Instagram will soon show you if a follow is mutual by highlighting the information at the top of their profile. The Instagram followers update was first released to Android and hasn't yet made its way to iOS.
Instagram wasn’t necessarily secretive about which users are following who, but determining if another Instagrammer follows your profile previously required scrolling through the list of all your followers to find their name, or for the newest followers, scrolling through the notifications. The change, while a minor difference, makes it easy to see if another Instagrammer already follows you or not.
The easy-to-find follower update comes after several users watched their profiles move from a three-column grid to a four-column one. The feature isn’t universal and Instagram hasn’t made an official statement, which suggests it’s only being beta tested for the time being. While the wider grid might make more sense as smartphone screens continue to grow in size, Instagrammers who intentionally post in threes to create a pattern on their profile grid are worried about how the change will skew the carefully crafted look on their profile.
Instagram appears to be on a streak of making small changes all in the name of user experience, but they should listen to the users if they are not interested in a new interface change.