How to See Most Followed Followers on Instagram

The concept of verified profiles on Instagram was a huge success when it was initially launched. In the beginning, fans were happy to be able to find the real profile of their favorite celebrities. Many users even found out that they were following a fake account all this time.

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However, after some time, the craze died down for the users, at least for a little while. When Gen Z started using the platform, the craze was back again, but this time for a different reason. Instagram rolled out a feature called “Request Verification,” using which you can ask the platform to give you a badge after looking at your profile and engagement.

So, the verified badges aren’t quite the big deal now like they were back then. Almost all famous YouTube content creators or brand influencers have verified accounts. Moreover, the requirements for the badge have also gone down. You only need at least 10,000 followers on Instagram for a verified profile. Isn’t that crazy?

In today’s blog, we’ll talk about how you can see your most followed follower on Instagram. We’ll discuss a few third-party apps that can help you with this task and much more.

Is it Possible to See Most Followed Followers on Instagram?

Are you wondering whether or not it is possible to see your most followed follower on Instagram? Well, the short answer to your question is yes. However, whether or not it’s plausible for you is a different thing altogether.

Note: Instagram doesn’t have any feature that tells you who your most followed follower is. You’ll just have to find that out on your own.

The biggest factor here is the number of followers your Instagram profile has. If you have a private account with about 150-300 followers, then you might be able to find out who your most followed follower is.

On the other hand, if you’re an influencer/personal brand/small business owner, then it’s not possible for you to seek out your most followed follower in the same way. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it at all. Analyzing your followers and following is an important part of your social media strategy.

However, we’ll first talk about how a user with a non-verified account can find out their most followed follower.

How to See Most Followed Followers on Instagram

1. Going Through Your Followers List Manually

  • Open the Instagram app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
  • At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see five icons. The extreme right (fifth) icon would be a thumbnail of your profile picture. Tap on it.
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  • On your profile at the top of the screen below your username, you’ll see your number of followers and following. Tap on your followers.
  • From here, all you need to do is to go through all of your followers’ profiles, and you’ll get your answer.
  • Of course, you’ll be able to rule out the majority of your followers by looking at their usernames only. Moreover, you must already have an estimate of the number of followers on your relatives’ and friends’ profiles.

If you have a verified account, then we understand that it can be problematic for you to follow this method. Don’t worry; in the upcoming sections, we’re going to discuss other ways to find out your most followed follower.

2. Instagram Insights

The first tool that we’re going to talk about is Instagram Insights. If you’re a social media influencer or have a verified profile, then you must’ve already heard about it.

We assume this because every business account on Instagram has free access to Instagram Insights. This is a very helpful and efficient analytics tool that helps you with your social media engagement, analytics, and management.

It’ll provide you with detailed demographics of your followers’ activity on your account. You can also request specific data, like all the engagement on a single post, story, or highlight.

Moreover, it also helps you attract your target audience, along with categorizing your current audience (followers). Below are some of the above-mentioned categories:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Location (top cities and countries)
  • Online duration

You will find more follower-related insight if you click on the View Insight button on a single post. Besides the basic information, it’ll also tell you how many followers you gained as a result of that post. Isn’t that amazing?

If you’re willing to pay for Instagram ads, you’ll also be able to see the metrics related to your ads in the Ads manager. Although this feature won’t give you much information about your followers, it will give you an insight into the ad placements and the engagement on your profile due to the ad. And it goes without saying, you’ll be able to reach your target audience much more quickly.

3. SocialRank

SocialRank is a third-party analytical tool that helps user analyze and arrange their followers with the help of keywords and filters. However, they have a fun way of doing so.

Following are some of the ways you can sort through your followers (in reverse chronological order):

  • Most Valuable (“an algorithmic approximation of social influence”)
  • Most Engaged (who’ve interacted with you the most in recent history)
  • Most Followed (what you’re looking for)
  • Best Follower (a mixture of your most valuable and most engaged followers)

Moreover, you can also sort your followers by the keywords that they use the most in their stories and captions and their location.

A great example of this app’s functioning is stated by SocialRank’s founder Alexander Taub.

Taub has a Havanese pup named Bart as a pet. He says, “There is no place I could go right now and find 100 people- that follow me on Instagram, that live in NYC, and use the hashtag #dog- that I can connect with.”

This is precisely what you can achieve with this app. You can find the location of your followers and see the hashtags that they use. Then, you can use that information to reorganize your established networks on social media.

Let us suppose that you’re a music director who’s looking for a singer on an urgent basis for a song idea you came up with. All you’ll need to do is sort your followers on the basis of location first and hashtag (let us say #singer) second. You’d have the names of all the people who are currently in your city and consider themselves as singers.

All of this is just under a few minutes! Isn’t that amazing?

4. Owlmetrics

The last analytical tool that we will be talking about today is called Owlmetrics. This is a real-time actionable analytics tool that helps you track your audience engagement through clicks and then present it to you in an easy-to-read dashboard. Doesn’t that sound easy? Let us see how it really works.

It goes into incredible detail in a few aspects. For instance, it’ll calculate your most engaging photo and video filters and the most interacted hashtags. You can also find out the best time for you to post in order to get maximum engagement from your followers.

It’ll tell you the total number of clicks on your profile, clicks per post, and the clicks change rate. Moreover, it’ll also show you the clicks by languages, clicks through other sources, clicks through browsers, and clicks through different locations.

Lastly, you can see all top gained and lost followers with the calculated gain and loss percent.

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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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