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How to See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Without an App in 2022

Do you often wonder who unfollowed you on Instagram? If so, then this blog post is for you!

In this article, we will discuss how to see who unfollowed you on Instagram without an app.

We will also talk about what you can potentially do to stop someone from unfollowing you on Instagram.

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So if want to find out who has stopped following your account and why, please keep reading!

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How to Check Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Without an App

This has got to be the safest way to find out who unfollowed you on Instagram: SpamGuard.

We’ve already covered on this blog how to recover Instagram accounts that have been disabled.

Among the many cases of accounts getting disabled that we see, are those that used 3rd-party apps to see who unfollowed them.

Using these apps speeds up the process, but I would still recommend checking without them in order to avoid getting in trouble with Instagram.

This is how you can see who unfollowed you on Instagram without an app:

  1. Open your Instagram app and go to your profile
  2. Click on the icon (three lines) on the top right corner
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Click on Security
  5. You’ll then go to Download Data
  6. Here, you will type in any email that you’d like to receive your data on. It can be any email
  7. Hit Request Download and wait for Instagram to send you the data

It can take a few minutes to a couple of hours to receive this email and it should look like this:

who unfollowed me instagram dataThis next part is best done on your computer.

You’ll download the data (Instagram will prompt you to log in first). The information to download will be in a Zip file.

Open the file and go over to the folder that says ‘followers_and_following‘. Here, there are two files we’re going to open in Google Chrome:

  • followers.html
  • following.html

From here, we’ll head over to

First, select and copy (on your keyboard: Ctrl+A/CMD+A -> Ctrl+C/CMD+C) your followers and paste that in List A.

We’re going to do the same for your following and paste it into List B.

You can now click Compare Lists.

From the results:

  • A only: users that follow us
  • AՈB: users we follow and also follow us back
  • B only: users that are not following us

We’re going to sort that list by selecting Sort A->Z and clicking again Compare Lists.

list of unfollowers

Now go back to B only to see your unfollowers clustered together.

And that is how you can see who unfollowed you without using an app.


How to Stop Someone Unfollowing You on Instagram

In order to stop someone from unfollowing you on Instagram, there are a few things that you can do.

The first thing to try is to ask them why they’re leaving your account and what it would take for them to stay.

This might seem confrontational but if handled correctly the person will be more willing than ever before to tell you why they unfollowed you.

You may also want to ask them what they think you could do better and how their experience was with your content.

The second way is by sending a message that says something along the lines of, “Hey! I noticed you unfollowed me on Instagram and wanted to let you know why it’s important for me to have people like you around.”

Again it may seem confrontational but it will teach you why they left.

In conclusion

We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about how to safely check who unfollowed you on Instagram.

Now, it’s time to get back out there! If you have any questions or would like help crafting an action plan based on the information we provided today, please write them in the comments section below.

Happy posting!


Wednesday 31st of August 2022

I don't have Download Data when I scroll down in Security.

My account was shut down last December because I used an app to see who unfollowed me. So I had to start a new account, but I will read your article and see if I can reinstate my old account.

I have hoping this suggestions to see who unfollowed me would work, but it did not.


Tuesday 30th of August 2022

Agree don't see download data when I go into security

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

Don’t see the download option


Thursday 26th of August 2021

This is a great tutorial to avoid getting hacked! Thanks for your help.


Monday 23rd of August 2021

This is genuinely the most helpful article I’ve seen lately. Thanks!