Delete Twitter follower (block or remove)

Question: There are some spammers following me in Twitter. How do I delete those from my twitter followers list?

Answer: These followers can’t do any harm to you. But, if you insist on removing from being a follower. Here are two tricks (I will tell the difference between the two at the end of the post):

Method 1 – Blocking

  1. Log in Twitter. Go to your list of followers.
  2. Select the follower you want to remove.
  3. Click on the Gear icon on their profile (see image) and click "Block **** " to block the user.


Blocking is a drastic move and the person blocked might know about you blocking him/her. A safe method is to remove the person from the follower list quietly.

Method 2  – Removing (If you think, BLOCK function is a bit harsh)

  1. Go to the "Settings" page and set your updates to private ("Protect my tweets" in screenshot below). Twitter will ask password. Yes, you will undo this step later.
  2. Return to your followers list. Click on Gear icon to show ‘delete’ option.
  3. Repeat step 1 to unprotect your tweets.




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6 thoughts on “Delete Twitter follower (block or remove)

  1. Why is porn on twitter….please get this awful stuff off twitter…America is entirely fed up with this stuff…any company that will not block it will go the way of the dinosaurs.

  2. How do I block the user who already blocked me in Twitter. Am not able to mute or block such users. How do I report this a spam.???

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