How To See Mutual Followers On Instagram

The great social media platform Instagram has become the favourite app of today’s generation. Well, no doubt why it is so addictive and helpful in so many ways. It is all good to have a private account and add just the close ones in your account but there are many people out there who loves to socialize with strangers and increase their friend circle. The reason why platforms like Instagram and Facebook are so popular is because of their special feature of letting people add anybody in their account or whoever they like no matter where they live. People can even find people on Facebook by their photo and connect with them over the platform. On Instagram, you can add your friend’s friend just by sending them a request. This method was seen to be practiced by a lot of people. People nowadays add anyone who comes in their suggestion to increase their followers and connect with the other person.

The people you add from suggestion are mostly followed by someone you are already friends with on Instagram. Therefore, it is better to first see who that mutual friend is because there might be chances the person you add is a mutual friend of your brother, your family member or somebody you are really close to. So, it is always good to know first who that person knows and see any common connections between the two of you.

Or, suppose you saw an Instagram profile and you started to like that person, you would wish to know more about them. Well, it feels weird to text someone first if they don’t know you. So, what you can do in such a situation is, see for any mutual friend and ask them about that person. You can ask about their interests and get the basic information about that person, if he/she is single or committed, what college he/she is in, their dislikes and likes and so on.

But, the real question is that, Is there any such feature launched by Instagram that can help you see Mutual friends? You would be glad to know that yes there is. Let’s read the blog properly and know what the steps are for seeing mutual friends on Instagram.

How To See Mutual Followers On Instagram When You Follow Them

There are many chances that people you are friends with on Instagram have a common connection with you. Since, you are friends with someone from school or college, your other friends from the same school, college might have mutual friends with you on Instagram. Are you also curious to find out who those mutual friends are? Well, we are too. Let’s take a look at the steps and see the results.

When you add someone on Instagram, you can get access to their profile directly through yours. You don’t have to go through the whole explore tab procedure. In this method, we are going to explain how you can see mutual friends with someone you follow on Instagram.

  1. Go to Instagram app of your device. You will land on the home tab which will show you all the videos and pictures that your friends post on Instagram. All you have to is, tap on the small profile picture icon placed at the bottom right corner.
  2. On your profile tab, you will be able to see three metrics at the top right along with your profile picture- Posts, Followers and Following.
  3. Since you want to see the mutual friends with someone you are following, select the ‘Following’ option. If you want to restrict people from seeing your following list, you can try out some methods we have explained in the other blog.
  4. Now, either you the search bar available at the top to find that person or simply scroll down and navigate that person’s profile.
  5. Once you find their profile, click on it and on their profile tab, the three metrics: Posts, Followers and Following will be there placed at the top.
  6. Tap on the ‘Followers’ metrics and a list of their followers will appear on your screen. At the top you will find four options: Mutual, Followers, Following and Suggested.
  7. Select the first one which is, ‘Mutual’ and you will see all of those people who you are following and they are following that person on Instagram. These are your mutual followers.

How To See Mutual Followers On Instagram When You Don’t Follow Them

If you are not following someone on Instagram, you can still see mutual friends of you and that person. You won’t be able to access their profile like see their following list, followers or any post unless they have a public account. But, you will still be able to see their mutual friends by the alternative method. Let’s see what it is:

  1. Open Instagram on your mobile phone and login to your account. If you do not remember the password, you can reset it even without phone number or email address.
  2. After logging in, Instagram will directly open the home tab on your screen. Look at the bottom and you will see a magnifying glass icon right along with home icon.
  3. Click on it to go to the explore tab of your account. There will be a search bar placed at the top of your screen, use it to search the account of that person whose mutual friends you want to see.
  4. Once you type their username in the search bar, hit enter and a list of accounts with similar username will start showing up.
    Scroll through the list and navigate the account you are looking for.
  5. When you’ll find it, click on their profile and notice that right under their Instagram bio, there is something written like- Followed by xyz.
    (Here xyz denotes the username of an Instagram account.)
  6. This is where you will see the mutual followers of you and that person. If there are more than 2 mutual followers it will be written like-
    Followed by xyz, abc and 10 others.
  7. Well, the number can depend upon the mutual friends you and that person has.
  8. On tapping the ‘10 others’, you will be able to see the entire list of mutual accounts.

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