How to Unfollow Inactive Instagram Accounts

Instagram is one of the top contenders on the list of the most popular social media platforms worldwide, second only to its parent company, Facebook. If you really think about it, there isn’t much of a difference between the core ideas of Instagram and Facebook. Both platforms let you share images and videos, upload daily status updates and connect with your friends. This might make one wonder how Instagram rose to such success. It’s surprising that this happened when the world’s most popular social media networking site, Facebook, was at its peak.

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Well, a seemingly insignificant difference has given out such varying results in the growth of Instagram and Facebook: audience optimization.

When Facebook was launched, it was all about college and high school students and exclusivity. However, after the platform was open to the general public, it collected more and more older users. It became difficult for younger users because almost everyone they knew was on Facebook. So, they were all actively looking for some other, cooler social media platform where they could just enjoy and connect with their friends.

Instagram became just what they were looking for; millennials began signing up for the platform in a frenzy. Its minimalistic, cool features and aesthetic design attracted users worldwide to give in to their artistic urges.

The platform has also launched campaigns for the LGBTQ community and the Black Lives Matter movement, to name a few. This invigorated interest in the causes of the youth and minorities and put the platform in Gen Z’s good books.

Overall, the only difference between Instagram and Facebook is that the former optimized and shifted its design for Gen Z, while Facebook remained a baby boomers’ hub.

That’s not all; celebrities and brands also took an interest in this new place down the street that young people were talking about. Large brands like Gucci, Versace, Prada, Zara, Bottega Veneta, Milan, Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Dolce Gabbana all have Instagram accounts.

Music artists, professional models, Hollywood stars, sportspersons, and politicians have accounts on Instagram where they grace their followers with pictures from their daily lives.

Moreover, some content creators earn a living by innovatively showcasing their unique talents. Small business owners also advertise their products and services on the platform and even offer a portal to their website from their profile itself!

In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can unfollow inactive accounts from your Instagram profile.

How to Unfollow Inactive Instagram Accounts

If you’ve been an Instagram user for a while now, you must’ve followed meme pages somewhere in your journey, even if you aren’t following any of them right now.

Meme pages are fun: they’re the perfect way to blow off heat after an argument with a co-worker while also helping you stay on top of your news. Awareness of meme trends is the one thing you could have in common with almost anyone.

Established and popular meme pages feature more ads than random spam websites on the internet. Amazingly, some creators create content valuable enough to make people come back to their profile even after countless ads.

However, there’s a thin line between impressive advertising and irritating disturbance. If an established meme page forgets its Unique Selling point and wholeheartedly indulges in advertising, it won’t be long before people start unfollowing the page.

And believe us, more pages match the above description than you’d think. An accumulation of such pages on your timeline will make an unattractive mess on your feed. You don’t want that, do you? Well, don’t you worry; we’re here to help you, and that’s what we’ll do.

There’s a pretty easy way to unfollow inactive accounts on Instagram; by going to your following list and picking out the users, you don’t want to follow anymore. We know it sounds like a lengthy process, but it really isn’t.

Most users on Instagram follow about 150-200 users on average. Trust us, that’s not a lot of users; you can easily skim through them in less than thirty minutes, twenty if you’re fast.

Going through your following list every once in a while ensures that you’re not missing out on anything and remove users who’re not worth your time/attention.

Here’s how to unfollow inactive Instagram accounts

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

Step 2: Your Home Feed is the first page you’ll land on. At the bottom right corner, you’ll see an icon called Your Profile. Tap on it.

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Step 3: At the top, you’ll see your username, and below you’ll notice your follower and following count. Tap on the number of people you’re following.

unfollow inactive instagram accounts

Step 4: A list of all the people you’re following will appear. Start from the very top and look at the usernames as you scroll down. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to tell who has an inactive account but just looking at their username.

Step 5: Beside each username, you’ll see the Following button. Tap on it to unfollow the user.

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There you go! Now you can easily unfollow inactive users from your Instagram account.

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