There’s a popular saying that goes like this: “If you want to know someone’s mind, listen to their words. If you want to know their heart, watch their actions.” The quote seems to hit home as it accurately describes how words and actions reflect someone’s true self. However, in the present day, when a large part of our lives is spent online on social media, the quote can be reformed a little so as to incorporate how our online activity, too, reflects our core values. The modified version of the quote might look like this:
“If you want to know someone’s mind, look at their social media presence. If you want to know their heart, watch their online activity.”
The social media apps a person uses tell a lot about their likes and dislikes. You can know much about a person just by looking at their social media profiles, the posts they share, and the people they follow.
One way to track a person’s online activity is by keeping track of who they follow on Instagram. If you are someone who wants to know who someone recently followed on Instagram, we are here to tell you how you can do that. Read till the end to find out how to see someone’s recent following activity on Instagram.
Is it possible to know someone’s recent following activity on Instagram?
If you asked this question a few years ago, the answer would have been a big ‘YES!‘ without a second thought. This is because until a few years ago, Instagram allowed users to look at someone’s Following list in chronological order. You could simply arrange the following list and see the users who have been followed most recently.
Back here, in the present, there is no such feature anymore. Instagram removed the option some years ago, possibly due to privacy concerns. So, as of today, there is no option on the platform to see who someone has recently followed.
Does that mean you cannot know someone’s recent following activity on Instagram?
A big NO!
True, it is not possible to do that directly from Instagram. But that doesn’t mean tracking someone’s following activity on Instagram is impossible. You might have guessed what we are getting at: Third-party apps and platforms. Third-party platforms can easily monitor an Instagram account and keep track of its Followers and Following lists.
Let’s look at efficient third-party platforms– one paid and the other free– that can help you see someone’s recent following activity.
Two third-party platforms that can help you:
There are various third-party platforms that can help you see the recent following activity of Instagrammers. In the following two sections, we will discuss two such platforms that can come to your rescue. Let’s discuss the paid one first.
Snoopreport: Instagram Activity Tracker
Snoopreport is one of the most popular and most trusted platforms for tracking the complete Instagram activity of users. The platform boasts over 55,000 users, who use it to track the Instagram activity of their boyfriends, girlfriends, kids, or celebrities.
Snoopreport can not only keep you updated with a user’s recent following activity on Instagram but also tell you more about their Instagram presence, including the posts they like, the people they follow, their favorite users, and a lot more.
The subscription plans in Snoopreport come in three categories. Let’s have a look.
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Follow these steps to start using Snoopreport and tracking someone’s Instagram activity.
Step 1: Open your browser on your phone or desktop, and go to https://snoopreport.com.
Step 2: Tap on the big Get Started button at the top to sign up on the website.
Step 4: You will be logged into your Snoopreport account. Tap on the three parallel lines located in the top-left corner of the screen. You will see several options. Tap on Plans to choose a subscription plan that suits you.
Step 5: Choose the plan of your choice and hit the Subscribe button.
Step 6: Enter your debit or credit card details and complete the payment.
Step 7: Once you have bought a subscription plan of your choice, you can now enjoy using all the services of the platform for one month. To track an account, go back to your account Dashboard, tap on the Add Account button, and enter the username of the desired user. Tap on Check.
Step 8: Snoopreport will fetch the profile of the user from Instagram and show it on the screen. Tap on Add Account next to the name. The required profile will get added to the dashboard.
Step 9: You will start getting weekly reports on the user’s Instagram activity. Tap on the See Report button to see the activity of an added user. You can see the newly followed accounts under the New Follows section of the Activity Report page.
The Snoopreport website is a great tool to track someone’s activity on Instagram. However, it has some limitations as well. The app has both some advantages and disadvantages.
- Goes beyond providing the list of recently followed users. It shows many more details about a user’s Instagram activity.
- Can be used on desktop and mobile.
- No need to log into your Instagram account– greater privacy.
- No need to follow people or have them follow you to get the report.
- Charges a considerable amount for showing the data.
- You can only get the reports of public accounts. Since the website doesn’t ask for your Instagram account access, private accounts are not shown.
IGExport: Instagram Follower Export Tool
This is not a website or an app but a browser extension. The extension is less than 2 MB in size so that it won’t lag your browsing experience in any way. Used by over 10,000 users, this Chrome extension comes in handy for seeing and exporting the Followers and Following lists of Instagrammers.
Follow these steps to use this extension to see who someone recently followed on Instagram.
Note: IGExport is a desktop extension. Therefore, you need to have access to a laptop or PC to use this method.
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your desktop and visit Chrome Webstore. You simply paste this link on the address bar and hit Enter:
Step 2: Once the Chrome Webstore loads, type “IGExport” in the search bar near the top-right corner and hit the Enter key.
Step 3: Numerous results will appear on the screen. Tap on the result with the name “IGExport – IG Follower Export Tool” and an orange-colored iE logo. Make sure to select the original extension that has over 10,000 users.
Step 4: On the Extension details page, tap on the blue-colored Add to Chrome button on the right side of the screen.
Step 5: A confirmation pop-up will appear to ask for your confirmation to add the extension. Tap on the Add extension button to add it to your Chrome browser.