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How to Follow or Unfollow Someone on Threads

by Rahul Rai
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Since the launch of Meta’s new microblogging platform, Threads, it has quickly grasped the attention of millions of users. If you’ve recently signed up for Threads, you may wonder how to follow or unfollow someone on it. But don’t worry. In this article, we will show you multiple ways to follow or unfollow anyone on Threads app and you’re free to go with any method that suits you.

How to Follow Someone on Threads

There are three ways to follow someone on Threads and we will go through each of them in detail.

Method 1: By Tapping on Profile Picture (Home Feed)

One of the easiest ways to follow someone’s Threads account is from the suggested post. You may have noticed several random accounts appearing on your home feed, that’s because Threads thinks (or hopes) you may like that kind of content.

So if you want to follow such accounts, simply tap on their Profile Picture (with a plus sign), and then hit the Follow button.

Follow Someone on Threads by Tapping on Profile Picture

Tip: Learn the meaning and functionality of each symbol and icon on Threads.

Method 2: Using Search

The problem with the above solution is that there will be many random accounts on your home feed instead of the ones you would typically choose to follow. So you may or may not find the above solution practical. In that case, you can follow this method.

1. Launch the Threads app and go to the Search tab.

2. Tap on the Search Bar to find the person or page you’re looking for.

Follow Someone on Threads using Search

3. Once found, hit the Follow button next to the username to start following.

Follow Someone on Threads using Search 2

Note: After tapping on the Follow button, it changes to the Following button if the account is public. However, if the account is private, it switches to the Requested button instead. That means the account owner will approve whether or not you can follow and subsequently view their posts. A concept followed on Instagram too.

Following vs Requested

Method 3: From Threads Settings

Alternatively, you can also go to your Threads Settings to follow the same account you follow on Instagram. Here’s a step-by-step process:

1. Open the Threads app and go to your Profile Page.

2. Once there, tap on the hamburger menu and select the Follow and invite friends option.

Follow Someone on Threads from Settings

3. Now choose the Follow accounts from Instagram option and start following the accounts that you wish to follow.

Choose your Instagram Friends to Follow on Threads

Pro Tip: You can also ask your friend to share their Threads Profile link so that you directly follow them from their profile page.

How to Unfollow Someone on Threads

If you mistakenly followed someone or wish to stop following someone on Threads, there are two ways to do that:

Method 1: From Search

The quickest way to unfollow someone on Threads is by searching the user by their name or ID and then hitting the Following button next to their profile. This will stop you from following them on Threads.

Unfollow Someone on Threads using Search

Method 2: From Following List

Another way you can unfollow any Threads account is by simply going to your Following list. Here’s how:

1. Navigate to your Profile Page.

2. Next tap on the Followers and then switch to the Following tab.

3. From there, simply tap on the Following button next to the username that you no longer wish to follow.

Unfollow Someone on Threads from your Following list

If you’re following many people on Threads, it can be challenging to find a specific user. In such cases, you can use the Search Bar to easily find any followers.

Tip: Sick of seeing too many notifications on Threads? Here’s how to pause, silence, and disable it.

How to Remove Followers on Threads

Maybe you mistakenly accepted a Follow request from the wrong or unknown person, or wish to remove a stalker from your followers’ list. In that case, follow the below guide:

1. Go to your Profile Page and tap on Followers.

Tap on Followers

2. Now tap on the Remove button located next to the person you wish to remove. You can even use the Search Bar to find the user.

Tap on Remove Button to Remove a Followers on Threads

3. To proceed with the removal, simply press the Remove button once again.

Tap on Remove Button to Remove a Followers on Threads 2

And don’t worry, when you remove anyone from your following list, they won’t receive any notification.


1. What happens when you unfollow someone on Threads?

When you unfollow someone on Threads, you will no longer see their photos, videos, threads, and replies. Furthermore, you won’t be able to see their insights, such as how many likes and comments they have on their posts.

Note: If the Threads account is public, you will still be able to see all their posts, likes, and comments even after unfollowing them.

2. Do people get notified if you unfollow them on Threads?

No, when you unfollow someone, they aren’t notified. You can also block them to stop following you. However, they may eventually discover this at some point, possibly by browsing through their follower list and noticing your name is no longer visible.

3. How to see who unfollowed you on Threads?

If you believe your friend has unfollowed you on Threads, you can confirm it by going to their profile page and checking their Following list. If your name is not there on the list, you can safely assume you’ve been unfollowed.

4. Does unfollowing someone on threads also unfollow them on Instagram?

No, unfollowing someone on Threads does not automatically unfollow them on Instagram. While you may need an Instagram account to sign in to Threads, both platforms function independently, and your followers on each platform are managed separately.

Discover Your Threads Followers

Following a handful of people on Threads who matter to you the most can really help you boost your Threads engagement and overall user experience. However, if you want to remove or restrict a person from your Threads account, you have options like unfollow, mute, restrict, and block.

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