FollowLiker Tutorial 2019 — The Best FollowLiker Instagram Settings

FollowLiker Tutorial

Today you’re going to copy my best FollowLiker Instagram settings.

That gain you thousands of followers, likes and comments.

But before we start:

Heads up: Did you know there is an even better program called Jarvee? I have made a comparison video of the two programs which you can watch here.

I only want to help you to my best ability, and that's why I'm letting you know Jarvee exists. If you want to make the switch, here's my guide on setting up Jarvee.

Anyway, let's dive into this FollowLiker tutorial.

Sections covered:

  • FollowLiker Video Tutorial
  • Creating a new project
  • General Settings
  • Adding your account
  • Setting up the Tasks Wizard
  • Task Wizard General Tools
  • Follow Settings
  • Unfollow Settings
  • FollowLiker Time Settings & FAQ
  • Bonus: Free Instagram Course

FollowLiker Tutorial Video

I frequently make videos to help you setup these programs.

Here's my latest FollowLiker settings for Instagram that will walk you through the setup process:

1. Creating A New Project

Open up FollowLiker and create a new project.

You can do this by going to File > New Project... (top right of the application)

FollowLiker Tutorial - New Project

When  creating a new project, make sure to tick box/select "Each account should have separate settings."

FollowLiker Tutorial - Save Project

This ensures that every Instagram account you put in FollowLiker has it's own settings and isn't copying them from one account.

I like to call my project "Global" as I know it's going to be my project where I place all my Instagram accounts.

You can call your project anything you wish though :)

Make sure to save it in the FollowLiker folder (should be default) and click "Save".

Pro Tip: You never have to save your project after this. FollowLiker automatically saves any changes you make when you close the application.

3. FollowLiker General Settings

Now you're going to change the general settings.

Go to File > General > Settings...

FollowLiker Tutorial - General Settings

We want to change some options here and I'll explain them:

FollowLiker Tutorial - General Settings
Account per Proxy: 3

This setting tells FollowLiker how many Instagram accounts it should run on one IP address. You want to only automate a maximum of 3 accounts on 1 IP address to stay safe.

Account Threads: 100

Account threads means how many accounts to automate at the same time, setting this nice and high just makes FollowLiker automate all your accounts at once.

Automation Interval: 30-60 seconds

This is basically FollowLiker's break between doing tasks. For example you follow 10 people, then FollowLiker takes a break for 30-60 seconds (random number each time). We just speed this up to ensure all tasks are completed each day. If you ever find that your tasks are taking too long, simply half this number. If your tasks are completed too quick, double it.

Hit "Save" and let's move on to the next section.

4. Adding Your Instagram Account

Let's add your Instagram account to FollowLiker.

This is super quick and simple

A rule of thumb in FollowLiker: If you see white space - right click to bring up a menu.

Right click in the Accounts Table > New...

FollowLiker Tutorial - Add an account

Add in your username and password to connect to your Instagram account:

FollowLiker Tutorial - Add Account

If you have a proxy, you can enter it into the Proxy field in this format:
Broken down it should be = IPAdress:Port:Username:Password

I get my proxies from here if you are interested.

Finally, click Save.

5. FollowLiker Wizard Tasks

It's time to choose Instagram tasks to automate.

Double click your account in the accounts table.

Alternatively you can Right click your account > Custom Settings... > Wizard...

FollowLiker Tutorial - Open Wizard

This will open up the wizard where you will choose what you want FollowLiker to automate.

To gain followers you are going to select:

FollowLiker Tutorial - Wizard Tasks
Scrape User

Scrape means find in FollowLiker. This task finds users for us to Follow.


FollowLiker will follow targeted users based on queries you set up (next part of the guide).


This tells FollowLiker to unfollow users you are following.

Retrieve Existing Followers and Followings (optional)

This setting tells FollowLiker to find everyone you were previously following and also everyone you are already following.

If you don't want to unfollow people you are currently following: turn this off.

Leave it at it's default 260 setting.

Shuffle Tasks

This will randomize how the tasks are executed. If this was off FollowLiker would do this:

Follow > Unfollow > Follow > Unfollow > Follow > Unfollow etc...

If we turn on shuffle tasks it makes it more human. It would look like:

Follow > Follow > Unfollow > Unfollow > Unfollow > Unfollow > Follow > Unfollow > Follow > Follow > Follow > Unfollow etc...

Advanced Settings

This will show us more options in the task settings.

Why these tasks?

You are going to be following users and then unfollowing them to keep a cycle of fresh users finding your account.

By following a user they will get a notification that you followed them, this is the 'best thing you can get on Instagram: a follower'. The goal is that they will follow you back in return because the users you target will be interested in the photos/videos you post and your profile.

6. Task Wizard General Tools

Press Next.

You will see this window of lots of buttons.

FollowLiker Tutorial - Wizard Blacklist and Whitelist

The tools to note here are:


In this table you can add in usernames of Instagram accounts to avoid.

Enter the username like so: username

Blacklist Words

In this table you can right click and add in keywords or #hashtags to avoid on Instagram.

To avoid a word type it in like: nastycontent

To avoid a hashtag type it in like: #nastycontent


This table lets you add in usernames of Instagram accounts you don't want to unfollow.

Enter a username like: usename

Whitelisted Words

These are words or hashtags you can specifically target. It's not a great option as it reduces the amount of users you can find.

7. FollowLiker Follow Settings

Press Next and you will be in the Scrape User Settings.

Scrape means find in FollowLiker. So we are going to tell it how to find people to follow.

You are going to select the following:

FollowLiker Tutorial - Scrape User Settings
Scrape User Limit: 40

This is the maximum amount of users followliker will find. It does this multiple times a day so you can leave it at it's default.

Ignore private users

They generally don't want to be followed by random peeps so we keep it on :)

Ignore users with no profile image

This takes away spam profiles, inactive accounts and generally less dedicated Instagram users.

Next you want to Right click in the query table > New...

FollowLiker Tutorial - Scrape User New Query

Before we jump ahead, let me explain how this works.

You are going to be finding users who have commented on and liked a competitors posts (videos/photos).


Because they're the most active users who care about that competitor's posts.

Your posts should be very similar to this competitor as that way when you find this user and follow them, they will see your Instagram profile and be interested in your posts.

You are now going to add two queries to do this.

Query #1 - Users who commented

This query tells FollowLiker to find users who have commented on an Instagram profiles posts.

You will want to add a username like so: @username

The @ specifically tells FollowLiker to find posts that username has uploaded, not comments containing the "username" you entered.

FollowLiker Tutorial - Scrape Users who commented

Press Save and repeat the step of Right clicking the the query table > New...

Query #2 - Users who liked

This query tells FollowLiker to find users who have liked an Instagram profiles posts.

You will want to add a username like so: @username

The @ specifically tells FollowLiker to find posts that username has uploaded.

FollowLiker Tutorial - Scrape Users who liked

Replace @username with a competitors Instagram username.

For example you could use @GQ if you are a male clothing company.

This will find users liking and commenting on GQ's posts: these users are most likely interested in male fashion/clothing.

You can add multiple queries, I generally repeat this step 4 more times: totaling 5 competitor accounts with 10 queries.

Here's what your FollowLiker Scrape User Settings should look like:

FollowLiker Tutorial - Scrape User Settings

The other queries are optional to use.

The two queries mentioned above are the BEST to get ACTIVE and ENGAGED Instagram followers.

Here's a quick reference to all the queries if you want to use them.

  1. To find/follow users who posted photo that has a particular word/tag in its caption, select "Users Who Tagged" under "Query Type", enter the keyword/hashtag in the "Query" field and save.
  2. To find/follow a user's followers, select "User's Follower" under "Query Type", enter the Instagram username of the user in the "Query" field and save.
  3. To find/follow-back your followers, select "User's Follower" under "Query Type", enter your Instagram username or this tag: <@myusername> in the "Query" field and save.</@myusername>
  4. To find/follow users who liked a photo or a photo that has a particular word/tag in its caption, select "Users Who Liked" under "Query Type", enter the keyword/hashtag/photo ID/photo URL in the "Query" field and save.
  5. To find/follow users who commented a photo or a photo that has a particular word/tag in its caption, select "Users Who Commented" under "Query Type", enter the keyword/hashtag/photo ID/photo URL in the "Query" field and save.
  6. To find/follow users by keyword/hashtag (in profile or username), select "Normal Search" under "Query Type", enter the keyword/hashtag in the "Query" field and save.
  7. To find/follow a user's following, select "User's Following" under "Query Type", enter the Instagram username of the user in the "Query" field and save.
  8. To find/follow only users suggested to your account by Instagram, select "Suggested Users" under "Query Type" and save.
  9. To find/follow users by location, select "Location" under "Query Type", enter the name, zip code or address of the location in the "Query" field and save. Example: New York, United States. You can also use this page to get valid locations:
  10. To find/follow users who liked a specific user's photos, select "Users Who Liked" under "Query Type", enter @username in the "Query" field and save. Example: @CNN
  11. To find/follow users who commented a specific user's photos, select "Users Who Commented" under "Query Type", enter @username in the "Query" field and save. Example: @CNN

Press Next.

You are going to change the settings to the following:

FollowLiker Tutorial - Follow User Settings
WARNING: If your account is new to automation please be aware of your Daily Follow Limit. Start small and grow to this number daily.
  1. Day 1: 25-75
  2. Day 2: 50-100
  3. Day 3: 75-125
  4. Day 4: 100-150
  5. Day 5: 150-200
  6. Day 6: 200-300
  7. Day 7: 300-400
  8. Day 8: 400-500
  9. Day 9: 500-600
  10. Day 10: 600-700
  11. Day 11: 700-800
  12. Day 12: 800-900

If you want the best settings and information on keeping safe and growing accounts check out The Ultimate FollowLiker Course by clicking here.

Follow to Following Ratio: 0.00

This keeps a ratio of how many people your following to how many followers you have. Honestly it's useless for growing your account so keep it default 0.00 and this basically means "no ratio".

Follow Limit: 6-12

How many users to follow in one Follow task interval. Each time FollowLiker says "lets follow some users" it will follow anywhere between this number.

Daily Follow Limit: 800-900

Like mentioned above, if you are new start small. Instagram has a daily limit of following 1000 users. I aim to keep your account safe and stay 100 under this limit. Your follower gains will still be epic.

This number means how many users should FollowLiker follow per day.

Delay Follow: Fast 28-38 seconds / Safe 38-48 seconds

This is the delay between each user FollowLiker follows. This works along with the Follow Limit setting. FollowLiker will follow 6-12 users, between each user it follows it will wait 28-38 seconds.

Fastest case scenario: You follow 11 users with a delay of 28 seconds between each user. That's 5 minutes to follow 11 users.

Follow Users who have: 0-500 Followings

A great setting to basically ensure you don't follow anyone who is following over 500 Instagram accounts.

Why enable this? To reduce competition when you post. For example if you post an image and someone is only following 500 people (let's say 10% of them are also uploading, that's 50 people) you are competing with 50 people to get your post in front of that user. If another user is following 5000 people (10% upload, that's 500 users posting every day) you have to compete with 500 other posts.

This setting will help you get more engagement over time, as your posts compete with fewer users and get seen more.

Ignore Private User

Once again ensure we don't follow private users as they generally don't want random peeps following them :(

Press Next.

8. FollowLiker Unfollow Settings

You will now want to setup the Unfollow User Settings like so:

FollowLiker Tutorial - UnFollow User Settings
Follower to Following Ratio: 0.00

Same as the following setting. Basically useless and just keeps a ratio of how many users your following to how many are following you. Keep it at 0.00 to turn it off.

Unfollow After: 2 Days

After we follow users, give them 2 days to follow you back otherwise unfollow them. They didn't care or are not active enough.

Unfollow Limit: 5-10 default

How many users to unfollow during an Unfollow task interval. This happens multiple times a day like all the tasks :)

Daily Unfollow Limit: 810-910 (the same as Daily followlimit + 10)

You always want this to be the same as your Daily Follow Limit + 10. You want to add the +10 so you are always unfollowing more then your following. This will ensure you never reach the Instagram limit of following 7500 users.

If your Daily Follow Limit is 400-500, then your Daily Unfollow Limit should be 410-510.

Delay Unfollow: Fast 28-38 seconds / Safe 38-48 seconds

The time between each user FollowLiker unfollows.

Don't Unfollow Followers: Turned off

This will tell FollowLiker to unfollow people who are following us. We need to disable this so we never reach the 7500 follow limit.

Blacklist Unfollowed Users

This setting will place everyone you unfollow in your blacklist (talked about in the beginning of this section). The blacklist contains usernames you want to avoid/not follow. This will ensure after you follow someone, they will never be followed again by your account.

Press Next >.

9. FollowLiker Time Settings, Start, & FAQ

Finally to finish up you want to choose your automation time.

I like to automate between 12am-12am which is 24 hours.

Alternatively, you can automate during the day time when people are most active such as 6am-11pm.

If you are not sure, leave the default 12am-12am as it gives you the most time to complete all your daily tasks.

FollowLiker Tutorial - Automation Time

Press Finish

FollowLiker is setup and ready to automate. You can start automating by pressing Start.

FollowLiker Tutorial - Start
Note: It's normal for the progress bar to never reach 100% as you will forever be continuously automating until you press stop.

You can then see (after 24 hours) your gains by Right clicking your account > Statistics...

FollowLiker Tutorial - Statistics

And you're done!

If you have any questions check out the FAQ below or leave a comment below.


Does my computer need to be on for FollowLiker to work?

Yes, you will need to have your computer on (not asleep) with FollowLiker running for it to work and complete actions such as Following, liking and so on.

Can I do liking, commenting, DM'ing etc...?

You can do anything you wish :) This FollowLiker tutorial is a beginner guide to focused on gaining followers. You can check out my Blog or Youtube channel to find more guides specific to those tasks.

FollowLiker is not working, help!

Right click your account > Activity Log and see if there are any error messages.

If this doesn't help please contact FollowLiker support by clicking here

How do I contact FollowLiker for support?

You can contact them here

Do you teach other social media stuff?

Yes I do - check out my blog for more tips

My daily limits are not being reached, how do I fix this?

You will want to go to File > General... > Settings...

Reduce your Automation Interval down to 15-30 seconds.

If your daily limits are still not reaching the required time. Either increase your automation time (end of the setup wizard) to 12am-12am OR reduce the automation interval down to 5-10 seconds.

Do you offer Instagram/FollowLiker coaching?

Yes you can see all the information and book a call with me by clicking here

Is there an advanced course where I can learn everything about Instagram automation?

I sure do! You can see it here:

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