How to remove inactive Twitter accounts in 2022

Remove inactive Twitter followers

There are lots of inactive users on Twitter. Inactive Twitter accounts are created but not used by its user for weeks, months, and even years. So, why don’t you remove inactive Twitter accounts?

Inactive Twitter accounts do not engage with you on Twitter. They are just in your follower or friends list, and they will never be interacting with your Twitter account probably.

According to the Inactive account policy of Twitter, inactivity is based on logging in. So, to keep your Twitter account alive, you should be sure to log in once at least every six months.

“We encourage people to actively log in and use Twitter when they register an account. To keep your account active, be sure to log in at least every 6 months. Accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity.”

However, inactive accounts could also be defined as Twitter accounts logging in but not engaging anyway via liking, retweeting, replying, etc.

Twitter will do nothing for those ‘ghost accounts,’ which can also be defined as inactive accounts. So, it’s better to remove those inactive Twitter accounts to have a better start in 2022.

Why should we remove inactive Twitter accounts?

If you don’t know the user behind inactive accounts in person, those accounts could even be made by spammers or bots. So, it would be much better to clean them out.

  • Inactive accounts may never tweet again. There won’t come back tweeting, probably.
  • Such Inactive accounts may belong to Twitter users who do not interact with anyone. So, it is a high possibility that they will never engage your tweets. So, it is better to get rid of those inactive accounts.

Moreover, inactive accounts may ruin your follower/following ratio, which is essential for a successful Twitter account.

Suppose you pay regard that you should learn how to remove inactive Twitter accounts.

Removing inactive followers can be highly beneficial as you only connect with active Twitter followers.

How to find inactive Twitter followers in a few seconds?

Circleboom Twitter lets you list and clean up your followers and friend from top to bottom. With Circleboom’s Inactive & Overactives feature, you can find inactive and remove inactive Twitter followers quickly and safely.

Step #1: Log in to the Circleboom.

You can log in by authenticating your Twitter account within a few seconds.

Connect to Circleboom with your Twitter account.
Connect to Circleboom with your Twitter account.

Step #2: On the dashboard, click on the “Search” tab, and from the top-down menu, select “All My Followers”.

Circleboom Twitter will list all your followers to filter them and remove inactive ones.

Click on “Search” and then “All My Followers”.

Step #3: If you want to filter the search results and find only inactive accounts, you should click on the box with “Show Inactive Accounts” at the top menu.

You can filter fake, overactive, egghead, or verified Twitter followers. Also, you can use keywords to narrow down your results. You can create Twitter lists with these accounts or visit their Twitter profiles.

List Inactive Twitter followers

Step #4: Once they are listed, you can select some or all of them.

After that, you only need to click on the red “Remove Selected Followers” button.

Remove Inactive Twitter followers

If you are sure to remove these inactive followers, you should click on the “Remove Followers” buttons and finish the process.

Remove followers button

We’ve also prepared a hands-on video for those who may prefer to remove inactive Twitter accounts in 2022:

How to Remove Inactive Twitter Accounts on iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Thanks to Circleboom Twitter’s iOS app, you can find and remove inactive followers on iPhone and iPad.

Circleboom Twitter iOS App
Circleboom Twitter iOS App

You should log into Circleboom’s iOS app on your device as the first step.

Log into Circleboom app

Then, you can use the Search menu to list all your followers.

List all Twitter followers

Here you can use “Filter Options” to list only inactive Twitter followers.

Filter inactive Twitter followers
Filter inactive Twitter followers

As the last step, you can select some or all of them and remove inactive Twitter accounts.

Remove inactive Twitter followers
Remove inactive Twitter followers

Wrapping Up

Controlling your Twitter account can be very easy if you’re using the right service like Circleboom.

Moreover, cleaning up your Twitter account of inactive accounts and fake accounts will give you a better follow/following ratio and provide you with an accurate estimation of your Twitter connections.

Originally published at on December 16, 2020.



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