How to Unfollow People on Twitter with ManageFlitter

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I’ve just made the switch from Tweepi to ManageFlitter to grow and maintain my followers. One of the steps in this process is cleaning up the people you follow, by unfollowing accounts.

RELATED: ManageFlitter: The Best Tweepi Alternative

The follow/unfollow process has been a topic of discussion among social media users. People who abuse this strategy give it a bad rap, but when used correctly, it can be a very effective way to grow your follower count.

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Step 1: Click Manage, then Unfollow in the top menu.

ManageFlitter: Manage > Unfollow in top menu

Step 2: Filter your results

Select Display to access ManageFlitter’s filters.

I use three filters every time:

1. Exclude people you have followed in the last 30 days.

This is a great filter to enable to avoid becoming one of those spammy accounts that follow and unfollow the same people over and over. A friend of mine (who is Klout ranked in the Top 10 on Travel, so he knows a thing or two) sets this to 14 days, because people who wait longer than two weeks to follow back are less likely to engage with him. There’s no right or wrong way, so figure out what works best for you and your audience.

2. Exclude people in your Never Unfollow group.

ManageFlitter lets you create groups of people to “protect”. My protected group includes accounts that I want to follow, but are unlikely to follow me back. Although I have full confidence that someday Tim Ferriss will follow me back, until that fateful day, I’ve got him protected.

3. Exclude people you’ve saved to process later.

The option to ‘Process Later’ has a few very awesome uses. The first is that ManageFlitter actually allows you to outsource the grit of the work from right inside the web app, using a feature called Remote Account Management (RAM). If you opt for the business account, you automatically get a set dollar value of RAM included each month.

If you would rather handle it all yourself, you could set thousands of actions to be processed later, and then follow / unfollow 100 per day (for example) on your own. This allows you to stay within Twitter’s regulations by completing most of the dirty work at the beginning of the week, and then processing a percentage each day.

ManageFlitter: Display Unfollow Filters A few other notable filters allow you to exclude verified, protected or popular accounts. Excluding verified and popular accounts can be handy for giving influencers are larger window to follow you back before you unfollow them.

Step 3: Unfollow

Twitter has been cracking down with regulations for managing your followers. One of these regulations required ManageFlitter and other similar softwares to remove the ‘Bulk Select’ features. This just means that you can no longer select a group of users and automatically unfollow all of them in one click. Instead, you must manually unfollow people, one by one.

Fortunately, ManageFlitter makes this as seamless as possible by moving the list up automatically with each click. Instead of having to move your mouse, you can hold it steady on the first ‘Unfollow’ button and as you unfollow, the next person in line will take the spot.


ManageFlitter: Unfollow Twitter users fast


Depending on the speed of you clicker finger, you can unfollow hundreds of people in seconds… although I recommend staying under 100 unfollows per day to stay on Twitter’s good side.

Warning: Doing this process in Starbucks may result in those around you assuming you have a nervous twitch.

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Do you use ManageFlitter or another Twitter management software? What are your favorite filters?

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