Unfollow on Twitter with UnTweeps
Note that in 2023, UnTweeps was bought by CircleBoom, and there are currently no free options to unfollow multiple Twitter accounts easily.
As a Twitter user, you’re assigned a follow limit of 5,000 accounts – until you’re popular enough to have about 5,000 followers yourself. But most compers don’t have anywhere near that amount of followers – so in order to continue to enter ‘RT & Follow’ competitions, you’ll need to unfollow Twitter accounts to keep the figure less than 5,000.
Luckily, there are a few websites to unfollow Twitter accounts quickly. I’m a fan of UnfollowerStats, but they have reduced their daily unfollow limit to just ten accounts for free users. Instead, I recommend using the UnTweeps website to quickly unfollow those redundant accounts.
UnTweeps is a handy tool for Twitter users, and offers a paid Premium option – but for compers, the free version should be all you need, and allows you to complete 3 unfollow sessions a month – it scans 2500 accounts in each session! If you follow more than 7500 accounts, you’ll need to upgrade to UnTweeps Pro to check all of them.
How to unfollow inactive accounts with UnTweeps
The best way to reduce the number of accounts you follow is to get rid of inactive accounts – here’s how to do it.
- Go to www.untweeps.com – and click Sign in with Twitter to allow access to your Twitter account
- In the drop down menu, select the days that inactive accounts must have not posted for – I suggest starting with 180 days
- Click List Stale Accounts
- The list shows how many days it is since each user’s last tweet
- Tick the box beside each inactive account (unfortunately there’s no option to select all, you have to do it manually)
- If you spot an account you don’t want to unfollow, add to your whitelist – this means UnTweeps will ignore it in future reports
- Scroll to the end and click Unfollow selected tweeps
- Be patient while UnTweeps does its work – after a while you’ll see a list of accounts you’ve unfollowed, and the total number. eg 224 Unfollow requests sent successfully. It might take a while for Twitter to unfollow these accounts.
And it’s as simple as that! Do this every couple of months to ditch inactive accounts.
Use Twitter lists instead of following accounts
If you’re at your follow limit, why not unfollow users and them add them to Twitter lists instead? You can still follow their tweets in your feed – but you don’t need to follow the accounts. Find out more in my guide to using Twitter lists.
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