If you’re wondering how to unfollow everyone everyone on Instagram, you’ve probably got good reason to. Maybe it’s taking up to much of your time, your mental health comes first, or you just can’t stand seeing fake people pretend like their life is one-hundred percent grand at all times. Or maybe you’re like me and are finally starting to realize that none of it matters except the people that actually matter.
How To Unfollow Everyone On Instagram
Step 1: Login to Instagram either through your mobile device, tablet, or desktop.
Step 2: Navigate to your profile
Step 3: Click on where it says ‘Following.’
Step 4: Proceed down the list and begin clicking the button that says ‘Following’ and then click/tap
Step 5: Account will be unfollowed automatically if the account is public
Step 6: If the account is private, a secondary prompt will appear, asking you to confirm your unfollow, click the red ‘Unfollow’ text to confirm the unfollow.
Voila, you’ve just unfollowed someone!
Please note: You’ll want to unfollow about 100-200 accounts at a time before continuing to unfollow people. I know you’re eager to get it all over with but Instagram may think you’re a bot and will stop your unfollow-thon. When this happens, you’ll see a prompt that says:
“Action Blocked: This action was blocked. Please try again later. We restrict certain content and actions to protect our community. Tell us if you think we made a mistake.”
Wait about an hour every 100-200 unfollows and then proceed until you’ve unfollowed everyone on Instagram or until you’ve reached the amount you’re satisfied with.
You Can Lie To Yourself But Your Screen Time Will Always Tell The Truth
Unfollowing everyone on Instagram can seem a bit strange, especially in today’s world where we’re all seemingly supposed to be connected. If you aren’t on social media or engaged as often as others, you may even find yourself feeling like an outcast. As if there’s something you’re missing out on.
I’ve found the opposite to be true. When I’m on social media, I feel like I’m missing out on my own life because I’ve subscribed my attention to the lives of others. Why roll out of bed in the morning and hit the gym within the first 30 minutes of waking up when I can see so-n-so walking their dog, or so-n-so post another motivational video? I can live vicariously through their cardio or through their travels instead of doing it myself.
Instagram consumed me instead of me consuming it. My recent screen time will show you the facts: 7hrs 51 minutes on average is what I’ve been spending per day on Instagram.
If we multiply that by 365 days in a year, that’s 4,768.85 hours spent on Instagram alone. No wonder Facebook was keen on acquiring the social media giant. It’s where everyone’s eyeballs are at for extended periods of time. At this rate, I’ll have spent roughly 198 days of the year on Instagram alone. The other 167 days is probably time that I’m spending eating, showering, sleeping and exercising.
The reality is that I was being owned by Instagram. I wasn’t utilizing it as a tool to inspire. I was using it as a means to escape my own reality with feel good quotes, beautiful women, and sheikh business advice. I was given everything I wanted to see and hear on a platform that was designed to micro-dose my brain with dopamine.
I was tangled in the world wide web and needed to get out.
It’s Okay To Be Afraid To Unfollow Everyone, You’re Human
It’s human nature to want to belong. Everyone socially selects the tribes they want to be a part of and social media magnifies it. We follow pages and people that represent the values we align with. Or follow people for their beauty, entertainment value or advice. Inclusiveness is in our DNA as humans. We desire to belong, yet admire those who stand out.
So it’s natural if you’re concerned or fearful of the repercussions of your action to mass unfollow everyone on Instagram. Maybe you’ve thought the following:
“What are they going to think?”
“Will they unfollow me back?”
“Does this mean they think I don’t like them?”
“I hope I don’t make anyone upset.”
“Maybe I should follow them back.”
And on.. and on…
This all stems from the fear of not being loved. Acceptance is natural and something everyone wants and needs. Without connection, we’re lost.
But don’t lose yourself into thinking that you need to stay connected to everyone 24/7. You don’t need to follow everyone just because they follow you back. If they don’t offer any real value to your life, it’s okay to unfollow them.
And the best part about all of this is that you don’t owe anyone an explanation. Let people think what they want to think. If they have hard feelings towards you, those are their emotions, not yours. Unfollow everyone on Instagram and see if it’s the right thing for you. If not, you can always follow everyone back.
This is your life and it’s important to put yourself first no matter what.
Those Who Love You and Know You Will Understand That It’s Nothing Personal
Read that heading as many times as you need to.
Those who love you will understand that it’s nothing personal. They most important people in your life have your phone number and can get in contact with you when they want and need to.
Whatever your reason for going through with unfollowing everyone, I wish you peace and love throughout the rest of your life. Stop following dumb people, dumb shit, and put you first.
Screen time doesn’t lie. So why should you?