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How to Remove Twitter Followers One by One and in Bulk

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A Twitter follower audit gives insight into who to consider removing from your followers list on X. In this guide, we’ll explain how to remove followers on Twitter.

We’ll show steps to remove users one by one or massively through the third-party tool Audiense Connect or directly on X. In addition, we’ll cover how to remove followers without blocking them.

How to Block or Remove Twitter Followers One at a Time

Can you delete Twitter followers? Yes. You can remove them one by one or block them in bulk.

Remove Users From Your List of Followers Directly on Twitter

You can remove (i.e., soft block) Twitter followers on desktop only, not in the mobile app.

Soft blocking is a way to force users to unfollow your account. It’s less harsh than blocking, which prevents them from following you again.

Do you want to clean up your Twitter followers? Soft block them directly from your followers list.

In a web browser, click the three dots to the right of any account. To apply a soft Twitter block, click “Remove this follower.”

Twitter - how to block a user from a follower list
Twitter – how to block a user from a follower list

When you see the popup below, click the red “Remove” button to complete the soft block.

Remove follower on Twitter confirmation

As you can see above, it’s also possible to block users from this workflow. Remember, blocking prevents them from following you again.

Note that you can block users on both desktop and mobile. But you can remove users on desktop only.

Read on to learn how to remove followers on Twitter in bulk or Sign up for Audiense Connect.

Related reading – How to audit Twitter followers and followings.

Remove Followers on Twitter Directly From Their Profiles

Need to know how to remove Twitter followers individually? You can do it from the account view.

Use one of these options to find an account:

  • Search for it using the X search bar
  • Click the profile icon from a post on your X timeline
  • Select it from your list of followers
  • Open it from a Twitter list

Here’s how to remove a follower on Twitter in a web browser.

Click the three dots next to the “Following” button. From the menu, select “Remove this follower.”

Delete X follower from Twitter profile
Delete X follower from Twitter profile

You’ll see the same popup as above. Click “Remove” to confirm and complete the process.

This soft blocking workflow removes followers. Don’t worry: any accounts you soft block won’t get a notification.

But technically, this process doesn’t block users. These accounts can always follow you again. To prevent them from following you, choose “Block” from the list instead.

Read on to learn how to remove followers on Twitter in bulk or Sign up for Audiense Connect.

Do you want more control over who follows you? Consider making your account private, which allows you to approve all followers.

You can do it from the “Settings and privacy” menu on desktop. Go to the “Audience, media, and tagging” tab and check the “Protect my posts” box to make your account private.

Twitter protect your posts
Twitter protect your posts

Related reading – How to track followers on Twitter. 

Remove Twitter Followers One at a Time With Audiense Connect

Managing followers on Twitter has a major downside. You can’t see much information about a user without visiting their profile. And it is impossible to analyse user segments.

For example, do you want to see the user’s follower vs. following ratio before deciding to block them? Do you want to check how active the user is?

To see these numbers, you have to view the account directly. That makes finding and removing unwanted followers a slow process.

So how do you get rid of followers on Twitter faster? With a Twitter unfollow tool like Audiense Connect, the process is much faster.

From your dashboard, change the view to “My Followers.” You can see each user’s ratio without having to click through to view their profile.

Want to delete users who don’t have any followers of their own? Select a user and open the menu at the bottom of the dashboard. Choose “Force Unfollow” to soft block the account.

Remove Twitter follower from Audiense Connect
Remove Twitter follower from Audiense Connect

To prevent the user from following you again, choose “Block” instead.

Do you want to review the account before unfollowing? Click to open the profile and review the details.

Block Twitter follower with Audiense Connect
Block Twitter follower with Audiense Connect

For example, the account above is 13 years old. Yet it hasn’t tweeted in more than a month, and the account doesn’t have any followers. As a result, it may be a fake account that you don’t want to follow you.

You can remove the follower by clicking the “More” menu in the upper left corner. Then select “Block” from the list.

What types of users should you consider deleting? Use the Audiense Connect filters to create a list. Here are some ideas:

  • Users with zero followers, which may be fake accounts
  • Accounts that haven’t tweeted in months or years, which may be inactive
  • Users with a lower follower to following ratio, which may be low-quality accounts

Sign up for Audiense Connect and get started for free.

Delete Twitter Followers in Bulk With Audiense Connect

All the workflows above focus on deleting followers one at a time.

When you use Twitter, that’s your only option. Twitter doesn’t have a way to remove large groups of followers in bulk based on activity, demographics and influence.

Need to remove several X (Twitter) bot, fake or just unwanted accounts at once? Using Audiense Connect, you can work through your X / Twitter unfollow list quickly.

From the dashboard, choose “Select All.” Then select “Force Unfollow” or “Block” to kick unwanted Twitter followers or bots.

Audiense Connect - Twitter follower audit - force unfollow
Audiense Connect – Twitter follower audit – force unfollow

Note that Audiense Connect selects only the accounts that show on the screen, not the entire filtered list. In other words, you can select up to 25 accounts at once.

Why can’t you select the whole filtered list? Audiense used to allow it. But now X considers these bulk actions spam behavior.

To protect your account from being blocked by X (Twitter), Audiense limits bulk actions. As a result, you can still bulk unfollow, but you have to do it more slowly. Don’t remove more than 300 accounts per day.

Sign up for Audiense Connect and get started for free.

Related reading – who unfollowed you on Twitter.

Make a List to Delete Twitter Followers With Audiense Connect

In some cases, you may want to monitor users before removing them. For example, you may want to confirm if they’re fake followers or spam accounts.

In this case, you can add users to a Twitter list. Then you can review the list when you’re ready to take action.

You can add followers to a list from your Audiense Connect Dashboard. Hover over the user, click “List,” and select the correct list. You also have the option to create a new list from here.

Audiense Connect add users to Twitter list
Audiense Connect add users to Twitter list

Vice versa, you can upload an existing Twitter list to Audiense ConnectThen review the list regularly and decide whether to delete any of the accounts.

Want to know how to remove the followers in Twitter lists? You have two options. With Audiense Connect, you can either block or force unfollow any follower.

Related reading – Learn how to check Twitter profile visits.

The Top Questions About Follower Removal on Twitter

Here are answers to some of the most popular questions on how to get rid of a Twitter follower.

How do you delete Twitter followers all at once?

You can remove all Twitter followers at once with the third-party tool Audiense Connect. Select up to 25 followers at a time and remove or block them instantly. Then repeat the process to remove as many followers as you want.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a possibility to do it directly on Twitter. You’ll need to remove each unwanted follower individually. To restrict future follower access, make your account private from your account’s settings menu.

How do I get rid of followers on Twitter fast?

When you need to quickly remove followers, Twitter can’t help. In the app or on the desktop site, you have to remove them one at a time.

To delete followers faster, you need a third-party tool like Audiense Connect. With Audiense Connect, you can remove up to 25 followers at once. You can also filter followers to find spam or inactive accounts.

How do you remove followers from Twitter other than blocking?

You can choose whether to remove or block a follower directly on Twitter. With Audiense Connect, you can remove or force unfollow followers one by one or in bulk.

Do you have to block and unblock users to soft block them?

No, this is no longer the case. In the past, the only way to soft block an account was a two-step process. First, you had to block the user. Then, you had to complete the Twitter blocking removed step.

Now, there’s an easier way to soft block. When you use Twitter on desktop, you can remove users to soft block them. With Audiense Connect, you can use the force unfollow tool to soft block.

How do I remove a follower from Twitter without unblocking them?

If you don’t want to add an account to your block list, Twitter lets you remove users. Visit Twitter in a web browser, and then remove (i.e., soft block) the account.

Another option is to force unfollow accounts with Audiense Connect. Remember that users won’t get an alert if you force unfollow or block them.

Can I unblock a Twitter account?

Yes, you can unblock a Twitter account at any time. Either visit the user’s profile directly or find it in your block list.

To access your Twitter block list, open your “Settings and Privacy” and click “Privacy and Safety.” Go to “Mute and Block” and select “Blocked Accounts.”

Then scroll through the list to review the accounts. To unblock any of them, click the “Blocked” button.

Why can’t I remove a Twitter follower?

If you try to remove a Twitter follower in the mobile app, you won’t succeed. The mobile app doesn’t have this option. To soft block a user on mobile, you have to block and unblock the account.

Need to know how to remove a follower in Twitter with one click? Use Twitter in a web browser instead. From there, you can remove any user who follows your account.

How do I mute users on Twitter?

If you don’t want to remove or block a user, you can mute them to stop seeing their tweets or replies. To mute a user, tap or click the three dots next to their tweet (on the timeline) or next to their name (on their profile).

From the menu, select “Mute.” You can opt to “Unmute” a user from their profile at any time. If you do, you may begin seeing their posts and replies on your timeline again.

How do I make my Twitter account private?

To make your Twitter account private, log into your Twitter account. On desktop, click “More” in the left menu. Then choose “Settings and privacy.”

Click on the “Privacy and Safety” tab. Choose “Audience, media and tagging.”

Check the “Protect my posts” checkbox and confirm. Now your posts and other account information are only visible to people who follow you.

The process is similar in the mobile app. In the left menu, open the “Settings & Support” menu. Select “Settings and privacy.”

Tap “Privacy and safety” and then “Audience and tagging.” Switch on “Protect your posts” and confirm.

Can I see who unfollowed me on Twitter?

Yes. But you can’t see it directly on Twitter. Instead, you need a third-party tool like Audiense Connect to track Twitter unfollows.

Why remove a follower?

You won’t want to remove followers often when you want to grow on Twitter. Yet even when growth on Twitter is the goal, keeping your follower list clean is important.

So how do you remove a Twitter follower and when should you do it? Use these tips to help you decide:

  • Does the user have zero followers? It could be a spam account.
  • Has it been months or years since the user tweeted? It could be an inactive account.
  • Does the user have a low follower to following ratio? It could be a fake or low-quality account.

Does deactivating Twitter remove all followers?

No, if you opt to close account, Twitter hides your followers and the users you follow. If you reactivate your account, your followers will still be there.

Wondering how do you erase Twitter followers? Delete followers in bulk using a third-party app like Audiense Connect.

You can also use Audiense Connect to mass unfollow accounts on Twitter. With a Twitter mass block, you can clean up your following list quickly.

How do I report users for abusive tweets?

If a user is harassing you, blocking them may not be enough. You can take it to the next level by reporting users or posts.

To report a post, click or tap on the three-dot menu. Select “Report Post.”

To report a user, go to their profile. Open the three-dot menu and select “Report.”