What does ‘follow’ and ‘follow also’ mean on Instagram? What is the difference?
More and more people are joining the world of social networks, and more and more people are downloading Instagram, to upload photos, videos or simply entertain themselves with the content that other users upload to these networks.
And since being human is curious by nature , we always end up following the masses to be able to be in trend with other people, and because of them it is sometimes difficult for us to understand simple concepts of these applications, over time this will become easier.
Basically on Instagram we can upload images or videos to stories, sharing these with family members and contacts. To achieve this, you need to start following other contacts and they do the same.
But what does ‘follow’ mean and how do I do it? Or why does it sometimes seem to me to ‘follow too’ ? These are some of the questions that we will answer here, see how it is done, pay close attention.
What does ‘follow’ mean on Instagram and how do I do it?
This is the only process by which you can start having contacts in your personal Instagram account , and in this way being able to observe the different content of said user at your start. Which would not happen if you do not follow this person in question, to do so you must follow the following steps:
- Once on your phone, you just have to go to the central applications panel and click on the “Instagram” application.
- Once inside this application, just go to the magnifying glass icon, located at the bottom of the screen. Click on this.
- Then a search bar will open at the top of the screen, there you must write the username of the person you want to follow.
- After the person’s profile appears, just click on the button that says “follow” which is usually light blue.
- Done, after that you will be able to see in your beginning the photographs and the contents that this person shares. Over time this process will become really easy and simple.
What does ‘follow also’ mean on Instagram and how do I do it?
These are two words that appear in a certain situation, in which the user in question was already following you and could see your content (unless you have a private profile). Basically this way you will know if the other user is also following you.
To do this, the process is really identical to the previous one, only that in the section where it says “continue” the word “also” is added to the same blue button. Once you press on this the word will change to “followed” . This will indicate that both users follow each other simultaneously.
In summary, what differences do they have?
Put more simply, it can be said that when “follow” appears or what in English would be “follow” indicates that the user in question did not follow your account nor could he observe your content at the beginning unless you want to hide your photos on Instagram.
Contrary to “follow also” or its variant in English “follow back” (that is, follow back), which indicates that the other user in question was already following your account and I could see all the content you shared at the beginning.
It is only a matter of habit and practice for you to understand these simple concepts and they really help you in your beginnings in this world of social networks.
In case you have made the mistake of following a person you did not want or that their content became really inappropriate for you, just follow the same steps that we showed you previously, but with a little difference.
Once you are in step number four (4) instead of pressing where it says “continue” you must press the button followed that is without color. In this way its content will no longer be seen on your startup.
If said user also followed you, the followed button will immediately change to “follow also” , on the other hand, if this user did not follow you, said button will change to “follow”, both will be blue.