How To See The Most Recent Followers On Instagram?

Instagram presently has over 2.35 billion monthly active users, rising daily.

This application allows you to share pictures and videos (reels); today, thousands of accounts are monetized.

But knowing who followed you recently can be a challenging task!

You are at the right place if you are looking for the process- how to see the most recent followers on Instagram.

Now the question is if you want to see your or your boyfriend’s recent followers to know if he is following other girls behind your back!

I have written both processes, so take your time reading and then check the latest followers of whoever you want.

Before seeing recent followers, let me describe how the followers’ system works!

Understanding Instagram’s Follower System

Instagram is a social media platform where you can easily follow each other’s accounts; in the case of private accounts, the other person has to accept your request in order to add you to their profile.

When you follow someone, their posts display in your feed, and you are added to their list of followers.

However, finding your most recent followers within the app can be difficult because Instagram does not have a dedicated tool/process for this.

But don’t panic; I have come up with this article to solve your problem of seeing the most recent followers on Instagram.

How to See Someone’s Recent Followers on Instagram?

Before 2021, you could see someone’s recent followers just by going to their profile and tapping on the ‘followers.’ But, no!

You can’t do that anymore. I am telling you this because if you are an old user, you would know how awesome that feature was! 

Let’s talk about what you can do today to see recent followers- You can go to that person’s profile and look for the followers under the follower’s list; there are high chances you can see who recently followed them as it would be on the top of the list.

And yeah, don’t forget to check from the end; sometimes, you find recent followers at the end of the list; you have to scroll a little to get there!

As a regular user, you would definitely do the above-mentioned process in the application itself; but let me tell you from my experience that a web browser works better in finding the latest followers list. 

Basically, Instagram changed its algorithm to show the followers a user would want to see first. Different attributes have different weights that determine the ranking of followers listed anywhere on the platform.

While before, it was simply ordered chronologically, now the time has been given less weight, and things like interactions between users have been prioritized.

For the less tech-savvy people, here are the steps you need to follow to view the followers on your PC- 

The first step is, Sign in to your account in the browser.

Then, look for the account you want. Just type that user’s name in the search bar, and it will pop up below.

Go to that account’s profile and tap on ‘followers.’

And boom, you can see followers based on who Instagram thinks you would want to see first.

So they’ll start with mutual ones, the ones you interact with the most, the ones with other connections with you, and so on. 

Chronology is given less weight, so those ones might be shown in the middle or end of the list.

How to See Your Recent Followers on Instagram?

You can directly see your new followers in the app itself and turn on the phone/ PC notification; whenever someone follows you, you will get a pop-up on your screen even when the app is not opened. 

How can you directly see your recent followers- To do this, you have to go to your home page or feed and look to the right.

There you can see a heart-shaped icon; click on it to see whoever followed you in recent days. If your follower increases at a fast speed, then you can only see the latest few followers in this area. 

And to stay up to date with your Instagram and its followers, you have to enable notifications for new followers. The process is as follows- 

  1. Open your Instagram application on your mobile phone.
  2. Now click on the icon (which would be your Instagram profile picture); it is in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. Go to the three lines visible at the top right; that is, to get the menu. Click on those horizontal lines.
  4. See ‘Settings’; it should be first on the list.
  5. Click on it, and then you can see ‘Notifications.’ 
  6. Tap ‘Notifications’ and go to ‘Push Notifications.
  7. Scroll a little, and then you can see ‘Followers,’ turn on the blue button and get notifications for new followers. 

If you enable this setting, you will receive notifications whenever you get a new follower.

Again, this way, you can only see the recent followers because turning on notifications won’t allow you to have access to the whole list of followers.

However, it will work if you constantly see your followers count (which humanly seems a little difficult to me!). 

Another way to see recent Instagram followers is through third-party applications!

Leveraging Third-Party Apps and Tools- 

When it comes to discovering your most recent Instagram followers, third-party applications and tools might be a great option to look for! 

These tools and websites have great tracking features that allow you to gain information about your most recent followers. Let’s look at how you should use these tools to get what you want!

  • Install and Connect Your Instagram Account: Download the app you liked the most from your device’s app store (Play Store or App Store) and follow the installation instructions. When you are done installing, sign in with your Instagram credentials to connect it to your account. 
  • Obtain Follower Insights: After connecting your Instagram account to the app, go to the app’s dashboard to locate the follower analytics section. Most probably, you can see the metrics regarding your followers here, such as recent followers, unfollowers, and follower growth patterns.
  • Examine Recent Follower Lists: Within the installed app, look for a feature or tab that shows your most recent followers. This can come out either as “Recent Followers” or “New Followers.” 

Aside from mobile apps, various web-based tools can also help you track your Instagram followers. These tools work similarly to mobile apps, allowing you to acquire information about your most recent followers. 

Some examples of these tools are “Social Blade,” “InstaFollowers,” and “Ninja Reports.” Examine their features and customer ratings before deciding on the finest tool for your needs.

In Conclusion

I will conclude the whole article in a paragraph by saying Instagram does not have a built-in function that allows any of us to see the most recent followers; several ways and tools can assist you in obtaining this information. 

Each technique I have mentioned in the above paragraphs has advantages and disadvantages, from Instagram’s activity tab to using third-party apps. 

You can gain all kinds of information regarding followers and improve your profile by mixing and matching these tactics(mentioned above) and connecting with your new followers.

So, try these methods out and find your recent Instagram followers to improve your knowledge and connections!

Pria Sharma

Caffeine junkie, a lively learner, and an experienced affiliate marketing writer for SB Digital. Always wanted to research and write on various verticals – that’s my thing now! Down for a France trip with me? Well, read my blog posts first, and it’s a deal!

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