Updating simple Relation

System Information
  • Strapi Version: 3.6.8
  • Operating System: windows 11
  • Database: mysql
  • Node Version: (node v16.14.2)

Hello, first of all, I’m new to strapi. I started using version 3 because I tested version 4 and the response was way complicated for my use case. (with data and attribut fields…) (also strapi 3 allows me to do mysql transactions while V4 don’t… V4 seems almost like a downgrade to me)

Anyway, i have been using Strapi for simple things and, its working fine, however, the difficulty arises when i want to do something more “complex”.

I have the following data structure:

model User has followers which are also users.

id: 1,
  username: 'Filipe',
  email: 'xxxxxx',
  provider: 'local',
  confirmed: true,
  blocked: null,
  followers: [
      id: 2,
      username: 'Peter',
      email: 'test@test.com',
      provider: 'local',
      confirmed: true,
      blocked: null,

The question is, what is the best way, using Strapi API, to easily add and remove followers from a certain user?

Do I have to make a PUT request for the whole User? Or can I update the relation table only?

Thank you.