This tutorial explains how to see mutual followers for any GitHub user. To do this, here I will use a simple chrome extension called Followed By. This Chrome extension basically adds a separate section on the profile page of GitHub user where you can see the mutual followers. It works pretty much like Facebook. When on Facebook you visit a profile of friends of friends or some relative then you see some mutual friends. This extension does the same thing but for GitHub.
Right now, there is no way to see mutual followers on GitHub. But if you want to add this functionality then you can just install this Followed By Chrome extension. It comes for Firefox as well and uses GitHub API to add a new section to show people who are followed by people you follow as well. Basically, it goes through the profile your followers are visiting and following people. And by comparing those lists, it generates the mutuals and shows them to you.
How to See Mutual Followers for any GitHub User?
To see the mutual followers of any GitHub user, you need to install this extension from here. Or you can always get the latest version from its GitHub repository. Depending on what you choose, just install it and then start using it.
Go to GitHub and open any profile. wait a few seconds and then it will automatically show you the mutual followers in the sidebar. You can see this inaction in the screen shot below. However, do note that for this extension to work, you have to make sure that your IP address is not blacklisted.
Above you can see how this simple chrome extension works to show you mutual followers of any github user. The process is the same for Firefox as well and you just have to give it a try there by yourself. Apart from that, you can also try this on other chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Opera.
If you are a regular github user, then I am sure you will like this simple chrome extension. It lets you quickly see the relationship Between you and some other git profile. With mutual followers, you can get to know about who the other person is. It will also help you discover new profiles that you may want to follow in order to get updates from their activity on GitHub.