I have a bunch of Instagram followers who no longer are active. Is there a way to detect followers who have not liked one of your last 10 posts and block them?

  • You could script something like that using the API. Mar 8, 2016 at 2:45
  • @TomWoodward if you know how to do this, you might want to create an example and post it as an answer. Mar 8, 2016 at 14:07
  • @TomWoodward I think the API is under tight restrictions now. You have to have a real app idea I believe.
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    Mar 9, 2016 at 3:56
  • Yeah. Even before these changes, It'd require full oauth etc. to do it. I'll put it on my list of things to play with if time allows. Mar 9, 2016 at 13:16

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There's a great and thorough tool named IGExorcist.

It allows you to check for ghost followers on Instagram, which are the inactive or spam accounts that follow you. It works by cross-checking your followers against accounts you’re following to gauge interaction over the past 300 days.

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