How to prevent people from following you on Instagram. Instagram continues to add deeper account management tools and, starting today, it will be possible manually remove followers.
This feature has long been available to users with private accounts, but is now available to everyone.
Historically, the only way for users with public profiles to disable followers was to block them. This is a blunt approach, just because you don't want someone following you doesn't mean they need to be blocked.
To remove one of your followers, open the Instagram app and go to your personal profile. Tap followers to see everyone who follows you.
Next to the Follow button there should be three small dots. Touch them, then Remove to prevent the user from following you. Instagram won't tell them they've been removed.