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Why You Should Avoid Bulk Follows and Bulk Unfollows on Twitter

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Some of our users ask about why we do not allow bulk follow and unfollow in Circleboom? Indeed,  this is beyond our will and literally related to Twitter’s rules and policies. Since 2013, Twitter has been announcing that it would no longer allow third parties to use Twitter’s API to do bulk follow or bulk unfollow Twitter accounts. Twitter does not permit any automated or bulk following or unfollowing behavior to protect their platform from spammy behavior.

The automation rules for the users is described in Twitter’s General guidelines and policies which clarifies all the questions:

You are ultimately responsible for the actions taken with your account, or by applications associated with your account. Before authorizing a third-party application to access or use your account, make sure you’ve thoroughly investigated the application and understand what it will do. If automated activity on your account violates the Twitter Rules or these automation rules, Twitter may take action on your account, including filtering your Tweets from search results or suspending your account.

What is the aggressive following and follow churn?

According to Twitter’s official definition, it is “Repeatedly following and unfollowing large numbers of other accounts.”

If you don’t follow or unfollow hundreds of accounts in a single day, and you aren’t using automated methods of following accounts, you should be fine. Due to regulations mentioned above, bulk follows, and bulk unfollows prohibited in all Twitter ecosystem whether you use Twitter’s own applications or a third party app like Circleboom.

You can use all features and tools of Circleboom with confidence. Because all features and tools of Circleboom are developed and acting to be in compliance with Twitter rules. We always strive to protect our users’ accounts from being suspended and warn them for aggressive-following behavior.

That’s why when you open your “friends list” or “followers list” in Circleboom, you need to click each “visit”  button individually.

When you search the internet, you may come upon with some applications which provide a bulk follow or bulk unfollow features regardless of Twitter’s rules & policies. Please note that Twitter monitors all accounts for aggressive or automated following and follow churn and takes actions against both users and applications who try to abuse the system and usually bans them. That’s why we strongly advise not to use that kind of unauthorized applications or tools.

At Circleboom, we listen to our users very carefully and care about their concerns. We use our own product with our personal accounts as well as our brand accounts on a daily basis. That’s why we put our service quality and user experience on top of our priority list. We’re committed to our product, and every day we’re working all to make it even greater!

Happy Circlebooming 🙂

Kevin O. Frank

Co-founder and Product Owner @circleboom #DataAnalysis #onlinejournalism #DigitalDiplomacy #CrisesCommunication #newmedia

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