How to Mass Unfollow On Twitter

There comes a time when you want to declutter your Twitter account and look for fresh people to thrill your news feed. Here's how to unfollow en masse.

If you’ve been active on Twitter, constantly collecting followers and following others, you could be having an unreadable mess that leaves you thinking of burning everything down. “Everything,” in this context, could refer to your Twitter feed and the entire sinful world. But we can help you with the first one.

The perfect solution to a cluttered Twitter Follow list mainly involves going through the list and unfollowing the users one by one, but this sounds like too much work. Fortunately, you can use different methods to clear your bloated follow list painlessly.

In this guide, you’ll learn some basic ways of managing your Twitter account, particularly how to mass unfollow on Twitter and how you can follow and unfollow correctly. So let’s get straight into it!

How to Unfollow On Twitter

While following many people will ensure you’re up to date with whatever’s happening, you don’t have to struggle with a bloated Twitter feed. The following strategies can help you declutter the space:

Unfollowing Manually

You can use two methods to unfollow someone manually. First, you can type the user’s name in the search bar and then find their profile. Once it appears, you’ll tap on it and then hit the “Following” button to unfollow the account without leaving your profile.

Another manual method of unfollowing involves opening your profile and then clicking on “Following.”

This is the ideal method when you want to unfollow multiple people. Here, you’ll find a list of all the accounts you’re following, from which you can pick the ones to unfollow. You only need to tap the “Following” button to unfollow the users.

Using a Chrome Extension

Installing a chrome extension is a free and much speedier way of unfollowing people in bulk on the social networking site. But there’s a catch: you must first choose the accounts you want to unfollow.

So you must come up with a Twitter List, select those you’d wish to unfollow, then press the unfollow button.

Here are the steps.

  1. Download the Chrome extension
  2. Open Twitter, then click on the Profile section.
  3. Hit the “Following” button. Here, you’ll see everyone that’s following you
  4. An “Unfollow” button is available at the top section. If not, try refreshing the page.
  5. Click on it, and that’s it!

Using a Command Line Tool

A command line tool is perfect for an actual unfollowing. It’s one of the fastest methods of unfollowing numerous accounts on your timeline.

You can use the command line solution called T. Installing and running it may take some work, but it’s fast. Most people avoid the tool due to its technical aspects, but it’s a great choice if you have to unfollow several hundred accounts.

Using ManageFlitter

Understandably, the command line tool can be too technical, or you might prefer picking and choosing who to unfollow. In this case, the best solution would be to use a follow manager like ManageFlitter

The tool works by sorting your follows in terms of follower count, the duration you’ve been following them, tweet frequency, and other factors. It doesn’t unfollow everyone simultaneously but offers a navigable interface that lets you point-click your way through the list.

Notably, you must pay a $12 monthly subscription to unfollow over 50 accounts daily. Comparing this with the time and effort you’ll save by avoiding irrelevant tweets; it could be worth the investment.

Using iUnfollow

As the name suggests, this is also another tool that you can use to unfollow Twitter accounts in mass. It doesn’t offer the same features as Circleboom above, but you’ll find most of its functionalities useful, including:

  • Checking specific users to follow back
  • Check the users that aren’t following you back
  • Decide the follow request to cancel if you’re a private user

So how do you mass unfollow using this tool? Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the iUnfollow website
  2. Sign in via Twitter to link your account with the tool
  3. Once authorized, you’ll head straight to the Unfollow page highlighting all the accounts that don’t follow you back.

Notably, iUnfollow’s unpaid version lets you dismiss up to 50 Twitter accounts daily. This should be good enough.

Using Circleboom

This social management tool can help you address follower insights and dead baggage like spammers and fake and inactive accounts. It also offers various capabilities to enhance your overall experience on the platform.

One of these is the ability to mass unfollow unnecessary accounts in a few clicks. You can also filter them down to your specific parameters, including:

  • Number of followers,
  • Specific hashtags and keywords,
  • Number of tweets,
  • The age of the accounts, and so on.

You’ll follow these steps to bulk unfollow on the social platform:

  1. Use your Twitter account to log into Circleboom
  2. Within the menu items on the left side of your screen, you’ll find “The Circle.” Click on it
  3. You’ll see various follower categories such as Overactive, Inactive, Not Following Back, or Spam/Fake
  4. Choose any of these categories, open their profiles section, and unfollow them

Using Tweepi.Com

This is one of the most effective Twitter tools for mass unfollowing. You can do this successfully and efficiently by following these steps:

  1. Launch your web browser, then open Tweepi.Com
  2. Click “Sign In” and then verify your authorization
  3. Key in the requested verification information 
  4. Choose between the bulk (mass account unfollow) and manual (one by one) approaches.

Notably, you must pay for the subscription if you wish to use the mass unfollow option. 

Should you Block, Mute, or Unfollow Someone on Twitter?

Blocking someone on Twitter means you’ll automatically unfollow them, and none of their tweets will appear on your timeline. The user won’t even notice that you’ve blocked them until they try visiting your profile.

When you mute a Twitter account, the user can still view and comment, retweet, or like your posts. They can also send you direct messages (DMs). However, you can only see their activities when you unmute them.

Finally, someone can get a notification that you’ve unfollowed them via third-party software that tracks such activity. They can still view your posts if they’re following you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There A Way To Mass Unfollow On Twitter?

Yes, you can mass unfollow on Twitter. If you wish to eliminate a chunk of people, it can be challenging to do it manually, step by step. Fortunately, you can use different methods to do it at scale without much effort.

Does Twitter Have an Unfollow Limit?

The platform doesn’t specify a limit for unfollowing Twitter accounts. But doing it aggressively will likely attract the site’s attention – for the wrong reasons. So always do it in moderation.

Can Someone See Your Tweets After You’ve Unfollowed Them?

Yes. Even if you’ve unfollowed them, the user can still see your tweets if they follow you. You can also view their posts by clicking on their profile – but there’s absolutely no reason to unfollow someone, only to go back to their profile to view content.

Final Thoughts

By now, you’ve learned how to mass unfollow numerous users on Twitter. But while the above methods are quick and straightforward, it’s essential to check them out closely.

Due to the nature of these apps and extensions for unfollowing Twitter accounts in mass, you must begin by ensuring that your method always aligns with Twitter’s terms of service.