Unfollow People Who Aren't Following You On Twitter

twitter-button-logoAre you following more people than you have followers? Maybe you follow someone, just because you expect that they will reciprocate, follow you back? If you sometimes use this Twitter technique, there are always people who do not follow you back and over time, that list gets bigger and bigger and you end up having more people that you follow than number of your Twitter followers.

After all that, it’s hard to search for those who are not following you back, sometimes it’s too much of them.

But now you can find out exactly who doesn’t follow you, and automatically unfollow all of them! In one single bulk action, one click – nice and easy!

You can do it with web service called TwitIn. – (SEE THE UPDATE BELOW)

Just click on the ‘Flush’ button and it will unfollow those who do not follow you back. You can also use it to follow back those who already follow you (‘reciprocate’ button), or to grow your network and follow more new people (‘grow’ button).

unfollow-flush-twitter-followersBut wait! That’s not all. There is one more excellent thing about TwitIn that can really help you.

It also tells you the list of people on Twitter that are most likely to follow you back if you start following them. I think those recommendations are based on stats of those Twitterers and because they were reciprocating follows before, so now they are known for that and recommended by TwitIn. That’s another great technique you can use to gain extra followers on Twitter. (see the image below)

twitter-list-followersSo what are you waiting for?

Visit TwitIn to improve your Twitter account and gain some followers.


TwitIn service became ‘premium’ recently, and they do not offer their services for free anymore. I’m really sorry about that, since they provided great value.

But here are couple of alternatives that will help you unfollow those not following you on Twitter. They might not be as great as TwitIn was but hey, they still do the work they’re supposed to do.

My first recommendation would be Twitter Karma.

You need to be cautious when using this, if your API limit is close to being maxed as it may “appear” as though it’s not working. Just try again in an hour if it’s not working as expected.

And here’s another one:

UPDATE 2: I’m really sorry, but it seems as Huitter (the site below) is also out of functionality… So your only option is to use Twitter Karma as suggested above.


After entering username and password they will automatically remove all the people who are not following you.

But be warned. When it starts its bulk unfollow. It doesn’t ask for confirmation, doesn’t let you choose people you want to follow regardless of whether they follow you, like CNN Breaking News, etc. So that means this will unfollow ALL of those who are not following you. With no exceptions at all.

One way to work around this annoying circumstance is to do their bulk unfollow and then again manually follow the accounts that you really need to follow, like CNN Breaking News, etc.

I guess this twitter tool should be called “the Unfollow machete”

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23 Responses
  • Katy Reply

    Pretty cool post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really liked reading your blog posts. Anyway
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

  • GenniCe Reply

    Hey Katy, I’m really glad you like the blog posts. Thanks for subscribing! :)

    And you can expect new posts daily!


  • Jon Winthorp Reply

    This sounds like an interesting tool. Since I am just getting started on Twitter I need all the help I can get. Thanks.

  • Tim Baran Reply

    Twitter’s value is about much more than follower/following ratio.

    • GenniCe Reply

      I agree! But the ratio adds up the value too… Especially if someone has many targeted followers – with same interests…

  • Raju Reply

    This surely looks interesting, especially “Grow” option. But flushing out everyone who doesn’t follow you is not so useful, especially since you follow someone like @Google, you can’t expect them to follow you back so soon

    • GenniCe Reply

      LoL, yeah, Google won’t follow you any soon… :)

  • Total German Shepherd Reply

    This was just the tip I needed. Thanks so much for the great post on this service – I will definitely try it out.

    • GenniCe Reply

      Enjoy! I’m glad this helped you… :)

  • David Leonhardt Reply

    Hoping to get followed back by someone is one reason to follow a person, but it is arguably one of the weaker reasons. In most cases, you should follow someone because you like what they say, because you can learn from them, because they post awesome links. I don’t pay too much attention to who follows me unless they really respond to my tweets. Then if I think I can learn from them or if I really want them to be able to DM me, I follow them back. Honestly, I already follow way to many people to keep proper track of them all.

  • Gourav sharma Reply

    Thanks for the updated information about Twitter karma :)
    Saved my time…

    • GenniCe Reply

      Glad I helped… Enjoy! :)

  • Jerry Okorie Reply

    Great tool..Just used it to sieve the shaft on my twitter page.

  • JErm Reply

    Ahh I came here a little late, and the service is closed already. Ok on to trying the other ones. Thanks for the leads my man!

  • Ben Nguyen Reply

    Thanks, Great Post.

  • MazBan Reply

    Using the “Flush” does it remove all celebs you are following too?

    • Dennis Reply

      Yes, it does. It doesn’t matter whether they’re celebrities or not. That’s one of the drawbacks of this tool…

  • Arif Reply

    thanks for your help
    now, i’ll unfollow who aren’t following me

  • tech tips Reply

    thanx now i can unfollow that asses

    • Dennis Reply

      Haha! Right on, buddy! :D

  • matt Reply

    thanks, this is exactly what i needed! i have too many people not following me back.

  • ryan Reply

    thank’z for the update twiter..

  • Serkan Yılmaz Reply

    I use http://followerfilter.com/ for Searching User- Tweet RT and Favorite listing and deletion – Unfollower finding an deletion. Even the site is new, it works well!

    Site also allows you to see any twitter user’s (included yours) unfollowers, followers and followings without login.

    Of course it’s free and unlimited!

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