How to Mass Unfollow on Instagram [2020 Updated]


Time for an Instagram mass unfollow? Is your Instagram full of people that you have followed over the years and you just want a big clear out?

Following on from our guide about How to Mass Unfollow on Twitter, we had been asked how to carry out a bulk unfollow on Instagram using a similar method. It’s time to get rid of all those Instagram users accounts and inactive users and unfollow users that you no longer want spamming your Instagram feed.

You can download an Instagram unfollow app on your smartphone from the app store, but 9 times out of 10 they either don’t work or get your banned under the terms of service of Instagram.

Well, we have been working on this and we now have a solution to carry this out using nothing more than Google Chrome and a bit of clever code. This is a slow method of unfollowing users but that’s the whole point, leave it running overnight and eventually you will have completed your unfollowing without getting your account banned.

Instagram Code Update

You may have noticed that the code that we had in this guide since we wrote it back in January 2017 had ceased to work. This is because the likes of Instagram are constantly updating their algorithms to stop bots and code running on their sites. 

It has only recently brought to our attention that the code in this guide had stopped working and when we found out, we started working on finding code that will work. Having spent a few days searching Google, we have finally put some code together from various methods from a number of sites that we have tested and confirmed (as of posting this update!) is fully working.

It consists of two much larger pieces of code so we will add them as text files to download rather than posting the whole code. Whilst we are updating this post, we have also updated the screenshots and recorded a video to show it working in full.

The Slow Unfollow Method

Be aware that this process is not a speedy one. Before you go any further and get all frustrated and leave negative comments, this process is designed to lowly unfollow people as to not trigger the 403 error which will make Instagram think that you are a bot. So it will slowly unfollow one account every 60 seconds.  Instagram tools let you automate these tasks as well and they are always worth a try to avoid the slow manual methods.

This means that this process is designed to be left to run for some time, overnight, over a weekend – depends how many accounts you want to unfollow.

You can go ahead and make changes to the script – you can change this line in the unfollow.txt file that you will download, to amend the seconds – 60 * 1000 = 60 seconds:

let step = 60 * 1000;

But you do this at your own risk and don’t blame us if you get banned from Instagram!

Video Walk Through

We have created a walk through of the below process to show it in full working order. The video may help you understand what script goes where and shows the outcome which is accounts being unfollowed!

If you watch the video, you might get a bit bored from the start of the unfollow process. It goes through to unfollowing three accounts which is three minutes of nothingness really, but it shows you exactly how it will work so you can just skip the last bit.

We suggest that you follow the written instructions below very care though, the video is just a guide.

Instagram Mass Unfollow Instructions

First of all you will need to be using Google Chrome as your computer internet browser. Then login to the account that you want to Instagram mass unfollow on.

When you have successfully logged into your Instagram account, click on the little man icon at the top right of the page:

Instagram Profile

This will then take you to your own profile page. You should see your following number, you should now click this:

Instagram Mass Unfollow Profile Followers

This will bring up a pop-up of all the people you are following:

Instagram Mass Unfollow Profile Followees

Once you are here, you should now press CTRL+SHIFT+J – this will now bring up the console to the right side of your Google Chrome browser and should look similar to this:

Google Chrome Console

Instagram Mass Unfollow Code

You should then enter two pieces of code – however, one must be done before the other, do not try to run all in one go. First of all, download the text files below:


Download Instagram Unfollow Scripts

Then copy and paste the contents of the start.txt file into the console and press the Enter key on your keyboard to execute:

Instagram Mass Unfollow Java Script Start

You should notice that underneath the script you have just run, true appears as in the above screenshot.

Then copy and paste the contents of the unfollow.txt file you have downloaded into the console underneath the true statement:

Instagram Mass Unfollow Java Script Run

This should then start the process of Instagram mass unfollow:

Instagram Mass Unfollow Process

Note that the error:

Uncaught ReferenceError: jqueryScript is not defined at <anonymous>:42:54

Just ignore this, as you can see, the process starts and continues regardless of this error message.

Depending on how any people you want to unfollow, you may hit Instagram’s limits – if you do, just re-run the above.


Please be aware that these are scripts that are not written by us. It is a combination of a number of scripts across various Googled sites and we have no idea where what is from! If you feel any of these scripts are yours, please leave us a comment below and we will credit you for it!


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How to use a computer to upload to Instagram

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So Instagram is huge right now and for most of the time, most people will upload their selfies and other images using a mobile device like an iPhone or any other touch enabled device.

However, what if you want to upload to Instagram directly from your desktop computer? Maybe you have images on your OneDrive or Google Drive that you want to upload directly without using a touch device. Well, it seems from just going to their website that this is not possible and that you have a use a mobile device or a touch screen computer.

Well, there is a little trick you can use with Google Chrome to make the browser think that it is, for the purposes of this guide, an iPhone which then allows you to upload to Instagram.

Step by Step Guide

Using Instagram with Google Chrome

Load up Google Chrome and go to the main home of Instagram at and ensure that you are signed in. This will take you to a page that will look something like this:

How to use a computer to upload to Instagram 1

Now right click on the page somewhere and select Inspect:

How to use a computer to upload to Instagram 2

This will bring up the Google Chrome console on the right hand side of your browser. You now want to click the mobile device icon on the left of that console here:

How to use a computer to upload to Instagram 3

In the main body of the website now, you will see a toolbar which is the mobile options. It defaults to Responsive, go ahead and change that to iPhone 6:

How to use a computer to upload to Instagram 4

Scroll down and you should now see the camera icon which you can click with your mouse cursor and upload a photo directly from your computer!

How to use a computer to upload to Instagram 5

If you can’t see the camera icon straight away, make sure you are at the home and not your own profile and then refresh the page (hit F5 key).

Apart from uploading your own images to Instagram, you can also free download other people’s interesting pictures & photos to PC, and easily transfer to iOS devices with this Instagram Photo Downloader.

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