How to Unfollow Inactive Twitter Accounts

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Twitter is one of the top 3 social media networks in the world, along with Instagram and Facebook. The problem with Twitter, however, is that your growth is heavily dependent on your follower-to-follower ratio. The more followers you have and the fewer people you follow, the more attractive your account will be and the more legitimate it will appear to people.

The inactive Twitter accounts you follow are essentially dead weights around the proverbial feet of your account and if you used the follow4follow technique, your account is probably riddled with them. Untracking them manually is always an option, but if the list is long, you may want to automate the process.

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Besides the main reason given above, there are others that will hamper your activity on Twitter. For one thing, inactive accounts don’t engage in conversations on Twitter, and conversations are the very foundation of the platform. Second, inactive accounts won’t retweet your posts, which is also an essential part of your Twitter presence.

Third, as noted above, inactive accounts increase your follow count, which leaves a mark on your Twitter ratio. Finally, following many inactive accounts decreases your profile’s authority and influence metric.


Manual unsubscribe

Your first option may be to manually unfollow accounts that are not active. This is great if you only have a handful of inactive accounts to delete. One problem you will encounter is knowing which accounts are inactive.

Interestingly, Twitter’s platform makes it easy to see who’s following you, but not the other way around. If you click on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app, you will see how many followers you have and how many people you follow. Tapping on any of these options will only show you who you follow.

This makes it difficult to delete inactive Twitter accounts that you follow, as you may not know the usernames.

Here’s how to manually unfollow Twitter accounts:

  1. Scroll down your timeline and click on a Tweet from the account in question.
  2. Tap the account name.
  3. Tap “Next” in the top left corner

Ended. But if you haven’t noticed, option 1 will present a problem with inactive accounts as there will be no recent tweets.

How to unsubscribe from inactive user accounts – if you know the username

Assuming you know the usernames for each inactive account, you can do the following:

  1. Tap the “Search Twitter” bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Type the person’s name or account username.
  3. Tap the correct account in the search list that appears.
  4. Tap the “Next” icon at the top right of the page.
  5. Confirm when the pop-up asks if you want to unsubscribe from this account.

It’s unlikely that you know the usernames of all the inactive accounts you follow. This is where third-party tools come in.

Unsubscribe tools

As you can see above, Twitter does not make it easy to track inactive Twitter accounts. Hence, users have to resort to third party tools for the task. The general consensus is that these tools allow you to filter accounts, making it easier to unsubscribe.

As of April 2020, Circleboom seems to be the most reliable. Although there are several apps in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the reviews are not very reliable. We will review the Circleboom platform for its ability to help manage Twitter accounts.

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Circleboom seems to be the most reliable resource for managing Twitter accounts right now. From abandoning inactive Twitter accounts to managing likes and tweets; it is a free service with paid options available for those who wish to do more.

By visiting the Circleboom webpage, you can log in to your Twitter account and start filtering the accounts you follow.

From the webpage, follow these steps:

  1. Click “Get Started” in the upper right corner
  2. Log in to your Twitter account.
  3. Enter the code sent by SMS to the registered mobile number
  4. Click “Authorize Application”.
  5. Click the Inactive Friends box on the left side of the screen.
  6. Scroll down and click “Visit”. This is located at the bottom left.
  7. A pop-up window will appear with the Twitter account. Hover your cursor over the “Next” button. Once it turns red and says “Unfollow” click on the option.

Circleboom will also show you account analytics. From the number of followers to the days since the last Tweet, you will be notified of account activity before unfollowing the account.

Unsubscribe from multiple inactive accounts

Circleboom makes it easy to unfollow inactive Twitter accounts (even possible depending on the last Tweet or usernames you have. It does not, however, give you the option to unfollow multiple inactive accounts at the same time.

To unfollow all Twitter accounts, you can install the Mass Follow Google Chrome extension.

It is important to mention that these tools are constantly evolving. Some who worked last year no longer work in 2020.

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While the free account option allows you to unfollow inactive accounts, Circleboom offers a paid monthly or yearly subscription service for those who need to do more. Ranging from $7/month to $149/month, this service seems to do exactly what we need right now.

Unleash your Twitter account

Twitter has made it difficult to unsubscribe for a reason, and many tools are being shut down based on using the Twitter API. Manually unfollowing people will take some time, depending on how many accounts you follow. However, you can rest assured that the people you follow matter just as much as your own.

What unsubscribe tools do you use? Have you tried ManageFlitter and UnTweeps? What do you think of these cool tools? Type your answers in the list below and follow us on Twitter.

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