Are there too many tweets on your timeline? Do you want to unfollow people and pages that are just not interesting? It’s easy to get a little carried away by following everyone you come across when you’re a newbie on Twitter. But it’s essential to unfollow accounts that don’t bring value, such as bots that make up 5% of Twitter accounts. So, how do you unfollow on Twitter?
There are two ways to unfollow an account on Twitter. You can go to the users’ profile and click the unfollow button, or you can unfollow accounts by going through your following list and clicking on the Following button right by their names.
Unfollowing accounts on Twitter is as easy as following them. Follow the simple steps discussed in this article and go on an unfollowing spree!
How Does Following Work on Twitter?
Following someone on Twitter means that their tweets and updates will appear on your timeline. The more people you follow, the more tweets you will see on your homepage.
Information overload is real and accounts that spam tweets can clog your timeline, taking attention away from tweets you want to see.
However, following too many people can make your timeline over-crowded and lead to missing out on updates from the accounts you want more of.
Other times, you might not want to see tweets from a specific person for various reasons.
How To Unfollow a Twitter Account From the App?
Thankfully, you can unfollow a Twitter account quickly. There are two methods to unfollow someone on Twitter.
Method #1: Unfollow Through the Profile Page
Here’s how you can unfollow an account through the profile page.
- Open the Twitter app and make sure to log in.
- Click on the user’s profile you want to unfollow via your homepage. If you can’t find the account on your timeline, you can search for it.
- On the user’s profile, click on the button that says “Following.”
- A text bubble will appear; tap on “Unfollow.”
There you have it; in just a few simple steps, you have unfollowed a user on Twitter.
Method #2: Unfollow From Your List of Followed Accounts
Another way to unfollow accounts is from your list of followed accounts. Here’s how you can do that.
- Open the Twitter app and log in to your account.
- Click on your profile picture on the left to go to your profile page.
- Click on ‘Following’ underneath your bio. You will see a list of people you follow.
- To unfollow someone from the list, click the “Following” button right in front of the username.
Unfollowing from your Following list is most convenient when you can’t remember the username of the account you want to unfollow or if you want to go on an unfollowing spree.
How To Unfollow Accounts on Twitter From Computer?
If you’re using Twitter on a desktop, it’s even easier to unfollow accounts without even going through the hassle of looking for the user’s account.
- Open the desktop version of Twitter and log in.
- To unfollow an account from your home page, hover your mouse over the account you wish to unfollow. A pop-up will appear on the user’s profile.
- Click the “Following” button, and you’ll unfollow the account.
It’s easy to unfollow Twitter accounts, whether you use the Twitter app or the browser version.
Social media is all about being connected, and sometimes that can lead to an information overload that can be overwhelming for many. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about seeing tweets from dozens of accounts you don’t want to follow. Simply unfollow them to stop receiving their updates, and keep your timeline filtered and minimal!
There is no limit to the number of accounts you unfollow on Twitter, but unfollowing too many accounts in a day might land you in trouble.
Twitter discloses no figure about the number of unfollows allowed per day, but aggressively unfollowing people will attract attention from Twitter and can get your account suspended. So be careful!
The user who has been unfollowed will not receive a notification that you have unfollowed them.
However, the same is not the case when you follow an account. Following an account does send a notification, but unfollowing does not.
Unfollowing an account does not mean they will stop seeing your tweets. If they follow you, unfollowing them will not change that.
It will only prevent you from seeing their tweets on your timeline or, in the case of a private Twitter account, viewing them at all.