How to Remove Inactive Twitter Followers (and Why You Should)

Hello, my friends; welcome back to another blog post. Good to see you as always.

Today we are going to be talking about how to remove inactive Twitter followers from your account.

I know it's going to be hard to lose a couple people from your follower list.

But hey, do you know anyone that is famous on Twitter besides celebrities and some random meme accounts here and there? I didn't think so! 

It's a new year people, it's time to clean up our social media accounts. And that means getting rid of inactive followers.

Moment of silence, please.

And now moving on. If you want to learn how to remove inactive Twitter followers from your account, let's get right into it, shall we?

Why Should You Care About Inactive Followers?

While seeming like you have a lot of followers on Twitter or any other social media platform can be a good thing, If you own a business or a brand, fake followers are really not doing anything to help you in terms of engagement. 

Yes, you may look like you have a lot of followers, which can give your real followers the sense you are credible. However, that is really about it – it's just for shows. 

Instead of having fake and inactive Twitter followers on your follower list, you should focus on creating content that tailors to followers who react and respond to the content you post. 

You also never know who those inactive or fake accounts can be, so it's probably best that you remove them as soon as possible!

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How to Remove Inactive Twitter Followers Manually 

If you are looking to remove inactive Twitter followers manually from your account, the best option that you have is to use the following website:

Follower Audit

Follower Audit is an online platform that allows you to essentially audit your own Twitter account to see how many of your followers are real or fake.

This platform will enable you to identify each fake and inactive account that is following you with the click of a button. Here is your step-by-step process on how to use follower audit:

1. Search up the Follower Audit website.

2. Login with your Twitter account as prompted on your screen.

3. In the search box that is provided, you are going to want to type in your username.

4. Then click search.

The platform will run an audit on your account. Within a few minutes, it will bring up a report that identifies each fake and inactive account that follows you.

Now that you know which accounts are fake and inactive, you can head back to your Twitter profile and begin manually.

Once you are on your Twitter profile, it is time to manually remove all of the inactive followers. Essentially what you are going to want to do is:

1. Go to your settings and click the option “Protect my tweets,” which you should find under “security and privacy.”

2. Next, you are going to search the fake or inactive profiles in your follower's list and hit the block button. This will immediately remove them from your follower's list.

3. Afterward, you have the option of unblocking them and then removing the ‘protect my tweets' option on your account if you wish to make all your tweets public once again.

How to Remove Inactive Twitter Followers Automatically

If you're wanting to save your time during this tragic process, I totally understand.

Lucky for you, there are tons of platforms online that help your followers automatically remove them.

Let's take a look at some of your options, shall we?

1. Sign up for Circleboom


CircleBoom is an online platform that allows you to find spam accounts, fake accounts, and inactive accounts.

It also provides you with a full insight into how your Twitter profile is doing as a whole. 

You will have to purchase a pro account that costs $8 per month to access this feature.

Once you have run your Twitter profile insights on CircleBoom, there will be an option on the platform to remove all of the inactive accounts from your follower's list just like that.

2. ManageFLitter


ManageFlitter is another similar platform that allows you to automatically remove inactive and fake followers from your list on Twitter.

However, you do also have to pay for this platform as well. You are also only allotted a certain number of followers that they will remove on your behalf per day. 

Besides this automated option, there really isn't anything online that can automatically remove your inactive followers from your account. 

That being said, there really isn't anything wrong with using the manual version we spoke about at the beginning of the blog post.

It may just take you a little while longer than you had initially anticipated.

Twitters Inactive Account Policy

Twitter is actually pretty good at deactivating accounts that have not logged in within 6 months.

This helps narrow down the number of inactive and fake accounts that are often found on the platform. 

They will also permanently delete accounts that have not been logged into in a long time as well.

However, they won’t release which accounts are inactive and which are not. Therefore, your best bet is to use a Follower Audit.

Final Thoughts

As you can probably tell by now, inactive followers are not doing you any right, my friend.

Not only do they ruin your engagement analytics, but you also don't know who or where these inactive accounts are from in the first place.

Therefore, the best thing you can do is to go online and find the accounts that are not active and say thank you next.

2022 is all about living our best lives, and if you want to start growing your presence on social media, you have to have that “out with the old, in with the new” mentality.

That's it for today, my friends; I will talk to you guys later! It's been a slice as always.

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