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The need to unfollow inactive Twitter accounts and how to do it

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Twitter sees a lot of regular and irregular users wherein some users may tweet 10 times a day while others may not log in for months. Inactive Twitter accounts are accounts that have been created but not used by Twitter users for a good time like a few weeks to months or years. Inactive accounts could be also termed as accounts that may log in to lurk but do not engage in any Twitter activity like liking, retweeting, commenting, or tweeting. 

Should You Bother Unfollowing Inactive Twitter Accounts 

So, yes, there are inactive Twitter accounts that you might be following, but should you care to unfollow them? I have a few reasons why this would make sense: 

  • Inactive accounts may never tweet again. There’s a good probability that if an account has been inactive for long, it won’t come back to the tweet. 
  • Such accounts may belong to people who do not interact with other Twitter accounts. So, there’s a high chance that they will never interact with your Twitter account too. 
  • These could be bot accounts that have been created by some apps and never brought to use. 
  • They hamper your follower-following ratio on Twitter. For a lot of Twitter users, it matters. And, if you are one of those, getting rid of inactive Twitter accounts would be the best decision to lower the number of accounts you follow.

Unfollowing inactive accounts can be useful as you will only interact with active Twitter followers and keep your account clean of unnecessary accounts. Having learned the need to unfollow inactive accounts, let’s learn how to do so.

How To Unfollow Inactive Twitter Accounts

Using Circleboom’s unfollow inactive Twitter accounts feature, you can easily find the list of all the inactive accounts that you follow. 

To unfollow, follow the steps below: 

  • Login to the Circleboom dashboard by authenticating your Twitter account. On your Circleboom dashboard, click on “The Circle” tab to access the drop-down. From the drop-down select “Inactives.”
inactive Twitter accounts
  • Now, Circleboom will process all the inactive Twitter accounts that you follow and list them in front of you. You can simply click on the red Visit button next to every Twitter account to visit their Twitter account and remove them from your Twitter following list.
inactive Twitter accounts

By default, Circleboom lists all the Twitter accounts that haven’t sent out a tweet in 30 days as inactive accounts. However, if you want to unfollow inactive accounts that have been inactive for much longer, then

  • Sort all the inactive accounts by the “Last Tweet” column in descending order to get the list of most inactive accounts. You would come across Twitter accounts that have been inactive for years at the top and you could unfollow these first. 
inactive Twitter accounts

If you want to search for inactive accounts with special keywords or hashtags, you can do that too:

  • Use the search bar at the top to search for keywords, hashtags, location, language or usernames. The keyword search will search for your search query from all the inactive accounts and give you a result. 

Final Thoughts: 

Losing inactive accounts can be good riddance that you would not want to delay, especially if it’s so easy to do it. I hope the steps and methods above will help you clean your Twitter account. You can also use Circleboom to schedule your tweets, manage your followers, delete your tweets, and get your Twitter analytics. So, check out all the tool features here before you sign up for any plan.

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