How and when to unfollow user X (formerly Twitter)

The best reason to unfollow user X (formerly Twitter) is that you no longer like seeing what they post in your feed. They're annoying, they spam, or they give you angry thoughts when you see them blurring your feed.

A bad reason to unfollow someone on X is that they haven't responded to you, although this is why many people unfollow other people on X. In the early days of X, this was common. When you follow someone, expect that person to follow you back.

Now, not so much. Usage of Spammers and bots abound these days, so people turn off notifications when following them. So if you think someone isn't following you out of spite, maybe it's just because they don't know who you are and that you're following them.

That being said, no one is obligated to follow you on X, and that expectation is unrealistic. It's a good practice to check your latest followers from time to time and follow anyone you'd like to learn more about. However, following all these methods is unproductive. Your feed will be flooded with irrelevant tweets. The same goes for everyone you follow.

Anyway, you can unfollow user X in a few different ways. Note that if you unfollow more than 100 people per day, your account may be flagged and suspended; this is because spam bots tend to do this, so it's a big red flag.

Go to the user's profile and click the big blue "Follow" button; it should turn red and say "Unfollow." You'll be able to tell if the user is following you because the profile will say "Following You" next to the username.

There are many tools available to help X users manage their followers and activity. Here are some things you might find helpful:

  • ManageFlittr - This famous tool allows you to delete 100 people who don't follow you every day; unfollowing more content requires a fee. However, this is generally not recommended as it may mark your account as suspended for the reasons mentioned earlier.
  • JustUnfollow — This is a mashup of Quittr and ManageFlittr . You can see who isn't following you and unfollow them, and you can also get alerts and send automated tweets about how many people are following and unfollowing you.

Many other tools will let you know who has unfollowed you. For an easy way to get new followers, try X Chats .

Here are some rules about X and followers:

  • Stop caring if people follow you.
  • Stop following others and expecting them to follow you.
  • Just care about what's on your X feed and what you want to see.
  • Stop caring if you appear in other people's feeds.
  • Don't ask people to follow you on X. You'll look silly.
  • Keep trying to get the attention of your favorite celebrities; sometimes, they do write back!

When you want to unfollow someone, just do so. And don't block them because it's not the same thing. If you need a tool to do this, you're probably making a lot of mistakes and following people for the wrong reasons. It doesn't matter! You don't always know when someone is worth following immediately; however, if you need to unfollow people in bulk, it might be worth your time to re-evaluate your following strategy.

Here's a good general practice: When someone keeps popping up in your feed, posting something you find annoying, negative, unpleasant, or objectionable, just unfollow them. Just keep doing it as it happens. You'll get a clearer, more interesting feed so you can truly enjoy the exchange of ideas X offers.