Are you curious about who your friend on Instagram’s following? Do you want to check who he recently followed?
No matter what reasons you have for wanting to know who that person follows on Instagram, there’s a way to find those details out — if you know how.
How to See Who Someone Recently Followed on Instagram
With Instagram’s current app update, there’s no way for you to know who someone recently followed as the list’s categorized based on who that person knows the most. But, you can use third-party sites like Snoopreport and IG Export to keep track of who an Instagram user follows.
Seeing Who Someone Followed Recently on Instagram — Here’s How
As mentioned above, there’s no way you can find out who someone’s recently following on Instagram.
Though you can check out who that user’s following by heading to the Following category on his profile, they’re not chronologically arranged.
Though there was a time when the “Following” list was arranged to who someone recently followed, Instagram again removed that feature and categorized the list to who someone interacts with the most.
With that said, we need to use third-party sites to be able to check who someone recently follows on Instagram.
The only question is how much you’re willing to shell out so you can get that juicy bit of detail.
Free App: IGExport
If you’re eager to find out who someone (your crush, perhaps) recently followed on Instagram but not willing to pay a hefty amount to get the report, IGExport’s the app you’re looking for.
IGExport’s a Chrome extension tool that you can install on your browser to get a report on someone’s recent followings.
To get started, follow these simple steps to install and use IGExport:
Step 1: Open a new tab on your Chrome browser and type “IGExport” on the address bar.
A few search results will then appear on the page.
Step 2: Click on the IGExport search result that leads to the Chrome Webstore (this is the first result on the list).
Step 3: After clicking that result, the page will then reload to open IGExport on the Chrome Webstore.
Head to the page’s right side and select “Add to Chrome.”
Step 4: After clicking “Add to Chrome,” a pop-out window will appear, asking you if you want to add IGExport as a Chrome extension.
Select “Add extension” and wait for Google to install the IGExport browser extension.
Step 5: Head to the Chrome toolbar and select the “Extensions” button. This appears as a puzzle piece icon.
Step 6: Scroll down the dropdown menu until you locate the IGExport extension. Then, click the pushpin icon to pin the IGExport extension to the taskbar.
But, pinning the extension to the taskbar is only an optional step.
Step 7: Once IGExport’s pinned on the taskbar (as mentioned, it’s an optional step in the process), log in to your Instagram account.
Step 8: After logging into your IG account, head to the search bar and encode the username of the person you’re curious who he’s following.
Then, when his account name appears on the dropdown menu that appears, click on it.
Step 9: After selecting the username on the list of accounts that appear, you’ll then find yourself on that person’s profile page.
Copy the username by highlighting and right-clicking on it before clicking the “Copy” option.
You can also just highlight the username and press Ctrl + C to copy it.
Step 10: Select the IGExport extension on the taskbar and paste the username you want to track in the box provided.
Then, select whether you’ll track the person’s followers or followings. Choose “Following.
Step 11: Then, select the “Export Following” button for IGExport to generate the report.
The page will then reload, listing the usernames that the IG user follows in chronological order. The ones you’ll see at the top are the most recent followings.
If you want to keep a file of the report, select the green “Download following” button to begin exporting the list on your device.
Yet, if you prefer that reports on the account become automated without repeating those steps, select the second method below.
Paid App: Snoopreport
If you want regular reports delivered to your email without the need to manually set up everything, then Snoopreport’s the app you should use.
For those who aren’t familiar with this app, Snoopreport allows a person to see who someone’s following on Instagram on a regular schedule.
But, you’ll need to pay to avail of their services.
So, if you’re hell-bent to track someone’s followings, keep reading the steps that you’ll need to follow below.
Step 1: On your browser’s address bar, type “Snoopreport.com.” This move will then lead you directly to Snoopreport’s website.
Step 2: Once you’re on Snoopreport’s website, select the “Log in” button and enter your account credentials.
But, if this is your first time using Snoopreport, choose the “Sign up button instead.
Step 3: In the Sign up pop-out window that appears, enter the valid email you’re using and create a password for the account.
After which, select the yellow “Sign Up” button.
Step 4: You’ll then be redirected to the Dashboard page.
On the Dashboard page, head to the “Add account” button and click it. You’ll then see a pop-out window asking you to buy a subscription.
Select the “Buy Subscription” button and choose the plan you’d want to avail yourself of.
After which, choose the “Subscribe button and encode the card details subsequently on the Payment page.
Click “Subscribe” again after you’ve completed the payment details needed.
Step 5: After setting up your account, select “Add account” again and enter the IG username you want to track in the pop-out window.
Select the “Check” button.
Then, all you have to do is wait for Snoopreport to prepare the report for you. You’ll find the reports in the dashboard area.
Step 6: Click on the Activity Report you want to view. Then, scroll down the report until you see the “New follows” section.
You will then see the list of that user’s recent followings listed chronologically, complete with the date and time.
And, since you’re paying for a subscription, you’ll receive an activity report on that IG account every week — including that user’s new followings, if there are any.
So, which of these 2 methods are you leaning towards?
Frequently Asked Questions about How to See Who Someone Recently Followed on Instagram
Does Snoopreport track Instagram accounts that are set as private?
Though Snoopreport gives you a detailed report on the IG user’s activities for that week, it cannot check private accounts.
Is there a way to check who someone recently followed on Instagram without using third-party apps or sites?
Though one can see who someone follows on Instagram, you cannot tell when that person followed such an account. With Instagram’s recent update, the “Following” list is arranged according to how often the user interacts with those he’s following and not chronologically.
How do I access the Followings list of an Instagram user?
First, you need to type the username on the search bar on the feed page. Click on the account that matches and allow Instagram to send you to that account’s profile page. On the profile page, click the “Followings” button until you see a pop-out window appear with that account’s list of followings.
If I can’t see who someone follows recently on Instagram, does this apply to my account as well?
Unfortunately, you cannot also identify when you followed a certain Instagram account through the Followings list. You cannot even sort your Followings list chronologically so you’ll have an idea who you followed recently.
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