How to get rid (discreetly) of a follower on Twitter?

In recent years, Twitter has been cleaning up, ensuring that its platform hosts healthier conversations. And to achieve this, it regularly launches new features.

In September, the social network began testing a new button that allows the user to “remove a follower”. The goal: to get rid of a troublesome follower, without blocking it (a too radical and less discreet solution).

As the company explains, it wants it to be easier for users to sort through their subscriber lists. And the good news is that after the testing phase, Twitter is now rolling out this new feature to all users.

How to delete a follower on Twitter?

  • On the web version for computers of the social network, go to your profile.
  • Click on “subscribers”, under your bio.
  • When you have identified the follower you want to remove, click on the “…” button next to “Follow” or “Subscriber”.
  • Then you just have to click on “Remove this subscriber”.
  • Twitter will ask you to confirm by displaying the following message: ” The account [l’identifiant de l’abonné] will be removed from your followers and the person will not be notified by Twitter. She will not be able to follow you again in the future. “
  • All you have to do is click on the delete button to confirm.

What is the difference between deleting subscribers and blocking? If you block someone on Twitter, that person won’t be able to follow you or see your tweets, and you won’t see their tweets either.

Other features in development to make conversations healthier

Note that among the other features under development by Twitter, in order to make conversations healthier on the platform, there is a warning that may appear when the user is about to participate in a conversation that can be tense. The message displayed may vary, but the platform may for example remind the user to communicate with respect.

At the moment, it is not clear exactly how this will work. But Twitter may or may not display these messages depending on the topic of the conversation, and the relationship between the author of a tweet and the people who respond to it.


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