How to See Who Unfollowed You on Facebook

Unfollowing someone on Facebook is not at all uncommon, especially given the current scenario where heated debates and bitter virtual conflicts are swelling up every time on Facebook. The one simple piece of advice, in this case, must be: You must learn to accept that just like you don’t like every person you meet on social media, someone may not like you too and it is better to accept that and be comfortable with it. But human beings are forever thirsty for information.

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Even if you don’t care about the post effects of being unfollowed, there is an urge in every Facebook user to at least know the people who java followed them. This is one of those typical Facebook hacks that not many people know but the sooner you know the easier it will be to quench your anxiety.

Difference Between Unfriend and Unfollow

Though both the words are used synonymously in most cases, they are not the same. When you unfriend someone on Facebook, both accounts are completely separated. There is no relationship between both accounts.

The person whom you have unfriended will no longer be available on your friend list and neither of you will come across each others’ posts while scrolling the newsfeed. Both the people will just be anonymous and distant like any two unrelated people on Facebook. If you have modified your privacy settings already, the unfriended person will also not be able to send direct messages to you; however, they can request to send messages. Well, to be honest unfriending is a rude option. You simply throw out someone from your Facebook life, denying their presence.

On the other hand, if you want a bit more subtle option to stay away from someone on Facebook, you can unfollow them. Unfollowing a person means they will remain on your friend list but their posts and activities will not be visible on your news feed. This way you are not directly spoiling the relationship with the person but at the same time, you will not get annoyed by the person’s posts and activities. If you unfollow someone they will still be able to send you messages directly without requesting.

How to See Who Unfollowed You on Facebook

To see who unfollowed you on Facebook, open your profile and tap on the Following tab. Manually search for the person who you are suspecting has unfollowed you. If the person’s name does not appear on the Following list that means you have been unfollowed by the person.

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Now, understand the key fact here. Unfriending a person automatically involves unfollowing but vice versa is not true. If you don’t find a person’s name in your friend list, that indicates the person has unfriended you and it involves unfollowing as well. A person who has unfriended you has automatically unfollowed you. If you don’t find the person’s name in the friend ist of yours there is no need to check the name in the follower’s list because it won’t be.

However, if you find the person’s name on the friend list, yet you are suspecting something fishy, you have to check the follower’s list to make sure that the person is just your friend or following you as well. It is a simple equation yet many people are simply unaware of this wow fact.

Let us not forget the last option, if you find the person;’s name anywhere (either on friends list or followers list) and you don’t even find their profile when you search for them on Facebook, it is very evident that either the person has blocked you or has deleted their Facebook account.

Alternative Way to See Who Unfollowed You on Facebook

Manually checking your “Friends” and “Followers” lists might be time-consuming. You have no means of knowing when someone uses the “Unfriend” button unless you keep an eye on your profile’s friend count on a frequent basis. Fortunately, there is a far easier way to check who has unfollowed you on Facebook.

Who Deleted Me is a Chrome and Firefox extension that checks your profile for you, so you don’t have to. When you sign in using your Facebook account, the app keeps your current friend’s list, then checks it every time you open the app to see if anything has changed, such as when someone unfriends you. It also distinguishes between individuals who have recently canceled their accounts and those who have recently deactivated their accounts.

This plugin was recommended by Sarah Evans, owner of Sevans Strategy & Sevans Digital PR, with the caveat that the program is currently in beta testing, so there are some problems to iron out. “You’re giving a third-party access to all of your Facebook contacts, so be cautious,” Evans cautioned.

We hope the above-mentioned methods may have helped you to know who unfollows you on Facebook.

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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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