Facebook profile followers are annoying for most people. They are added automatically, interfere in your activity and there seems no explicit option to un-follow them. Here is a quick guide that will help you get rid of profile followers on Facebook.

Who are the followers on Facebook?

Who is/are follower(s) and how they start following you? Actually, these are the persons who either choose to follow you or automatically set to follow you when a friend request is sent to you but you still prefer not to accept it. When the friend request on FB is put into pending (neither accept nor reject), the sender is automatically starts following your profile.

However, it’s also been noticed that no matter you keep it pending, select ‘Not Now’ or delete the friend request, the sender is automatically set to follow you. It means that in most cases, the process of following is started whenever somebody sends a friend request.

How to find who is/are following you?

Finding you followers on Facebook is very easy. There is no distinctive option for followers on profile page, however. You can find them with your friends list. Let’s simplify it:

  • Go to your Facebook profile
  • Click/tap on Friends tab.
  • There are some tabs, named Friends, Following, Followers. Select Followers.
  • A list of people will be shown who are following you. This list looks same like friends list.

These are your followers. Most probably, you’ll find no explicit option to un-follow your followers, just like the option available to unfriend your friends in friend’s list.

How to Stop/Remove Followers on Facebook

There are a few ways to remove people to follow you. At present, there is no visible option to un-follow as you can unfriend somebody. More precisely, there is no visible option that can enable you to stop others following you. But there are some methods that can do the exact job for you.

There are two convenient methods:

  1. Block the user
  2. Restrict who can follow you

1-Block the User

Blocking user enables you to stop selected (one or more) people to follow you. While the other followers will keep following. But it doesn’t work for all users (very few cases, but it should work). This method is preferred as it will permanently prevent that annoying person access your private information.The process to block the follower is given as under:

  • Go to Following tab. (your Profile > Friends > Following).
  • Click the follower or go to his/her profile.
  • Block that person. Block option can be found near Add Friend.

trick to block facebook follower

  • A popup box will appear, press Confirm.

fb block confirmation notice

Blocking the person will stop him/her to see your timeline, tag, conversation, add friend and implement some other limitations. So far so good, but sometimes users complain that blocking users doesn’t stop them following you. Although it seems strange as blocking a person prevents him/her from accessing your timeline or see you timeline stuff, so following will not matter anymore; as that person will not be able see your posts or any other details.

2-Restrict who can Follow You

Restrict who can follow you gives you as whole control on following option. You can select the category of people who will be able to follow you, while the others will not be able to do so. Let’s see how to do this:

  • Go to Settings.
  • On Settings page, select Followers in the left pane.
  • In right pane, find the Who Can Follow Me section. Most probably, this option will be set to ‘Everybody’. Change it to ‘Friends’.

restrict follow for friends only

That’s it. Now, only your friends will be able to follow you, not everyone. Moreover, the tab/option of ‘Following’ will removed as well. Restricting who can follow you to friends only is preferred if you want to totally get rid of Facebook followers.

Though, you can still follow others, until they either block you or restrict who can follow them option. I hope this tutorial will help you get rid of annoying followers on Facebook and enjoy a hassle free experience with better privacy.

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