Twitter is a fast-paced social networking platform with a lot of conversations about a lot of topics and issues happening at once. It’s not uncommon to see one of your posts explode and a barrage of new followers looking for follow-up tweets from you. While new followers every so often might feel good, not everyone who follows you might like what you tweet and some may even be vocal to the point of harassing you in replies to your tweets.
While Twitter now allows users to switch off replies to a tweet or only allow people mentioned in the tweets or otherwise to reply, if you’re being pestered by one of your followers and would rather have them unfollow your account, you can make that happen.
Although there is no direct way to remove a follower from Twitter, you can make that happen via a workaround.
If you block someone on Twitter, their account automatically unfollows yours (and if you’re following them, you’ll unfollow them as well).
Once you’ve blocked someone on Twitter, they can’t follow you or view your tweets unless you’ve tweeted something mentioning them and they’re reporting you on Twitter. Blocked users can’t send you direct messages, view your following or followers lists, likes, lists, Moments you’ve created. They also can’t tag your in photos or add your account to their lists.
Check out our guide below to see how to block someone on Twitter and remove them from your followers list
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How to remove followers on Twitter by blocking their account?
As mentioned above, blocking someone will remove them as your follower on Twitter. While the follower won’t receive any direct notification from Twitter if you block them, they will know that you’ve blocked them if they visit your profile
If you unblock the user soon after blocking them — in case you don’t want them to find out that you blocked their account — you will still have removed them as a follower and they’ll have to follow you again.
Removing Twitter followers on PC
Login to your account on Twitter.com, go to the profile of the follower you want to remove and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Click on the horizontal triple-dot (meatball) menu icon to the right of the user’s profile picture.
Step 2: From the dropdown list, click on Block @username,
Step 3: Then on the confirmation box, click on Block.
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Removing Twitter followers on Android and iOS
Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device, go to the profile of the follower you want to remove and follow the steps mentioned below.
- Tap on the vertical three-dot (meatball) menu icon at the top-right of the screen.
- From the dropdown list, tap on Block.
- Then on the confirmation box, tap on Block.
While blocking is an effective way to remove a follower. You must know that blocking an account only works if the other user is logged in via Twitter. If they’re using a third-party service to access Twitter, all of your public tweets will still be visible to them.
Also read: How to make your Twitter account private?
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