How to Remove “Who to Follow” on Twitter

Twitter is such a social networking site that it can be called a skyscraper of social networking sites. However, it is famous for a different reason altogether. It was founded 15 years ago in 2006 and has constantly improved and added new and revolutionizing ideas to the social network industry. Today, it is available with a host of features and a primary interface that reflects Facebook.

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When Twitter was founded in 2006, earlier known as “twttr,” it was meant to operate as an SMS-based social network. Its function would have been to send SMS alerts to your contacts about recent happenings that you might have found worthy of sharing with your contacts. Although the method of operation is significantly different now, the principle is the same.

Twitter was initially meant to convey “inconsequential” and fleeting information, like that of a bird’s chirping that you can enjoy. This is what gave the name to this venerable social network.

When it was first released, Twitter enabled people to share ‘tweets’ containing a maximum of 140 characters. Over time, users for this social network rose exponentially. Several tweets being tweeted every day also proliferated at break-neck speed.

In this blog, you will learn how to remove the “Who to Follow” section on Twitter. You will also learn how to remove some of your followers without blocking them, and they will not find it out either. You will also learn about verified accounts and how you can get verified on Twitter. You will also learn about some lesser-known features of Twitter that are in the latest update. Let’s begin.

Can You Remove “Who to Follow” on Twitter?

Now, let’s come to the matter at hand. Every social network tries its best to connect people of similar interests, mutual friends, etc. To do this, social networks like Facebook or Instagram, and even Twitter have a “Who to Follow” section that you see on your timeline.

This section contains profiles of accounts that you may like to follow based on grounds such as having similar interests, mutual friends, accounts you follow, etc. 

Even though this feature allows you to discover more like-minded persons and befriend them possibly, it may become annoying and vain for some people. If you would like to turn off your ‘Who to Follow’ section on your Twitter timeline, you are at the right place to get the answer.

Yes, of course, you can. You can remove that irritating and pointless section from your Twitter in a few simple steps. How to do that is what you are here to find out, aren’t you? There are two simple methods to remove the Who to Follow section. Keep reading to learn how to do just that.

Just follow the steps given below, and you will be done with that obnoxious feature in no time.

How to Remove “Who to Follow” on Twitter

Method 1: Remove “Who to Follow” from Twitter Timeline

Step 1: Open Twitter on your device and log in using your credentials.

Step 2: When you see the “Who to Follow” section on your Twitter timeline, tap on the three vertical dots icon on the top-right corner.

Step 3: Once you do that, you will see a less often option on the bottom of the screen. Tap on that to remove the section from your timeline.

Note that you will only mitigate the frequency of seeing this section on the Twitter timeline by using this method. This method will not entirely remove it as you still may see it, although less often than before.

To altogether remove this “Who to Follow” section from your timeline, this other method will prove most fruitful.

Method 2: Remove “Who to Follow” from Notification Settings

Step 1: Open Twitter on your device and log in using your credentials.

Step 2: On the left side of the main screen, tap on the Hamburger menu.

Step 3: Now, tap on Settings and Privacy. This will open a list of options to choose from. Find and tap on Notifications. 

Step 4: On the following menu, select Email Notifications. It will be at the bottom of the menu.

Step 5: Now go to the bottom of the new menu that opens up. Here, tap on two options, nam0ely; Suggestions for recommended accounts and Suggestions based on your recent follows. This will uncheck the boxes next to these options.

It is done. Twitter will now no longer show to the “Who to Follow” section on your timeline at all. Using the second method will completely turn off all recommendations based on similar interests and similar accounts followed.

Can You Remove Followers on Twitter Without Blocking Them?

With the latest update on Twitter comes a new security feature that allows you to curate your follower’s list for a safe space to let your thoughts out in the form of brief tweets. Although it is still in the testing phase on the web version of Twitter, using this, you can remove someone who follows you without blocking them. 

When you remove someone as a follower, they will no longer see your tweets on their Twitter timeline. They will also not be notified that they have been removed as your follower. 

If you wish to use this feature to clean up your follower’s list, follow the steps given below:

Step 1:  Open Twitter on your device and log in to your account using your credentials.

Step 2: Go to your Profile. 

Step 3: Click on Followers to see a list of all accounts that follow you.

Step 4: Find the account you want to remove from your follower’s list. Click on the three dots icon next to follow/unfollow button right by their name.

Step 5: Click on Remove this Follower. The person will no longer be following you on Twitter.

Note that this is a test feature and is currently available only on the web version of Twitter and not on the mobile app.

This feature helps create a healthier environment for sharing tweets and letting out your thoughts without concern for unjust judgment and condescension. It also saves you from going to the length of blocking someone as they may reach you again if you deem it okay to allow so.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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