How to Check Sent Request on Instagram in 2024? An A-Z Guide

When you send a follow request to someone who has a private Instagram account, they hold the power to either approve or deny your follow request.

And if you sent follow requests to many of those persons it is obvious to feel curious about did they received your request or did they ignored it. The uncertainty can get even worse when you’re left wondering “Did I accidentally send it to the wrong person”?

Sometimes such uncertainty gnaws at you which may leave your social media experience in limbo.

But there is a simple way to get rid of this ambiguity, and in this article, I will show you how you can check sent follow requests on Instagram and also cancel those you don’t want.

How Can You Check Sent Requests on Instagram? (2024 Updated)

As of 2024, Instagram doesn’t allow viewing sent requests directly, so we have to download our account information to see who has not accepted our follow requests. To download and view our followers and the following information, we have to access the “Activity” menu and then request to download the information from the “Meta Accounts Center”. Once requested, Instagram will allow you to download your account info, and you can then only check pending follow requests.

Here are the steps to download and check your followers and the following information easily:

Step 1: Access the “Your Activity” Menu

Access to Your Activity Menu

First, open the Instagram app on your mobile device and tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to your Instagram profile page.

Once you’re on your profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines or the “hamburger” icon at the top right corner of the screen. This will lead you to the Instagram Settings and Activity Menu.

From the “Settings and Activity” menu, select the “Your Activity” option. This will take you to a page from where we will request to download our account information.

Step 2: Request to Download Your Account Information

Request to Download your Account info

On the “Your Activity” page, scroll down until you find the option labeled “Download Your Information.” It’s usually located towards the bottom of the page. Tap on this option to proceed further.

Upon selecting “Download Your Information,” Instagram will direct you to the “Meta Accounts Center” where you can review your information and permissions. This step ensures that you understand what data you’re requesting to download from your account.

Step 3: Reveiw Your Account Informaion

Reveiw Your Account Info

To complete the download request, choose from which account’s data you want to download and whether you want to download all your information or you just want to download a specific type of information.

Once selected, proceed as you can see in the picture for the next part!

Choose which data you want to download

Following the initial download request, now Instagram will prompt you to select the types of information you wish to download. In this case, you’ll want to choose the option related to followers and following, as it pertains to follow requests.

Provide Email and Format Preferences: Depending on Instagram’s interface and settings, you will be asked to provide an email address where the downloaded information will be sent. Additionally, you’ll have the option to choose the format of the downloaded file, such as JSON (JSN) or HTML.

Also, Instagram will offer options to select the media quality (e.g., image resolution) and the date range for the information you want to download. Adjust these settings according to your preferences.

Once you’ve configured your preferences, proceed to submit the download request by clicking on the “Create Files” button”. This action finalizes your selections and notifies Instagram to prepare the requested data for download.

Step 4: Download Your Data and Check Pending Follow Requests

After completing all three steps, Instagram will now send you an email that your data is being processed and it may take up to 4 days to be available. However, it only takes a minute or so.

Authenticate and Download

Once your file is ready to download, click on the download button as you can see in the image.

After that, Instagram will ask you to authenticate your identity before proceeding with the download. Simply enter your Instagram password or use other verification methods to initiate the download process.

Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded HTML file on your device. Open the file to review the information.

Within the downloaded information, navigate to the section that lists your followers and following. Look for an option that indicates pending follow requests.

So, this is how you can see to whom you sent a follow request.

Furthermore, in some cases, Instagram will allow you to cancel pending follow requests from here. So, if you want and see the cancel option, locate the respective user’s entry and follow the provided prompts to cancel the request.

Final Words

While checking sent follow requests through the app itself isn’t possible, this guide provides a clear workaround. By downloading your Instagram data, you can unveil a list of pending follow requests, eliminating the ambiguity and frustration of wondering if your requests were received.

This not only offers peace of mind but also empowers you to manage your connections more effectively. So, the next time you’re curious about the fate of your follow requests, remember this simple method and take control of your Instagram experience!

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