Social Media Twitter How to Remove Followers on Twitter Keep your feed clean and stress-free by Brad Stephenson Freelance Contributor Brad Stephenson is a freelance tech and geek culture writer with 12+ years' experience. He writes about Windows 10, Xbox One, and cryptocurrency. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Brad Stephenson Updated on December 02, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Oct 06, 2020 Jon Fisher Twitter Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email There’s no official way to force another account to unfollow you on Twitter, which makes sense, as any removed account could start following you again soon afterward. There is, however, a strategy that can be used to delete followers on Twitter and prevent them from following you again. Here’s how to remove followers on Twitter and stop them from following you again. The instructions in this article apply to Twitter on both a mobile device and when accessed through a browser on a desktop computer. 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 when you do this, they will 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. 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. 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. Select Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. From your Followers list, tap an account to go to the person's profile. Tap the ellipsis in the top-right corner. Select Block. Select Block in the confirmation screen. Tap the large Blocked button. Tap Unblock at the bottom of the screen. The account is unblocked, and the person is no longer following you.