Instagram Auto Follow

The most-popular Instagram automation: Auto follow and auto unfollow on Instagram like a pro.

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Auto-follow Instagram accounts and get more people to follow you back.

Your perfect audience is somewhere on Instagram. Don't waste time following interesting profiles 1 by 1. This automation tool will do the (hard) work for you of auto following on Instagram.

In order to get the attention of your niche audience, the most powerful way is to follow each person one-by-one. Following the basic psychology principle of Reciprocity, people you follow have a strong probability to follow you back.

Instagram is a great platform for building an audience, whether you're starting a business, aim at becoming an influencer or simply want to grow your follower count.

Start getting more followers today by setting up the Instagram auto follower in a few easy steps.

Tutorial 🚀

1. Create your account.

Free trial for 14 days. Then switch to a Free plan or become a customer.


* no credit card required

2. Add this Instagram automation to your account.

3. Click on Configure me!

You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.

4. Easy & safe authentication

This automation will connect to the website on your behalf. The safest and most efficient way for Phantombuster to authenticate as yourself is by using your session cookies.

To make that process as easy as possible you can use Phantombuster's browser extension. It's a 2-click installation.

If you're operating from another browser and/or want to do it manually, here is how to do it.

5. Add a Google Spreadsheet

Create a spreadsheet on Google Spreadsheet.

Fill it with Instagram profile URLs. One profile URL per row, all in column A.

Make this spreadsheet public so Phantombuster can access it.

Paste the spreadsheet's URL to Phantombuster.

Start your automation!

You're all set. Just click "launch" to get your automation started!

Set this Instagram automation on repeat

Once your automation's configuration is ready, you can schedule repetitive launches. This will allow you to avoid rate limits, scrape more data and get your automated workflows to spread over days, weeks, even months.

To do so, go to your dashboard and look for your automation's “Settings” button.

Then, select a frequency:

And Save those new settings at the bottom of the page.


⚙️ Automation recommendations:

  • Reasonable: 8 accounts per launch * 8 launches per day, spaced out by 1h.
  • Try to keep under ~100 actions per day.

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This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:

  • profileUrl (Instagram profile URL)
  • imageUrl (Profile picture URL)
  • profileName (Instagram username)
  • fullName (Full name of the person)
  • postsCount (How many publications they made)
  • followersCount (How many followers they have)
  • followingCount (How many accounts they follow)
  • bio
  • website
  • verified (If Instagram has confirmed it's an authentic account)
  • inCommon (If some of your Instagram friends follow that account)
  • private (If the account is private)
  • status (If you follow or have blocked that account)

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