Top Twitter Unfollow Tools to Remove Inactive, Nonfollowers

best twitter unfollow tools - clean your twitter profile by removing inactive and non-following twitter users

Within the past few years, Twitter grew very fast. Therefore, many people, especially webmasters, business owners and internet marketers paid their close attention to Twitter over other social networks.

In the beginning, there was not a huge crowd on Twitter. But, after increasing the traffic of in day by day, the organic reach of Twitter decreased significantly. (decreased clicks and engagements) traffic stats Traffic stats over the past few years: (source)

If you have a few thousands of Twitter followers and you follow a few hundreds of active Twitter users, you would know what I mean. In every second, hundreds of Tweets flooded to homepage. So it is harder to market your business on Twitter.

But, it can be done. You need to use specific Twitter marketing strategies for that.

One core of any social media strategy is having a good, quality follower-base.

What I mean by quality followers?

It doesn’t make a sense if you have 100,000+ followers, but doesn’t have the engagement; Not getting retweets, clicks, replies etc.

And one way to determine your Twitter account’s quality (and of course the authority) is analyzing the people who you follow on Twitter. If you follow untargeted, inactive people on Twitter, so you will not get quality, informative tweets as you anticipated.

That’s where you should pay your attention to Twitter unfollow.

4 Realistic Reasons Why you should unfollow people on Twitter

There might have lots of reasons why you have to unfollow people on Twitter. Here are my personal thoughts why you should be unfollowing people on Twitter.

Reason #1: Follow for Follow, But they unfollow you:

This is one of the reasons you might have to remove followers on Twitter. There are lots of occasions other people promise you that they will follow you back, once you followed them on Twitter. But, suddenly, after a few days or weeks, you can’t find them on your Twitter followers list. It is similar to cheating. So you do not want to deal with this type of people.

Reason #2: Inactive Twitter followers:

I don’t know any other reason why you shouldn’t unfollow inactive Twitter followers. Even they are targeted Twitter followers, if their latest Twitter update is a few months ago and don’t get a reply for your retweet, what are the reasons that prevent you from unfollowing those inactive Twitter users? The best example for this is Apple’s official Twitter account. Signed up to Twitter back in 2011, but not yet any single tweet published. Questionable, right?

Apple's Twitter account


Reason #3: Spammers:

As any community and business model, when it grows, proves it can generate leads, sales etc., spammers tap into that field. It is the style of this world. Wonder if we can fix this!

The best example for this is email marketing. How many spam emails do you receive on each day? Like that, Twitter has become one spot of spammers. If you followed someone on Twitter who tweets related to nudity, hacking etc, you should (or must) remove them from your Twitter followers list. Not only that, do you follow someone who doesn’t have an avatar and have thousands of fake followers with just a few tweets? So he might be a spammer.

There are lots of Twitter automation tools and methods to increase the magic number of Twitter followers. You shouldn’t be a fan/follower of those people. Isn’t it?

Reason #4: Nontargeted Twitter users:

When you follow some people on Twitter, your homepage feed starts filling with tweets. That’s the organic reach. That is not a problem. But, the question is when you start getting nontargeted Tweets. For an example, I am in Internet marketing and blogging field. And I also like technology, sports, News etc. But, I don’t like to get unrelated tweets outside of my favorite fields/niches so often. Another example is, if you understand only English language, so following people who speak Arabic, Spanish, Hindi and Tamil don’t add value for either your Twitter profile and your life. The best way to get rid of those issues is unfollowing nontargetd Twitter followers.

These are the reasons why you have to unfollow people on Twitter. You might have more reasons such as your Twitter followings only tweets commercial ads, etc. But, the best way is understanding people before hit the follow button. So you can ensure that your Twitter profile is clean & clear and you don’t need constantly check Twitter profiles for unfollowing people.

How to Unfollow People on Twitter

There are two ways you can unfollow someone on Twitter.

  1. Manually Twitter unfollow
  2. Use a Twitter unfollow Tool or Twitter unfollow app.

The Manual Method:

You might have already used this method. You can easily check people to unfollow by logging into your Twitter account and clicking the Following tab.

Twitter following tab

But, if you don’t know the person and the reason why you should remove someone from your Twitter following list, then you have a few works to do from your part. The risk-free and the cost-free way to unfollow someone from Twitter is this manual method.

The Automatic Method:

This is the by far the most successful and easiest way to unfollow nonfolowers, inactive users, spammers on Twitter. There are lots of advantages you would receive by using a Twitter unfollow tool. Some of them are,

  • Ability to group Twitter Users: Most Twitter unfollow tools have advanced search filters which help you group people as spam ratio, inactive ratio, follower/following ratio, etc. So you can make sure you only remove people who don’t add value to you and your Twitter profile.
  • Mass unfollow Twitter users: If your Twitter account has a large following base, so you  might want to clean your Twitter account from a few steps. Also, there might have some occasions to unfollow everyone. It is hard to unfollow hundreds of Twitter users one by one. So with the use of a good Twitter mass unfollow tool, you can remove more than one Twitter user just from a one click.
  • Track Twitter unfollowers: Some Twitter tools suggest you who to unfollow. There are lots of signals count when grouping who to unfollow. So if you are in doubt who you should unfollow on Twitter, you can use a Twitter unfollow tool which has this feature.

If you have a large Twitter following (and of course followers) and want to clean up the Twitter account on a weekly basis, you can use a Twitter unfollow tool. It is the best and the easiest way to go as you can save your valuable time and unfollow hundreds of inactive and non followers easily without any effort.

I usually use Twitter unfollow tools to remove inactive people from my following list. I am aware of my Twitter followings. Not only I will get nontargeted Tweets, if I follow nontargeted followers, but also it influences to my brand exposure too, as people tend to look up who I follow on Twitter.

Two Questions to Ask Before unfollowing someone on Twitter

Ask this two questions yourself before clicking the unfollow button.

  1. Is He/She worth following? (Are his/her Tweets worth reading, clicking? Can they help me out?)
  2. Do you know the particular Twitter user? (A popular brand, organization, influencer, friend, relative etc.)

5 Best Twitter unfollow Tools to Remove inactive, unfollowing people from your Twitter Account

Here are my best Twitter unfollow tools. Some might be paid, while others are free Twitter unfollow tools. But, remember that most premium unfollow Twitter tools provide just more than “unfollow” feature. To get more Twitter tools, check out this article: 7 Best Twitter Tools to Dominate Twitter Marketing in 2015

Number #1: ManageFlitter: The Advanced Twitter User Unfollow Tool

ManageFlitter is one of my best Twitter unfollow tools I have ever used. It is an online tool. So you can use ManageFlitter tool from any device you have and from anywhere you are. To sneak-peak the interface of unfollow section of ManageFlitter, check out this screenshot.

managefilter - not following back twitter users

This tool has lots of filtering options and ordering options. Some special ordering options are,

#1: Spam Score:

As I mentioned in above, I hate spammers. And we all hate spammers, right? The special ordering option of ManageFlitter enables you to find people who you follow, but have a higher spam score. (Higher the spam score, the Twitter account tends to be a spam profile. Characteristics of a spam profile: no profile image, fake name, wrong Twitter bio description, nudity related Tweets etc.)

managefilter - twitter followers with high spam ratio

#2: Last Activity

One way to determine a true Twitter user is by finding the date of last activity. Those who don’t even logged in to Twitter since a few months are considered as inactive users. Look at the screenhot below. Can see the last activity date of first Twitter users who I have followed, yet not following me back?

managefilter twitter followers ordering last activity date

Yes, their latest updates are 12+ months ago. And even they don’t follow me back. Can you show me a one reason why I should keep following them? They just increase the following count of my Twitter account. Don’t make any sense, right?

ManageFlitter also has a robust unfollowers filtering option system.

#1: People who don’t speak English

If you don’t like to get tweets from people who speak a foreign language or the language you don’t understand, why you should keep following them without unfollowing?

twitter users who don't speak english

#2: Inactive Twitter Followers

If your Twitter followings/followers have not updated Twitter accounts and shared a tweet for a while, you can filter these people easily with ManageFlitter Twitter management tool.

inactive twitter followers

There are lots of ways you can use the ManageFlitter unfollow tool to find and clean out fake, inactive and spammy Twitter followers.

In addition to Twitter Unfollow tool, ManageFlitter provide a few other tools that can make your Twitter account more professional and increase number of quality Twitter followers and the engagements.

Number #2: CommunIT: Twitter CRM Program

CommunIT is a Twitter CRM (Custom Relationship Management) program which provides tons of features. I have been using CommunIT for six to seven months and so far, I was able to build my Twitter community and increase the post engagement.

Look at the portion of the email I received from Twitter. I have set up to thank people who retweet my tweets. And ultimately someone has even favorited that Tweet. Can you recommend me a better Twitter tool to build relationships rather than CommunIT?

email from twitter - someone favorited my tweet

As a Twitter account management tool, CommunIT provide other related tools too. Twitter unfollow is one of them.

communIT - consider to unfollow

CommunIT lists candidates to unfollow considering their engagement level with you, influence level and activity ratio, etc. So, this is a good tool to unfollow unfollowers from your Twitter account forever.

Click here to get a 50% OFF discount when you purchase any premium plan of CommunIT.

Number #3: SocialBro: Unfollow Everyone on Twitter with a Single Click

SocialBro is another powerful Twitter tool to check inactive, non-followers of your Twitter account and bulk unfollow with a few clicks. SocialBro has a convenient interface which makes it easier to mass unfollow everyone on Twitter at once.

I use official ProBlogTricks Twitter account on SocialBro. So these are the Twitter users that I should unfollow.

socalbro twitter tool unfollow section

As you can see, there are lots of unfollowers filtering options available. Some are,

  • Influence:
  • Followers/followings and follower/following ratio:
  • Account age:
  • Tweets per day:
  • Time since last Tweet Date:
  • Time Zones:
  • Verified/non-verified accounts:
  • Public profiles and private profiles:
  • Country:
  • Gender:
  • Entity type (person or company/organization):

Check out this screenshot to see how this is easy to mass unfollow Twitter users within a few seconds. I selected 12 people who are inactive. Then you can unfollow them either using “Follow mode” or “Force Unfollow” (let follower to unfollow you) options.

unfollow all on twitter

SocailBro is a great Twitter tool not only for managing your Twitter account, but also analyze your Twitter account and followers account status too. I was able to find the best time to tweet using SocialBro followers analysis tool. Which is very useful, as I can schedule my Tweets using either Commun.IT or Hootsuite tool to be posted on perfect times when the majority of my followers hang around on Twitter. So I can believe that my Tweets will get more exposure, clicks, retweets, favorites etc.

best time to tweet report

If you are a marketer or a blogger, so I recommend you to check out SocialBro as these stats will be really important for you.

The convenient tools help you find who unfollowed you on Twitter. So you can either add them to blacklist, block or unfollow everyone from your Twitter account forever.

Number #4: CrowdFireApp: A free Twitter unfollow Tool

Formerly known as The CrowdFireApp online Twitter tool provides a few useful tools for Twitter users. Among the tools, Twitter unfollow is one of those free tools.

You can easily find inactive and non-following Twitter users through CrowFireApp.

crowdfireapp - formerly

Even though, CrowdFireApp doesn’t have various filtering options like other Twitter unfollow tools, still CrowdFireApp is a good tool for those who like to a simple user interface.

As a Twitter tool, CrowdFireApp has started widening the features and so you can even now check whether someone has followed another person on Twitter.

friend check twitter

How Should You Use Twitter Unfollow Tools? And how often?

Now you have learned two ways to unfollow someone on Twitter; the manual method and the automatic method. Even you learned how to unfollow everyone on Twitter. Not only that, you can also find out who unfollowed you on Twitter. These are the great lessons you learned from today’s article.

Some Twitter tools such as SocialBro have features to force unfollow you from others Twitter accounts. Anyway, you want to maintain your Twitter account neatly, right? So you should be aware of who you follow on Twitter.

Personally, I don’t often use Twitter unfollow tools. Because I rarely follow someone on Twitter (I use this tactic for other social media accounts as well). The people/celebrities/organizations/companies I follow, I know pretty well or slight well.

If you follow people regularly and want to check unfollowers on Twitter, I recommend you to use one of your favorite Twitter unfollow tools at least once per week. So you can easily manage your Twitter accounts.

And you can also use these tools to unfollow people who don’t follow back on Twitter. If you are a serious Twitter user, I recommend you to unfollow inactive Twitter accounts too.

So what tools do you use to unfollow people on Twitter? Share your best Twitter unfollow tool(s) of 2015 in the comment section below.

Chamal Rathnayaka

As the founder of Pitiya Internet Marketing blog, I make sure every content I share on this site is helpful and you get something out of them. To stay connected with me and receive latest blog posts, exclusive content, and offers, sign up for Pitiya newsletter.

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