We tend to follow a lot of people on Instagram and it’s not possible to remember when you first followed someone. While most people won’t bother to find out when they followed someone or when a particular person followed them. That said, there might be instances when you would like to know how long you’ve been following a person on Instagram.
If you’re friends with someone, you might also want to compare and see who followed who first on Instagram.
Can I check when I followed someone on Instagram?
Until now there was no way to find out when you followed someone or when someone followed you on Instagram. Hence, people used to resort to complicated workarounds like downloading their Instagram activity data to do the needful. This certainly wasn’t a convenient solution and the procedure could be done only on a computer.
Thankfully, the latest version of the Instagram app offers a simple and quick way to fetch this information. You can now see when you started following someone on Instagram as well as find the exact date someone followed you on Instagram. And this can be done directly from the Instagram app on iPhone or Android.
Note that if you’re curious to find out when someone started following someone on Instagram then this article isn’t for you.
How to see when you followed someone on Instagram
- Make sure your Instagram app is updated to the latest version.
- Search and open the profile of the person whose followed date you want to know.
- In their profile, tap the ellipsis icon (3 dots) at the top right corner.
- Tap ‘See shared activity‘.
- On the Shared activity screen, you can see the date you followed that person on Instagram.
That’s it. You can also follow these steps to find out if a certain person follows you or not.
How to see when someone followed you on Instagram
Simply follow the above-mentioned steps to check when someone followed you on Instagram. You can find this info even if you don’t follow the respective person.
TIP: To quickly see the date someone followed you, go to your profile and tap ‘Following‘. Sort the following list by Date followed (latest or earliest) if required. Tap the 3 dots next to their profile and select ‘See shared activity’.
How to check who followed who first on Instagram
If you follow each other, you can simply check and know who followed first on Instagram. For this, just go through the steps outlined above and compare the followed dates with each other.
NOTE: This won’t show the exact time. For that, you need to request and download your Instagram data.