Need to mass unfollow people on Twitter? I found a relatively easy hack, expanding on one suggested by Sumit Jha on Quora.
Sumit's instructions will unfollow EVERYONE
you follow, which is great if that's what you want to do. With a small tweak to his technique, I was able to unfollow nearly 500 accounts that were added by a spambot in about a minute, while keeping all the accounts I had legitimately followed.
This does require going under the hood a bit, so it will be easier if you have at least a basic knowledge of web coding.
1. Go to the Twitter Following page (https://twitter.com/following
) and scroll all the way down to the bottom, to ensure it's loaded everyone.
2. Right-click a user you want to keep and pick "inspect element" from the menu to open the developer tools. (I believe this should work in pretty much every desktop browser.)
3. You should see a list of elements that look like <div class="grid-cell ...">
(you might have to scroll up or down a little in the developer tools to find them). There will be a bunch of other classes too, but the important thing is each grid-cell is one user card. As you scrub your mouse over the list, you should be able to see cards highlighting on your screen. Click each grid-cell for someone you don't
want to unfollow, and hit the delete key to delete it. If you did this properly, the card will disappear from your screen. If the card doesn't disappear, something didn't work.
unfollow button on the page:
If you're following a lot of people, this may take a bit. A dialog may pop up warning that a "script has become unresponsive"; this is to be expected. Click Continue and wait it out. Within a minute or so, you should have successfully unfollowed everyone – except the cards you deleted. #lifehack #twitterhack #twittermassunfollow #twitterhackrecovery