How To Remove a Follower on Twitter 2023: Best Easy Guide

How To Remove a Follower on Twitter
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The “Remove this follower” feature on X, formerly known as Twitter, makes it easy to remove someone from your list of followers without blocking them. This feature is available on the X mobile app and by visiting X in your web browser, even if you’re using an Android, iPhone, or iPad. To do this, go to your list of followers. Locate the Twitter account you want to remove and tap or click the More icon to the right of the Follow button. And then click “Remove this follower.”

But so you understand this process properly and other pieces of information you should know about removing a follower on Twitter or X, here is a step-by-step guide.


It feels good to have followers. However, it is sometimes necessary to ensure that you have the right followers.

You can remove followers from your account if you want to streamline your Twitter followers or keep certain users from seeing your tweets without blocking them.

And just in case you are asking, when you unfollow someone, Twitter does not notify them. But depending on your settings, they may still be able to see your tweets and direct message you. They will have to refollow you if they want to see your tweets on their timeline.

There are two ways to unfollow someone on Twitter: soft and hard. The soft option is to manually unfollow them but leave the possibility of them refollowing you open. The difficult option is to permanently block them, which can only be undone by you. Twitter does not notify the person who has been unfollowed or blocked in either case.

Let’s go over both scenarios without further ado.

How to Remove X (Twitter) Followers

Before now, people had to use a workaround (softblocking) that involved blocking and quickly unblocking the follower they wanted to remove.

  • Launch the X app in a browser like Edge, Brave, Firefox, or Chrome. Any internet browser will suffice.
  • Navigate to the account of the person you want to delete.
  • Choose More (three horizontal dots).
  • Choose “Remove this follower.”

How to ‘Soft Block’ iOS and Android Followers

Softblocking entails blocking someone and then quickly unblocking them, forcing them to unfollow you. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Select your profile picture from the navigation menu.
  • Choose Followers. Go through your list and manually block and then unblock each account that you do not want to follow you.
  • Select an account from your Followers list to view that person’s profile.
  • In the upper-right corner, click the three ellipses icon.
  • Choose Block.
  • On the confirmation screen, select Block.
  • Select the “Unblock” button. Although the account has been unblocked, the person is no longer following you.

How To Remove Twitter Followers on Desktop

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account.
  1. In the left sidebar, click Profile.
  2. Determine your follower count.
  3. Find the follower you want to unfollow, then click the three dots next to their name.
  4. Select Remove this follower from the list.

How to Remove Twitter Followers on a Mobile Device

You can now remove Twitter followers from the mobile app as well as the mobile version of the site via a web browser.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. Access your Twitter account.
  3. Tap the profile icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  4. Click on your follower count.
  5. Locate the follower you want to remove and click the three dots next to their name.
  6. Tap Remove this follower, then Remove to confirm your decision.

On the Twitter App

  1. Open the X app
  2. Log into your Account
  3. Tap the profile icon in the upper-left corner.
  4. Select the “Profile” option
  5. Tap on your follower count
  6. Select the follower you want to remove
  7. Click the three dots in the screen’s upper-right corner, close to the search icon.
  8. Tap “Remove this follower.”

How to Protect Your Posts

If you unfollow someone, there is nothing stopping them from following you again. However, if you want to protect your posts, you must approve each new follow request. Here’s how it’s done:

Note: Setting your X account to private is not recommended if you are trying to build your brand or promote a service or product because none of your posts will be visible to the general public.

On a Desktop Computer

  1. Open Twitter, select More, Settings and Support, and Settings and Privacy.
  1. Select privacy and security.
  2. Choose an Audience and Tags.
  3. Check the box next to Protect your Tweets.
    This makes your X account private, and every future follower must be manually approved before they can see your content.

On a Mobile Device

  1. In the top-left corner of the screen, tap the profile icon.
  1. On the left sidebar, scroll down and tap Settings and Support, then Settings and Privacy.
  2. Select Privacy and Security.
  3. Select the audience and tags.
  4. Select the option to Protect your Tweets.

How to Unfollow Someone on Twitter by Blocking Them

If you’d rather hit the nuclear button and permanently disable them, follow the steps outlined in the previous section. However, instead of clicking Remove this follower, click Block @Twitterusername. You will be prompted to confirm your choice.

To unblock them in the future, go to your account settings and select your block list. Locate the person you wish to unblock and then click the red Blocked button on the right. The account will be unblocked as a result.

Is it true that blocking someone on Twitter removes you from their list?

Yes, you will be removed from an account’s list if you block it (temporarily or permanently). Hover over the “Blocked” button (which will then say “Unblock”) to unblock the account.

Is it possible to see who has blocked you on Twitter?

There is no way to find out who has blocked you on Twitter. The platform provides no notification or indication that you have been blocked. This means that the only way to be certain is to view the profile of the person you believe has blocked you.

How do you find out who unfollowed you on Twitter?

Twitter does not provide a direct way to check if a user has blocked you, but you can do so manually using the methods listed below.

  • Search for their profile’s URL.
  • Using a different account, look for their profile name.
  • You won’t see their tweets (unless you want to), and you won’t be able to follow them.

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