Twitter has more than 100 million users, from Conan O'Brien to CNN. With so much daily activity, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Unfollowing accounts with too much or too little activity allows you to keep focused and organised in social networking. As of September 2010, Twitter only allows members to unfollow other accounts one by one. There used to be many third-party applications that facilitated mass unfollowings, but in April 2010, Twitter started cracking down on these services. Fortunately, it is still possible with a Firefox browser to mass unfollow on Twitter.
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Things you need
- Internet connection
- Firefox browser
- Twitter account
- ManageFlitter access
- Firefox plugin Check All
Install the plugin Check All in Firefox. Because Check All has not yet been verified by Mozilla, a warning will pop up. Bypass it and restart Firefox in order to launch Check All.
Visit ManageFlitter's website and allow access to your Twitter account.
Click "Show All" and there will be a list of your followers. Each page will show 100 accounts with a checkbox next to each name and an Unfollow button on the right.
Hit Ctrl+A on your keyboard to select all 100 names. Right click the highlighted area and click on the new plugin option "Check All Selected Checkboxes." Click "Unfollow" on the right.
Repeat Step 4 to mass unfollow each page of 100 accounts.
Tips and warnings
- Show discretion when following new accounts on Twitter. This way you may not have to mass unfollow in the future.
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