Unfollow on Twitter with UnfollowerStats

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 accounts to keep the figure less than 5,000. UnfollowerStats is a website which helps you do this quickly!

UnfollowerStats 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 unfollow 30 accounts a day (it used to be 200, but unfortunately it’s dropped to 30).

How to unfollow inactive accounts

The best way to reduce the number of accounts you follow is to get rid of inactive accounts – here’s how to do it.

  • Sign up at www.unfollowerstats.com – log in and allow access to your Twitter account
  • Click Inactive on the left hand menu bar and click to update/refresh the list
  • The accounts at the top are those that have been inactive the longest, and the list shows how many days it is since their last tweet!
  • Hover over the green Following button beside each inactive account – it will change to a red Unfollow button.
  • Click to unfollow – it will change to a blue Follow

And it’s as simple as that! Do this every couple of months to ditch inactive accounts.

Want more Twitter tips? Check out my Twitter category!

16 Responses

  1. Frances Heaton says:

    Thanks Di for letting us know about this useful resource. It’s quick and easy to use, and I find that although you’re limited to 30 unfollows daily, there’s nothing to stop you using regularly and keeping on top of things.

    Just wondering whether you know of any quick and easy ways to unlike Facebook accounts which are no longer used?

  2. Peter says:

    Hello Di,
    It looks like the limit has been reduced to 30 per day. Do you know if a monthly fee allows use over several sites or is it just one?

    • Di says:

      AH that’s a shame – thanks for letting me know. I imagine the monthly fee is just for one Twitter account. I’d stick to doing 30 every few days!

  3. a sheldon says:

    Thank you! Got it to work!

  4. Francesca Jones says:

    Thanks for this Di, I was at my limit! oops! and my last app to clean up my account had been blocked by Twitter recently – this one worked beautifully and 200 a day is fab! Mega Twitter cleanse completed.

  5. Kim W says:

    Thanks Di, really helpful. Can do 200 for free a day.

  6. Tracey Harman says:

    Thanks Di my count was 2067 :O only unfollow 200 a day but now I know i’m on it

  7. Carolyn says:

    Thanks, this seems perfect for me. BUT, I have an iPad and there does not seem t’ be an Inactive Option on the menu.

  8. Kristyn Harris says:

    This is brilliant! Thank you so much Di!

  9. Julie Davies says:

    Thanks Di, have been desperate to find an unfollow tool for twitter as the ones I’ve previously used don’t seem to work any more or don’t exist. This is the best one yet

  10. Di says:

    With ManageFlitter you unfollow accounts that haven’t been active for more than 3 months – so none of them will have been running a recent competition!

  11. Di says:

    I know! I need to write a new blog post – my recommendation is https://unfollowerstats.com/ now 🙂

  12. I think you’re right – do you usually use Twitter on mobile rather than PC?

    • ha2el says:

      Thanks for the reply. I’m not sure how it works, but it’s a possible explanation. I use twitter on my PC in answer to your question.

  13. Of course! That’s the Twitter account I set up for my tutorials – not used it for ages!

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