How to see your followers' activity on Instagram

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Have you ever wondered what your followers are doing on Instagram?

You might want to know just out of curiosity. But it's also a great way to discover new creative and useful profiles to follow. So why not find out what your followers like on this social media app?

If you think this is a good idea, you're not alone – many users are wondering how to proceed since the “Activity” tab in the “Notifications” section is no longer available.



Our article can help clear your doubts. Keep reading and find out how to find out more about your followers.

How to check your followers' activity on Instagram

Previously, you could easily see what your friends and followers liked by tapping on the "Activity" tab in your "Notifications" panel. But over a year ago, Instagram removed this feature and made it harder for our Insta friends to access.

Instagram's explanation is that they wanted to make the app as easy to use as possible. They also said they removed this tab because, according to their data, few people actually use it. However, many users seem not to have liked this change. But there were also others who said they were happy to hear that their followers will no longer be able to see what they like and who they follow.

While users have the “Explore” section to find exciting new accounts to follow on Instagram, how can you see your followers' activity now?

To see more than specific parts of your subscribers' activity, you'll need additional "spy support."

1. How to see someone's recent messages

Recent posts are part of someone's activity on Instagram, so here's how to see them. You can miss a user posting to your feed, but it's easy to make sure you're up to date by visiting their profile.



  1. Launch the Instagram app on your device.
  2. Select Magnifier from the menu at the bottom.
  3. Type the desired username in the search field at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap the user's name to open their account.
  5. Check out the latest articles by scrolling through their newsfeed.

2. How to see someone's followers

To see someone else's followers and the list of people they follow, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass at the bottom.
  3. In the search box, enter the username of the person you want to follow.
  4. When their profile opens, tap the “Followers” ​​or “Follow” section.

You'll be able to see the people they interact with, unless their profile is set to private. In this case, you can only see these lists if they approve your follow request.

3. How to see what someone else likes

It used to be much easier to see what people you follow liked on Instagram before the 'Activity' tab was removed. You had everything in one place, and there was no need to scroll much. It's always possible to check who liked what, but the process can be a bit tedious. Here's what you need to do.

  1. Open Instagram and go to your homepage.
  2. Scroll down the feed and choose a post made by someone you and the user you want to follow are following.
  3. Hit the "likes" below the post.
  4. See the list of people who liked the post and find out which of your friends liked it.

You can see what others like if you follow the same people. When you come across an image posted by your mutual follower, you can hit the "likes" to see who liked the post. Then you can see if the person you are interested in liked the photo.



How to Get Your Followers' Activity on Instagram with Third-Party Apps

In addition to seeing these basics, you can also track your followers' activity using third-party apps.

For example, you can use the Snoopreport app, originally created with marketing goals in mind. There is a low cost plan for this app, and it lets you track up to 10 users. However, since it is a paid app, you might want to think twice before getting it: is it worth paying for it for private use?

But if you want to track your followers more closely for content marketing purposes, it can pay off.

How to Hide Who You Follow on Instagram

If you want to hide the list of people you follow on Instagram, you can set your profile to private. Follow the steps below.

  1. Open Instagram and open your profile by tapping on your picture in the lower right corner.
  2. Select the hamburger icon in the upper right corner to view account settings.
  3. Select the gear icon at the bottom to open "Settings".
  4. Tap "Privacy" and navigate to the "Account Privacy" section.
  5. Toggle the toggle next to "Private Account" to set your profile to "Private."

Once you do this, only your followers will be able to see who you follow.


Additional FAQs

If we haven't answered all of your questions yet, you can check out the FAQ section below to learn more.

How do I view my activity on Instagram?

There are so many things you can show off on Instagram. Your followers have access to your posts, your follower list, and the people you follow. If you keep your profile public, even people who don't follow you can see this information.


How to delete a follower on Instagram?

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What is the point of following Instagram users?

As mentioned, some people follow other users out of sheer curiosity. Parents may also want to make sure their children are safe while using Instagram. Other people use it for u0022spyingu0022.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eMarketers often use tracking apps to learn more about their followers and target audiences. They can learn a lot about their interests, behavior and more and use that data to create better content for their audience.

What are your subscribers doing?

Are you disappointed by the disappearance of the “Activity” tab? Well, you still have ways to track your followers' activity. You can check out their recent posts, list of followers, and maybe see if they liked a photo posted by someone you both know. For more detailed "tracking", there are a few apps that can help, but try to limit your investigations with third-party apps and don't turn yourself into Sherlock Holmes.

Did you know about the “Activity” tab and if you did, do you miss it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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