance you will be able to spot new follows easily.
Pick the recent 3 posts of the user and click on the “like” button. Check the list of people who liked the post and compare it with the “likes” from your previous post. This might give you an idea of who are the recent followers of your Instagram.