Why Does It Say Following Under Names On Instagram?

So, Why Does It Say Following Under Names On Instagram? Social media is no longer new so it has to evolve to remain relevant.  That’s why the unpopular Instagram changes are coming fast.  So what does it mean when it says Following under someones name on Instagram?



The image below provides an example of Instagram’s following feature.  Under empirefox.facts it says “Following”.  Towards the bottom of the image you’ll notice a “Followed by…+#” notification as the company’s new feature is similar to Facebook’s suggest friends system.


Why Does It Say Following Under Names On Instagram?
Why Does It Say Following Under Names On Instagram?

We recently published an article on the “Unseen Post” notification.  The notification means your friend has posted something that you have not seen.

The following video discusses the Instagram changes in more detail:

Independent reports that Instagram is currently trailing a new feature that will allow users to see when someone is following them back.  Users will see a “Following” notification in their search results.  The feature will also send an alert if you “follow each other”.

The New York Times reports that Instagram users fear that the tool will hid the posts they actually want to see once the company’s algorithm changes are implemented.

What Does The Orange Dot Mean On Instagram?
An orange dot next to an app means it is the beta version of the app.  If you see an orange dot on Instagram’s direct message or home icon it means that you have an unread message.


What Does The Blue Dot Mean On Instagram?
If you recently noticed the blue dot next to the app’s title on the home screen of your phone it’s because Instagram was recently updated.  Running the app for the first time following the update will remove the blue dot.


What Does The Blue Dot Mean On Instagram?
What Does The Blue Dot Mean On Instagram?

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