If you are in search of how to see sent follow requests on Instagram then this tutorial is for you. We will learn how to see sent requests on Instagram iPhone, Android, and computer in simple steps.
When it comes to social media, Instagram is one of the most popular platforms, especially among youts. Instagram is now not limited to sharing photos only, instagram reels are now more popular. Like Facebook, Instagram allows us to follow our family, friends and relatives. We had posted various tutorials on Instagram such as How to see posts you’ve liked on Instagram.
Instagram suggests user profile as you may know and this make user to send follow request to an Instagram profile which make us to send follow request to a different person. Instagram provides you a list of people on Instagram who requested to follow you or sent a follow request to follow you but there are no direct options to see sent follow requests on Instagram.
To we are going to learn how to see sent follow requests on Instagram in iPhone, Android, and computer. So without wasting more time, let’s proceed with the tutorial.
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How to see sent follow requests on Instagram on Android
If you are an Android user then also you can have a list of current follow requests on the Instagram app. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
Step 1 : Firstly open the Instagram app in your Android smartphone and log in to your Instagram if you are not logged in.
Step 2 : Now tap on the profile button placed at the bottom right side and then tap on the hamburger button on the top side.
Step 3 : A menu will appear on the screen, from that tap on Your Activity and the new options menu will open.
Step 4 : Now scroll to the bottom and tap on download your activity and you will get a request to download your information page. Click on Request a download and proceed to the next step.
Step 5 : Here you will be asked to choose the profile. As Instagram is now owned by Meta, you will get a Facebook account as well.
Step 6 : Choose your Instagram profile and you will get two options to choose from,
- Complete Copy
- Select types of information (You can select which information you want to download)
Step 7 : Choose a complete copy and proceed to the next page.
Step 8 : Here you need to choose the date range, select as per your requirement.
Step 9 : Now you will be asked to choose the download options. Make sure you choose HTML in format as you can easily read file in mobile and tap on Submit request
Step 10 : Now wait till Instagram proceeds with your request and you will also be notified as your Instagram profile activity file is ready. (you will get a notice that this proces can takes time upto 4 days but most of time, your data will be ready within 15 minutes.
Step 11 : Now open any file manager app on your phone like files by google and open the download button and unzip the downloaded file
Step 12 : After extraction, search for the folder followers_and_following and then open pending_follow_requests file and you will find all the account which you had sent follow request on Instagram and the requests to follow is pending.
These are the steps that you need to follow to have a track to sent follow request on Instagram in an Android phone. if you are using iPhone then we have a tutorial for you as well. Keep reading.
How to see sent requests on Instagram on iPhone
Like Android phones, there are ways to see sent follow requests on iPhone. On the iPhone Instagram app, as you know there is no direct method or option to view sent follow request. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
Step 1 : Firstly open the Instagram app in your iPhone and log in to your account using login credentials
Step 2 : Now click on the profile button placed on the bottom right side of the app.
Step 3 : Tap on the hamburger button to open the menu and then click on Your Activity. Now scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap on Download your activity.
Step 4 : On the download your data page, your email address will be written, leave it as it is and tap on request download button.
Step 5 : On the next page, enter your Instagram account password to verify and tap on next
Step 6 : After completion of the process, you will receive a mail at your mail address, open and click on the download information after login to your account.
Step 7 : To locate the downloaded file, open the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down, search for Safari, and tap on it.
Scroll and find downloads and open files app and locate the downloaded file and unzip it
After unzipping the file, open the folder followers_and_following, and in that folder, open the file name pending_follow_requests file. This is the list of sent requests on Instagram.
It also says that the process “may” take 14 days, but in reality, it will take a few minutes to an hour, depending on how large your data is.
How to see sent follow requests on Instagram Computer
In case you don’t have access to android or iphone or in case you want to use a computer to request to follow on Instagram then here are the steps. Follow the below set of instructions.
Step 1 : Open Google Chrome or any internet browser in your computer and open Instagram website.
Step 2 : After login into your account, click on the More button placed at bottom of the Instagram website, and from the options, click on Your activity.
Step 3 : Under Your activity options, click on Download your information option.
Step 4 : Edit the email address if you want and select HTML as the information format and click on next.
Step 5 : Now enter the Instagram password and proceed. On next page, click on “Download Information” and wait for the mail of instagram about the completion of the Instagram activity. (Note – process “may” take 14 days, but in most cases, it will take a few minutes to an hour, based on your data is size.)
Step 6 : Use software like Winzip or Winrar to unzip the file and search for followers_and_following in which you will find list of pending follow request.
Open Instagram and search for the profile username you got in Instagram follow requests that you’ve sent list and if you want to cancel follow request, you can do as well.
FAQ (how to see sent requests on Instagram iPhone android and computer)
1. Why my Instagram follow requests disappeared?
If the person had canceled the follow request to follow then your Instagram follow request disappeared. Another reason can be a change in Account privacy change from public to private.
2. How to cancel all sent follow requests?
To cancel all sent follow requests on Instagram, you need to have you’ve requested to follow Instagram list and had to open instagram profile using those Insta usernames and cancel one by one. There is no method to deleted follow requests in one click and you had to open every individual profile and click on button to cancel the request.
3. How to see who you requested to follow on instagram?
To see who you have requested to follow on Instagram, you need to open the app and go to your profile by tapping on the profile icon in the bottom right corner. Then, tap on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner to open the menu. Select the “Settings” option at the bottom and tap on “Privacy” and then choose “Account Privacy”. Here, you will find the option “Private Account”. If your account is set to private, the people you have requested to follow will be listed under the section “Connections” under”Followers Requested”. By tapping on it, Instagram will display the list of users you have requested to follow.
4. How do I see requests I’ve sent on Instagram?
There is no direct option available on instagram to provide you list to check the sent follow request by you on instagram. To find follow requests that you’ve sent, you need to download your activity data from instagram and open the followers_and_following folder where you will find pending_follow_requests file
5. How do I accept follow requests on Instagram?
Open instagram app in your phone and click on notification button i.e. Heart button beside dm. Here on top, you will find Follow requests on top. Tap on that and you will get all Instagram profile that request to follow you. Tap on accept to accept follow requests on Instagram
This was the detailed step by step guide on how to see sent follow requests on Instagram on iphone, android and on computer. If you have any problem in following the tutorial or view your sent follow requests steps, feel free to use comment section. In case you want us to cover and