Until a few months ago, you could know who was following you, or not, as well as tons of other useful information on your following base for all stalkers and communication gurus out there by simply using apps such as InsTrack. However, as Instagram is trying to have third-party apps comply with their rules, such apps are slowly disappearing or being reduced to more basic specs. Instead of leaving those tools alone, the photo-sharing app is now bringing a feature of their own called "Follows you" that let you know if someone is indeed following you or not.
The new "Follows you" feature is currently only available to Android users. But it seems like iOS devices owners should be able to catch up with the very next update. Until then, only some Instagram users will be able to know who follow them or not. The info is shown by just accessing someone’s profile and looking under their bio where you can already see the "Followed by" feature on some profiles.
Obviously, this doesn’t change much as people were already able to get this information by accessing the following section and type in someone’s profile. The difference it makes is that people will have access to this information much more directly when browsing one’s profile. It may entice more users to unfollow others if they see that they aren’t followed back though.
For now, it’s unclear if the new feature will translate into tons of unfollowing in the next couple of weeks or if it’s only a way for Instagram to calm down stalkers since they brought down InsTrack and similar apps. Only the future will tell what this new feature will change… or not.
What do you think? Will it change anything in your everyday use of Instagram? Would you be more prone to unfollow someone if you saw they weren't following you back? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.