Twitter will now let you remove followers without even blocking them

By Kajoli Anand Puri | Published on 14 Oct 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Twitter will now let you remove followers without blocking them.

  • Twitter is also working on new social privacy features such as archived tweets, leaving conversations, and hiding liked tweets.

  • Twitter will also warn you when you’re about to enter a potentially heated conversation.

Twitter will now let you remove followers without even blocking them
Twitter will now let you remove followers without even blocking them

Twitter is working on a new feature that allows you to remove certain followers without having to block them. Last month, Twitter’s support page announced that it will be testing this feature to allow users to curate their own followers list. Now, after testing the feature with limited groups of people, Twitter is ready to roll out this update.

Twitter will let you remove followers without blocking them

How to remove followers from Twitter?

Earlier, when users wanted to remove followers from their Twitter page, they would have to block them entirely. Now, you can simply remove specific individuals altogether. To remove a follower from your page, all you need to do is:
Load your profile and click followers.

  • Scroll through the list until you happen upon the desired name (or manually search the handle via the search bar).
  • Click the three dot icon next to the following button that appears near the name of the follower.
  • Select the remove follower option from the list that appears. 

How to remove followers from Twitter?

Twitter’s new social privacy updates

Twitter is also working on other updates designed to enhance your privacy, according to Bloomberg. These include the following:

Archived tweets: Twitter is considering hiding tweets after a set number of days, such as 30, 60 or 90 days. There has been no confirmation regarding the launch of this particular feature, but it will certainly help people hide problematic tweets from the past. 
Hiding tweets you’ve liked: Twitter will also let you hide information regarding the tweets you’ve liked. The company has not announced whether this feature will be tested soon. 
Leaving conversations: Twitter will also allow users to exit from public conversations that they don’t want to be a part of. The company will reportedly start testing this feature before the end of the year. 

What do you think of these new social privacy updates? Do you think that these are likely to take away a sense of accountability on the internet, or will they help create a more positive space? Let us know in the comments. 

Also Read: Twitter will now coddle its users to protect them from ‘heated’ conversations

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