Find Instagrammers to Follow

Find people you already know on Instagram or explore Instagram to find new people to follow.

Find people to follow

We can help you find and follow your Facebook friends and phone or tablet contacts who are already on Instagram.

Android

  1. Go to your profile and then tap in the top right.
  2. Tap Find Friends to choose to find friends from Facebook, from your phone's contact list or from a list of suggested Instagrammers.
  3. Tap Follow next to people whose posts you want to see in your Feed.

iPhone/iPad

  1. Go to your profile and then tap in the top right.
  2. Tap Find People to Follow to choose to find friends from Facebook, from your phone's contact list or from a list of suggested Instagrammers.
  3. Tap Follow next to people whose posts you want to see in your Feed.

Windows Phone

  1. Go to your profile and then tap in the botom right.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Find & Invite Friends and then choose Follow your friends to find friends from Facebook or from your contact list.
  4. Tap Suggested users to see people whose posts you may like.
  5. Tap Follow next to people whose posts you want to see in your Feed.

You can also tap (Android and iPhone/iPad) or (Windows Phone) at the bottom of your app to see photos, videos and people that you might like. Use the search bar at the top of Search & Explore to search people or hashtags and find people sharing posts you're interested in (ex: search "knitting" to browse knitting posts people have shared).

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You can find people you might like to follow in Search & Explore. Tap to go to Search & Explore.

  • Scroll down to Explore Posts to see photos and videos that people you follow have liked or that a large number of people have liked
  • Tap Discover New People at the top of the page to see accounts you might like, based on a variety of things, including who you follow, who you're connected to and what photos and videos you like on Instagram

You can also find suggested Instagrammers by going to your account settings and tapping Find Friends on Android or Find People to Follow on iPhone.

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You can search for people, hashtags and places using the search bar at the top of Search & Explore. To search Instagram, tap > Search then choose whether you're looking for People, Tags or Places. Tap Top to search popular people, tags and places on Instagram. You can also search Instagram on the web.

The search results you see are based on a variety of factors, including the people you follow, who you’re connected to and what photos and videos you like on Instagram.

Learn more about finding people to follow.

Note: You can search people by their name or username.

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Sync your contacts

When you connect Instagram with your phone or tablet's contact list, you'll be able to see a list of your contacts who are on Instagram. You can choose contacts to follow from this list. When your contact list is connected, it's periodically synced and securely stored on our servers. You can disconnect your contacts at any time.

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To disconnect contact syncing:

  1. Go to your profile and then tap (Android), (iOS) or (Windows Phone)
  2. [Number of] Contacts (Android and iOS) or Find & Invite Friends (Windows Phone)
  3. Tap (Android), (iOS) or (Windows Phone) and then choose Disconnect

If you disconnect contact syncing, the contact info you synced will be automatically removed from our systems.

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