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How to find and remove inactive Twitter accounts in 2024!

. 5 min read
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If you don't want to lose time using the guide below, you can immediately remove your Twitter followers with Circleboom! ⬇️

There are lots of inactive users on Twitter. Inactive Twitter accounts are created but not used by their users for weeks, months, and even years. So, why don’t you spot and remove inactive Twitter accounts?

Inactive Twitter accounts do not engage with you on Twitter. They are just in your follower or friends list, and they will never be interacting with your Twitter account probably.

( They are better than the overactive ones, believe me! 😫If you have those followers tweeting constantly, I recommend you to remove them as well)

According to the Inactive account policy of Twitter, inactivity is based on logging in. So, to keep your Twitter account alive, you should be sure to log in once at least every six months.

"We encourage people to actively log in and use Twitter when they register an account. To keep your account active, be sure to log in at least every 6 months. Accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity."

However, inactive accounts could also be defined as Twitter accounts logging in but not engaging in any way via liking, retweeting, replying, etc.

Does Twitter delete inactive accounts?

Twitter has had policies in place to deal with inactive accounts, intending to clear up usernames and reduce the number of dormant accounts on the platform. According to their policy, Twitter may deactivate accounts that have not been logged into for a certain period, typically around six months. However, the enforcement of this policy can be inconsistent, and there have been periods where Twitter announced plans to start deleting inactive accounts but then delayed or revised those plans based on feedback from the community, particularly concerning accounts of deceased users.

Therefore, it is clear that you shouldn't wait for immediate action from Twitter for those ‘ghost accounts,’ which can also be defined as inactive accounts. So, it’s better to remove those inactive Twitter accounts to have a better start in 2024.


Do Twitter accounts expire?

Twitter accounts themselves do not automatically expire in the sense of reaching a certain age and then being deactivated. However, Twitter has historically maintained policies regarding the deactivation of inactive accounts. These policies are aimed at encouraging active use of the platform and freeing up usernames that have been held by inactive accounts for a long period.

Typically, Twitter's policy has targeted accounts that haven't shown any sign of activity, like logging in, for several months. (That's why we hate them!)  The specific period mentioned in past statements from Twitter has been around six months of inactivity. However, the implementation of these policies can vary, and there have been instances where Twitter announced plans to enforce such policies more rigorously but then paused or adjusted those plans based on user feedback or technical challenges.


Why should we remove inactive Twitter accounts?

If you don't know the user behind inactive accounts in person, those accounts could even be made by spammers or bots. So, it would be much better to clean them out.

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  • Inactive accounts may never tweet again. They won't come back tweeting, probably.
  • Such Inactive accounts may belong to Twitter users who do not interact with anyone. So, it is a high possibility that they will never engage your tweets. So, it is better to get rid of those inactive accounts.

Moreover, inactive accounts may ruin your follower/following ratio, which is essential for a successful Twitter account.

Suppose you pay regard that you should learn how to remove inactive Twitter accounts.

Removing inactive followers can be highly beneficial as you only connect with active Twitter followers.

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How do you find inactive Twitter followers in a few seconds?

Circleboom Twitter lets you list and clean up your followers and friends from top to bottom. With Circleboom’s advanced filters, you can find inactive, spam, and bot accounts easily and quickly. Then, visit their profiles and unfollow them!

Step #1: Go to Circleboom Twitter and log in.

If you don't have a Circleboom account yet, get one in seconds!

Step #2: After logging in, authorize and link your Twitter account to the Circleboom dashboard.

Circleboom Twitter will complete the process in a matter of seconds, nothing more!

Step #3: On the left menu, you can find the "Followers" tab and then "All My Followers".

You can check your followers and learn how many of them are verified, fake, or inactive. There are many filters that you can apply to your follower list. You can also proceed directly with inactive followers by clicking that button on the same menu.

All My Followers - Inactive Followers

Get more details about your Twitter followers with sophisticated filters.

Advanced filters of Circleboom

Circleboom will list all inactive followers you have!

List of inactive Twitter followers

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Note: Circleboom lists all inactive Twitter accounts by analyzing them. Meanwhile, every search result that we view on the grid clearly shows the result profile image, name, and place, as well as a comprehensive profile link to help our users verify it based on their profile. 

How to find and remove inactive Twitter accounts on iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Thanks to Circleboom Twitter's iOS app, you can find and remove inactive followers on iPhone and iPad.

Circleboom Twitter iOS App

You should log into Circleboom's iOS app on your device as the first step.

Log into Circleboom app

Then, you can use the Search menu to list all your followers.

List all Twitter followers

Here you can use "Filter Options" to list only inactive Twitter followers. Now you can visit their Twitter profiles and unfollow them if you wish.

Wrapping Up

Controlling your Twitter account can be very easy if you're using the right service like Circleboom.

Moreover, cleaning up your Twitter account of inactive accounts and fake accounts will give you a better follow/following ratio and provide you with an accurate estimation of your Twitter connections.


Kevin O. Frank

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

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