When your number of followers exceeds 9,999 on Instagram, a “K” will be added to your number of followers. This implies that from 10,000 followers, your follower count will be displayed as 10k. At this point, it becomes difficult to know the exact number of followers you have.

How then to see the exact number of people who follow you? There is a simple trick to solve this problem. However, it is not really simple. You will need a PC to perform this trick; it cannot be performed on a mobile phone.

You can only check your exact follower count on your mobile phone if you have an Instagram business account.

Short answer: To see an exact number of followers on accounts with more than 10k followers, you will need to use a PC. On your browser, open the Instagram profile/account that interests you. Finally, hover over the person’s follower count.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the tips to solve your problem. Let’s go.

How to see the exact number of followers on Instagram?

There are two ways to do it, just follow the steps below.

Using your browser on your PC/Laptop

You can only apply this method using a PC. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open your browser, navigate to Instagram.com, and enter your account details to log in.
  2. As soon as you are logged into the Instagram website, you will find a search bar at the top middle; click on it.
  3. Type in the search field the name of the account that intrigues you.
  4. When the page is displayed, hover the cursor over the number of followers of the person. The exact number of people following the person will be displayed.

It might interest you to know that you don’t necessarily have to log in with your account if you don’t want to. You just need the username of the account you are interested in. Here’s how.

Open your browser and go to http://www.instagram.com/username. For example, suppose you want to know the exact number of followers of ITGeared. Since our username is itgeared, here’s what you’ll type in the URL bar: http://www.instagram.com/itgeared.

And There you go ! Mission accomplished. It was easy, right? Do you think we overdid it when we said ‘however, it’s not exactly simple’?

Using Instagram Insights

This method is easier, except it can only be done on an Instagram business account using the mobile app. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Make sure your account on Instagram is a business account.
  2. View your profile by clicking on your profile icon. You will find it at the bottom right.
  3. Select Insights on your profile page.
  4. Finally, click on Audience, and you will see your exact number of followers.

Note that you can only use this method to see your exact number of followers. If you want to see the number of followers of other people, you will have to adopt the first method.


What is the benefit of Instagram followers?

A large number of followers on Instagram indicates that you can reach more users every day. When brands are looking for someone to promote their products or services on Instagram, they look to Instagram users with a large number of followers.

Every company’s goal is to reach a particular target audience, and the more people they are able to reach, the higher their sales. More sales means more profits.

In summary, a large number of followers can earn you money, either as a content creator or as a brand influencer.

How many followers do I need to be verified on Instagram?

As an Instagram user, if your account has a large number of followers, your account will be eligible for verification. However, there is no exact number that determines your eligibility. It depends on company standards.

Usually, verified accounts have a minimum of around 30,000 followers. Therefore, some users resort to buying followers to have a large number of followers to be verified by Instagram.

The good thing is that Instagram takes note of these frauds and removes users with fake profiles from the verification list. This implies that users who buy followers will not qualify for verification.

Can you hide your follower count on Instagram?

The answer is no, unfortunately. You cannot hide how many people follow you and how many people you follow on Instagram. The numbers are always visible.

Making your account private will only hide your posts and stories from people you disapprove of. The number of followers you have and the number of people you follow will always be visible to everyone.


Applying any of these methods can help you see your exact Instagram follower count if you or the account you want to check has up to 10k followers.

If you have less than 10k followers, you definitely don’t need this. There is no lost knowledge, by the way. You could share this newly acquired knowledge by sharing the information with those who may need it or by sharing this post.