The number of followers on your Twitter account tickles you whether you have a business or a personal account. Unfortunately, some of these followers may cause more harm than good. A follower may be abusive, toxic, or ill-behaved on the platform.
If you are completely fed up with them, you can remove them from your followers list or block them. Thankfully, Twitter supports and enables removing a follower or blocking them.
Continue reading to know how to remove a follower on Twitter on your phone or computer.
How to Remove Twitter Followers
The option to stop followers from seeing your tweets without blocking them was recently introduced to Twitter. Before Twitter introduced it, users needed to use “soft blocking” which involved blocking a follower and unblocking them before they realize it.
Twitter made soft blocking easier for its users by creating an option to remove a follower without blocking them. Here is how you use this feature:
#1. Removing Followers on Your Desktop
Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account.
Step 2: Click Profile on the left-sidebar
Step 3: Select Followers.
Step 4: Select the account you want to remove and click on the three dots to the right of their name.
Step 5: Click Remove this follower from the menu.
Step 6: Select Remove under the confirmation message.
When you click Remove, you stop this person from following you, and you won’t follow them too. They can still see your profile, but your tweets won’t appear on their timeline.
Twitter won’t inform the person that you removed them from your followers’ list, but they will notice they no longer see your tweets.
#2. Remove Followers on Your Phone
If you are accessing Twitter through your phone, the remove follower option is not available on the Twitter app. Below are the steps to follow when removing a follower on mobile.
Step 1: Open your browser and log in to your Twitter account.
Step 2: On the top lefthand corner, tap on your profile icon.
Step 3: Click on your follower count under Account info.
Step 4: Find the follower you want to remove and tap the three dots to the right of the account name.
Step 5: Select Remove this follower.
Step 6: Click Remove to confirm your choice.
#3. Blocking A Follower on Desktop
Although Twitter offers you the option to remove followers without blocking them, blocking a follower is still an option. After all, a follower you removed can still follow you if you haven’t blocked them.
When you block a follower, they will not see your tweets or profile and cannot follow you again.
Here is how to remove a follower by blocking them.
Step 1: Log into your Twitter account
Step 2: Click on Profile and then Followers.
Step 3: Go to the person you want to block and click on the three dots next to the account.
Step 4: On the menu, select Block.
Step 5: Click Block to confirm.
#5. Blocking on Phone
The block follower option is available on the Twitter app. Let’s dive into how!
Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account and click on your profile.
Step 2: Select Followers.
Step 3: Click the three lines to the right of the person you want to block.
Step 4: Select Block.
Step 5: Click Block to confirm.
Don’t continue condoning annoying followers in your Twitter account when you have the option to remove them from your followers list. These methods are super easy to use to remove the followers you no longer want to see your tweets on their timeline!
How to Remove Twitter Followers on Twitter in 6 Steps FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Can I see who unfollowed me on Twitter?
You can see who unfollowed you on Twitter by visiting your followers’ list and manually checking whether somebody unfollowed you. Twitter does not notify you when somebody unfollows you, thus the need to check manually.
Otherwise, you can use third-party programs to see a list of people who have unfollowed you. Unfortunately, this app will show you a list of people who have unfollowed you since you installed it.
Additionally, adding a third-party service can pose a risk to your account since you grant it access to your account, which can be an opening to hackers.
How does Twitter give followers suggestions?
Twitter gives suggestions of people you should follow based on the actions you perform on Twitter, also known as signals. They will suggest that you follow people who have posts like those you like.
Moreover, Twitter suggests people on your contacts list, friends on Facebook, and those using a hashtag similar to yours. You are also likely to get follower suggestions of people who are following you.
How does somebody know my name on Twitter?
Someone can know your name on Twitter if they have your email address or phone number, and they upload those contacts to Twitter. Alternatively, your name may have appeared as a suggestion to follow if you have something in common or are friends on another social media platform.
Can you tell if someone checked your Twitter profile?
Unlike LinkedIn, Twitter has no method to inform you when somebody views your profile. You can only tell somebody has been through your tweets if they interact with you.
Although you may come across extensions promising to notify you when somebody accesses your account, most of these extensions are fake. They only notify you when somebody with the same extension views your profile.
Nevertheless, you can use Twitter analytics to see the total number of people who viewed your Twitter profile.
Can somebody secretly follow you on Twitter?
Nobody can secretly follow you without your knowledge. Twitter notifies all its users when they have a new follower, and you have a list of everyone following you.
Can I know who blocked me on Twitter?
Twitter does not notify you when somebody blocks you. Nevertheless, you can know they blocked you if you no longer see their posts or profile. If you can see their profile, they have not blocked you but may have removed you as a follower.
Does someone become my follower automatically if I unblock them?
When you unblock someone who was your follower, they will not become your follower automatically.
Instead, they will need to follow you again to get back to your followers list. This method of blocking and then unblocking is called soft blocking. Twitter users used it to remove somebody from their followers list before introducing the remove follower option.
Who sees my tweets if I have no followers?
If you have a public Twitter account, anyone on Twitter can view your posts, whether or not they are your followers. However, when you have followers, your tweets will appear on their timelines whenever they log in to Twitter.
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