How to Remove Followers on Twitter

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What to Know

  • Go to Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety. Toggle on Protect your Tweets (app) or select Protect your Tweets > Protect (web).
  • For any follower you want to remove, go to their account page and select the three dots > Block > Block.
  • Next, select Blocked > Unblock. The person is removed from your followers' list, but you can still see their posts.

This article explains how to remove Twitter followers and prevent them from following you. Instructions apply to the Twitter app for iOS and Android or Twitter accessed from a web browser.

How to Remove Twitter Followers

This strategy requires the use of the account privacy settings and the blocking feature. While your followers won’t be notified of your actions, they'll be able to tell that they’ve unfollowed you if they view your profile or notice a lack of tweets from you in their feed.

  1. Open the Twitter app on your Windows 10, iOS, or Android device. You can also open the official Twitter website in a browser such as Edge, Brave, Firefox, or Chrome. Any internet browser is fine.

  2. Within the iOS or Android Twitter app, tap your profile image. If you're using Windows 10 or the web version of Twitter, select More on the side menu.

  3. Select Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety.

  4. Tap the Protect your Tweets toggle switch. On the web version, select Protect your Tweets, and then confirm by select Protect. This makes your Twitter account private and requires every future follower to be manually approved by you before they can see your content.

    iOS Twitter app on an iPhone

    Setting your Twitter account to private is not recommended if you're trying to build your brand or promote a service or product as none of your tweets will be discoverable by the general public.

  5. On web, just choose Profile on the left. On mobile, hit the back button a couple times and then tap your profile image and then Profile.

  6. On Windows 10 and web, you should now be on your profile. If you’re using iOS or Android, tap Profile from the menu to get here.

  7. Tap Followers. You’re now going to go through your list of followers and manually block, then unblock each account you don’t want following you.

    Twitter profile follower list in the iOS Twitter app

    Blocking an account stops them from following you, but it also prevents you from seeing their content. Unblocking a blocked account shows their content again and maintains the unfollow action performed by the initial block. The affected accounts just see they’ve mysteriously unfollowed you and nothing more. They will not know that they were blocked for a few seconds.

  8. From your Followers list, tap an account to go to the person's profile.

  9. Tap the ellipsis in the top-right corner.

  10. Select Block.

  11. Select Block in the confirmation screen.

    Blocking an account in the iOS Twitter app
  12. Tap the large Blocked button.

  13. Tap Unblock at the bottom of the screen. The account is unblocked, and the person is no longer following you.

    Unblocking an account in the iOS Twitter app
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