Mass Follow People on Instagram

One of the biggest problems when launching a business Instagram account is creating an audience. It isn’t simple for a company to compete in a social media already conquered by influencers. If you’re struggling to bring an audience together, this tutorial is for you.

Do you know that almost 35 % of the people you follow on Instagram will follow you back? Such follow back ratio guarantees around 350 followers for every 1000 accounts followed. If you take into account that Instagram allows users to follow up to 7500 accounts all around, imagine how many followers you can get by reaching that amount.

Who Should You Follow?

As you may guess, it’s not about following any user randomly. Your goal is to increase your list of leads, therefore your followers must be potential customers. The strategy is to follow people that correspond to your buyer persona. If you are wondering where that people may be, the answer is simple: following your competitors or influencers of your industry.

This tutorial will explain how to use the PhoneBot technology to mass follow people on Instagram in some simple steps. That is to say, how to mass follow the followers of your competitors or influencers, in order to increase your own list of followers.

1. Build a List of Influencers and/or Competitors

Before getting your hands on the tool, you need to perform some ground work. Put in simple words, you need to look for the Instagram account of your competitors or influencers of your industry. Since you’re aiming at increasing your follower base, and as a result your client base, you need to find out where your leads are hanging out. Who else would be more interested in your product or service than the followers of your competitors or influencers of your niche?

We assume you know who your competitors are. However, if you are having troubles identifying your competitors, do a Google search with the keywords of your activity. That way, you will find the websites, social media pages, or Google ads of your competitors.

Regarding the influencers, we recommend to take a look at platforms such as Talkwalker or Buzzsumo. Its analytics will provide you a list of influencers based on specific keywords. For instance, if you are in the coffee business, you may enter “coffee” in Buzzsumo search tool, and get these results.

Once you have found the targeted accounts, follow them, so as to have access to their followers’ list. Then copy the URLs of the accounts and paste them in a Google spreadsheet.

2. The Instagram Account

Before even considering mass following people on Instagram, you naturally need an Instagram account. If you already have one, skip this part. Otherwise, keep in mind that a freshly created account have certain restrictions compared to old ones.

2.1 The Daily Follow Limit

Instagram fight against spamming by imposing restrictions to certain account activities. New accounts can follow or unfollow up to 100 accounts per day. The number increases by 50 for old accounts. These actions must look natural, otherwise the account may get banned.

3. Configure PhoneBot to Auto-Follow Multiple Instagram Accounts

3.1 Download and Install PhoneBot on Your Computer

If you haven’t installed PhoneBot yet, you can test it for free. There is a guide that explains step by step how to install it and a video knowledge base that describes the process from scratch. Our live chat is at your disposal to help you whenever necessary. You can also contact us by WhatsApp or phone at +33767371715, or by email at

3.2 Configure the “Auto-Follow People on Instagram” Task on PhoneBot

Once you have downloaded, installed and correctly activated the PhoneBot software on your computer, you need to create a campaign and configure the desired task.

Create a new campaign mass message Instagram influencer

You can pick any name you want. Remember that a campaign is composed of one or several tasks.

Name your campaign bulk message Instagram influencer

Then choose the desired task. In this case, select “Instagram Auto-Follow” under Authority.

Another way to access the task is by using the left menu. There you will find all the tasks sorted by categories and platforms.

Make sure to choose the right task. If you accidentally click on the wrong one, you can unselect it at any time.


Once you land on the task page, you can start configuring all the details of the specific task.

The safety of your Instagram account is our top priority. To avoid getting banned, we strongly recommend keeping to the PhoneBot limit of 75 accounts per day.


Provide PhoneBot a Google spreadsheet containing the URLs of the targeted Instagram accounts. We have previously seen how to find the accounts of influencers or competitors in your industry. All you need to do is copy and paste the URL of your spreadsheet in the corresponding field.


Once you’ve created your messages, do not forget to save your configuration and enable your task.

Then, enable your campaign on the Campaigns page.

Enable Campaign

4. Run PhoneBot to Auto-Follow Multiple Instagram Accounts

To execute the campaigns, you need to use the PhoneBot software already installed on your Computer.

You can run your tasks from any of the first two tabs of the PhoneBot software (see image below). The first tab enables you to execute your whole campaign, which is to say, all the tasks configured in a particular campaign; whereas the second tab allows you to execute one specific task from a campaign. Make sure to choose the right campaign and device (this task can be performed either in a computer or a smartphone). Then just click on “Run”.

Run Campaign

For further and more detailed information on the campaign and task execution, please refer to this detailed tutorial.


PhoneBot helps you increase your client base by expanding your presence on social media. Thanks to PhoneBot mass following tool you can connect with the followers of your competitors or influencers in your industry. Just identify your targets, configure PhoneBot, and see how your followers’ list grows day after day.

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