FollowLiker is a multi-purpose software that you can use to manage your social media accounts and automate various tasks.
In this FollowLiker review we’ll be examining the Instagram version of the product to see how it holds up compared to our recommend selection.
If you’re considering purchasing FollowLiker, continue reading this review to see what we think about the product.
When you’re done you’ll know exactly how the software works, the pros and cons, how it compares to alternative tools, and if it’s something we recommend for Instagram automation.
Before we start, take a moment to look at our recommended tools.
Our Recommended Tools:
There are a handful of automation tools we recommend on this website, to read the full list check out this article, in this section we’ll cover two from the list:
Upleap is an innovative automation service, because it’s not a script running on your account, but rather a real human professional social media manager that takes control of your Instagram.
The great part about this tool is it costs a fraction of what a normal social media account manager would cost, although the benefits are practically the same. It’s a win win.
KENJI does not hire social media account managers, it is an Instagram bot. We like KENJI because it is budget friendly, one of the cheapest automation tools out there, and it uses advanced AI to perform actions, well within Instagram’s anti-spam guidelines.
Now that you have an idea of what we recommend, let’s continue with the FollowLiker review.
What is FollowLiker?
FollowLiker is an all-in-one social media management software. The goal of the software is to grow your account by automating tasks for you, it won’t directly spam your account with new followers.
Currently, the company offers four editions:
The focus of this review will be on the Instagram edition. With the Instagram edition, you can perform the usual Instagram automation tasks, such as: like photos, follow/unfollow users, post comments, share photos, and many other features we’ll talk about later on.
One thing to keep in mind is this is not an online-based platform, it is a software. You have to download and install it on your computer much like any other software, and it can only run when it’s open and active.
Sound familiar? We reviewed a very similar product recently.
The core difference between this program and Jarvee is this one provides more support for operating systems. Jarvee only has Windows compatibility, meanwhile FollowLiker supports Windows, Linux, and MAC.
With that in mind, this is not one of those toggle-and-forget tools. It requires a moderate amount of time to configure the scripts to deliver the best (and safest) results. In other words, it has more of a learning curve.
FollowLiker offers most of the usual Instagram automation features. I couldn’t find much that was unique to this particular tool that other tools don’t already provide, although there are a few features worth talking about.
1 – Follow Users who Interact With Your Account.
Most Instagram automation tools offer automatic follow and unfollow features, but this one is a little different. With this service the tool will automatically follow people who interact with your account in some way.
For example, you can configure the bot to automatically follow users who like a photo or leave a comment on your content. It’s a useful feature that has the potential to bring in more followers.
2. Auto-Save Content
This service leans a little to the grey-area. What it does is automatically download the content of a target account and save all the photos to your hard disk.
From there you can choose to re-upload the photos on your account (FollowLiker has an upload service too), essentially automating the content creation task for you. Although I don’t recommend this kind of content creation, some people have found it quite helpful.
3. Shuffle Tasks
As you might imagine, this shuffles the task order to create a random pattern to bypass Instagram’s spam filters. The shuffle task feature is quite useful because it makes your account activity look more human, instead of repeating the same tasks, in the same order, over and over.
4. Adding Queries for Scraping
Scraping is another way of saying “search-for” and with FollowLiker you can scrape accounts that meet certain requirements. This particular feature is useful because it guarantees that you’ll only interact with active accounts. Nobody wants followers that are inactive, it does nothing to improve your business. I’ll explain how it works.
In the Scrape User window, there is a set of checklists you can toggle, such as: Scrape Only Top Results, Ignore Private Users, Ignore Users with No Profile Pictures, etc.
Once you do that, in the section below where it shows a list of queries, right click on the white area, and select New (or import if you already have a list). From here you can add all sorts of useful filters from the drop down list, as well as the target account.
So what it does is examine the followers of a certain account and follow the ones that match your filters. You need to add a query (the target user) and then select a query type.
One of the common query targets is “Users Who Have Commented” which follows only the fans of the target account who have left a comment on that account.
There are many other queries you can establish too, which can really improve the quality of fans you accumulate with this tool. Everyone needs active fans, and this is one way to do that.
5. Upload and Schedule Posts
Scheduling posts is always useful. With FollowLiker you can choose to upload images from your computer and schedule them to a certain time and date. With this feature you can always have content hitting your account, a great way to increase interaction.
You can also combine this feature with the auto-save one mentioned earlier, to essentially upload other people’s posts on a set schedule. This can work well for motivation quotes or memes, but I don’t recommend doing it with actual copyrighted material.
Setting Up FollowLiker:
Once again, since this is an actual software, it can’t run unless it has a machine to run on. In other words, you’ll have to have it open on your computer and active in order for it to perform.
The problem here is that it’s only active when our computer is on, and there’s a good chance we aren’t home all day to run it. Not to mention it could slow down our computer as well.
To have the tool run 24/7 in the background, a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is needed. Setting up a VPS can be a bit of a challenge if you have never done it before, and usually a subscription fee is required too (expect anywhere from $10 – $30 a month).
Keep in mind the tool needs at least 2 GB of RAM and above to function without hiccups, so make sure the VPS you choose has the right amount of RAM.
On that note, remember the license only allows you to run the program on one machine. You can switch between machines, but it can only be active on one machine at a time.
The VPS fees on top of the FollowerLike license fees can add up to quite a bit every month. Best make sure it’s worth it.
Hint: Of course, this all can be avoided if you choose one of our recommend Instagram tools, which handle all the server and hardware issues for you. And they’re much easier to use too!
P.S. FollowLiker also supports proxies, so you can log in and manage more than one Instagram account at a time. But that’s another fee to add to the bill. Proxies usually cost around the same as Virtual Private Servers, especially the quality ones.
FollowLiker License Prices:
How much will all this cost you? We’ll breakdown the cost here. The subscription payment structure is a little different than most tools.
There are three types of accounts:
(The price is the same for Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest)
$57.99 one-time, then $5.99 a month after the first month.
$77.99 one-time, then $5.99 monthly.
$97.99 and $5.99 every month.
Every membership type includes access to all of the features, nothing is behind a pay-wall, which is something I thought was great. The only change are to the amount of accounts you can run on the software at a given time.
When compared to other Instagram automation tools, the initial price is expensive, but then it drops to only $5.99 a month.
You might be wondering:
Doesn’t FollowLiker offer a free trial to test out the service?
From what I gathered, the tool actually does not offer a free trial, which is a major downside in my opinion. Practically all of the other Instagram automation tools offer a free trial, even Jarvee offers a week trial.
In other words, if you want to test out FollowLiker you have to actually buy a license. I couldn’t find a section for refunds either, but I imagine if you contact support they’ll refund your order.
I think the product is moderately priced. The initial fee might seem high but that includes one month, and then the price goes down to only $5.99 a month, which is lower than most tools.
However, the fact that you need to run the software on your computer or a VPS is a hassle. Not to mention the hassle of adding all the right settings and queries. Not very convenient, especially considering how convenient other tools are.
What are Other People Saying?
The overall online opinion for FollowLiker isn’t great. On Trust Pilot the website has a 1 out of 5 star rating with 86% of reviewers rating it one star. Complaints range of bad customer support to refusing refunds.
One user even mentioned the program contains viruses and destroyed their computer. We can’t verify any of these claims, but you should be aware of the complaints.
Here’s what I think could use improvement.
1. Add a Free Trial
It would be nice to have the option of trying out the product for free without having to commit. At the moment you have to pay the full fee to test the product which is not ideal. Other tools, like UpLeap, offer a free three day trial period, some offer even more.
2. Host on Company Servers
It would make things a lot easier, especially for those less technically inclined. Most of our recommended tools run on the company’s servers, so why can’t FollowLiker do the same?
It’s a bit of hassle to set up Virtual Private Servers. Not to mention the program slows down your computer when it’s running in the background.
3. Improve UI
In my opinion, the UI is quite confusing and there are tons of feature and configurations you need to learn about. The tool is not very user friendly which is a shame because it has potential.
You have to study quite a bit to figure out how it all works, and then save and load your settings each time. Shape learning curve.
4. Support and FAQ Hidden From Public
Oddly enough, the support and FAQ section are hidden from the public eye, forcing users to register before they can even see the FAQ section.
I feel like this should be public, so people can at least have their questions answered without having to purchase a license.
All in all, FollowerLiker is a decent tool, but it really doesn’t hold up when compared to our recommend tools. The reason for that is because it’s not very user friendly, and you need to run it on your computer.
It will take quite sometime to edit all the settings, as opposed to flipping a toggle switch on the features you want. I’m not saying it’s a bad tool, it’s just not for everyone. The fact that there’s no free trial is a bummer too.
Overall, an average product. I can see how it can be useful for some people, and it can certainly automate tasks and save you time, no doubt about it.
If you need an Instagram automation tool, there are much better options out there, that are not only easier to use, but also deliver better results.
What do you think? Have you tried FollowLiker? How do you think it compares to our recommended tools? Leave your answer in the comment section below. Thanks for taking the time to read this FollowLiker review.