• Spice Name: Instagram auto-follow
  • Results: Automatically follow anyone on Instagram to grow your network

The best Instagram auto-follow tool

Auto-following as a strategy to win new real followers has been around since the beginning of social media. And even though its practice has evolved over time, Instagram auto-follow automation is still relevant in your growth toolkit.

Our Instagram auto-follow tool will allow you to select a list of Instagram users, and automatically add them, in the hope that they’ll reciprocate. Let’s see the right way to use this Instagram automation to win new followers for your brand or personal Instagram account.

How to use the Instagram auto-follower right? Using this automation:

  1. Auto-follow the right Instagram accounts. To maximize your chances of getting relevant new Instagram followers, make sure they’re into what you’re doing. To find followers that match this criterion, see some use-cases in the next section.
  2. Unfollow accounts who did not reciprocate after a few days. It’s important for the Instagram algorithm, as well as for your account’s image, to not have a negative ratio of following to follower. To avoid this, use Instagram auto-unfollow to do the job.
  3. Don’t over do it. Instagram monitors users’ new follow activity, and is able to detect users over doing the follow/unfollow thing. Make sure to keep the number of new Instagram accounts you follow to a reasonable amount.

Find users likely to follow your follow

IG followers are valuable to you when they care about what you’re doing. Before starting follow-unfollow everyone, we strongly recommend you think hard about where your ideal followers are.

Here are some other spices you can run on any Instagram profile URL:

  1. Scrape their email address for cold outreach
  2. Take a screenshot of their profile
  3. Auto like the recent posts from an Instagram account
  4. Automatically watch Instagram stories
  5. Scrape Instagram stories from any Instagram account
  6. Scrape posts published on an Instagram account   

Get started with Instagram auto-follow

  1. Create a free TexAu account here.
  2. Specify the Instagram users you want to auto-follow (see use-cases above).
  3. Run the automation right away, or schedule it for a better time.

How to run auto-follow Instagram profiles on TexAu

Here we will see the steps of the execution & the inputs required for this spice.

The whole execution will play around these 5 input points & the total time to execute this will be around 1-2 minutes, depending on the number of Profile URLs you want to auto-follow.

Here’s what each of the input points means:

  1. SessionID: Instagram uses this piece of information to ensure it’s really you who’s using the profile.
  2. Profile URL: Enter the Profile URL in this field. If you have a list of Profile URLs in a CSV or a Google sheet. Use that in step 3.
  3. Upload a CSV or Link a Google Sheet: Here you can upload a CSV or link a Google sheet. There are some extra steps here & we will cover them in the next section.
  4. Follow profile: Clicking on this button will immediately start the execution.
  5. Schedule this spice: You can choose to schedule this spice to find company IDs.

How to auto-follow Instagram profiles?

Once your account is set up, and you have completed the onboarding, visit the Spice page in the app. TexAu acts on your behalf on Instagram to run this automation. TexAu is the safest automation platform on the web, it uses your Instagram session cookie to authenticate as you to run this automation. We never ask for your login credentials. To make filling session cookies easier, you can use the TexAu Chrome extension. This process only requires 2 clicks.

Download TexAu Extension for Chrome here: TexAu Chrome Extension [Used and loved by over 4000+ customers]

Refresh your automation page and click on the Get Cookie button. Make sure you’re logged in to your Instagram account & the activated chrome extension will do the job.

In case if you are not using Google Chrome, check this guide on how to get cookies manually from your browser. We are working hard to bring our extension to all the major browsers very soon.

Step 2: Upload the CSV or paste Google sheet URL (only if you have multiple profile URLs)

If you have a CSV, simply upload it from your PC. If you have a Google Sheet, there are some extra steps.

  • First, paste the Google sheet’s URL.
  • Either get the session cookie or use our Chrome extension to do it with the click of a button.
  • Input the column containing the profile URLs. Make sure you choose the right column for successful execution.

For the final touch, make sure you have set the sheet as public (as shown below) so the TexAu can access it.

Step 3: Start execution or schedule the automation

Clicking on the Follow Profile button will immediately start the execution. Based on the number of Profile URLs you want to auto-follow, the execution time will vary.

Scheduling the automation will give you additional points to control the execution. You can choose specific days of the week or month, specific times daily. You can even set a specific start & end time of the execution.

The advantage of automating the whole process is that you don’t have to actively sit in front of your PC while TexAu does its job.

Step 4: Download execution results to your local PC

Once you click on the Follow Profile button, the execution will begin and then you will see the following message in the execution log.

Once you see, click on the ‘Result’ button where you can view your results & download the result as a CSV file as shown below.

Note: Alternatively you can download results from the Results menu on the left-hand navigation, just hover over the menu & click on Results as shown below:

That’s all you need to auto-follow Instagram profiles.

Limitations & important points to note

  1. You can follow 1 account per hour. Instagram is very strict against automation & hence we have this cap to keep you safe. You can schedule this spice to run on our cloud app for a list of Instagram profiles to auto-follow. Furthermore, you will have to keep in mind your daily limit. You can find those details here.
  2. If you’re using the web version, make sure you toggle the ‘Use Proxy button’. This will require you to add a proxy to your account. If you use the TexAu Desktop app, you don’t have to worry about purchasing a proxy or even setting one.
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