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Unfollow everyone on twitter.com

Unfollow everyone on twitter.com

  1. Go to https://twitter.com/YOUR_USER_NAME/following
  2. Open the Developer Console. (COMMAND+ALT+I on Mac)
  3. Paste this into the Developer Console and run it
// Unfollow everyone on twitter.com, by Jamie Mason (https://twitter.com/fold_left)
// https://gist.github.com/JamieMason/7580315
//
// 1. Go to https://twitter.com/YOUR_USER_NAME/following
// 2. Open the Developer Console. (COMMAND+ALT+I on Mac)
// 3. Paste this into the Developer Console and run it
//
// Last Updated: 30 October 2023
(() => {
  const $followButtons = '[data-testid$="-unfollow"]';
  const $confirmButton = '[data-testid="confirmationSheetConfirm"]';

  const retry = {
    count: 0,
    limit: 3,
  };

  const scrollToTheBottom = () => window.scrollTo(0, document.body.scrollHeight);
  const retryLimitReached = () => retry.count === retry.limit;
  const addNewRetry = () => retry.count++;

  const sleep = ({ seconds }) =>
    new Promise((proceed) => {
      console.log(`WAITING FOR ${seconds} SECONDS...`);
      setTimeout(proceed, seconds * 1000);
    });

  const unfollowAll = async (followButtons) => {
    console.log(`UNFOLLOWING ${followButtons.length} USERS...`);
    await Promise.all(
      followButtons.map(async (followButton) => {
        followButton && followButton.click();
        await sleep({ seconds: 1 });
        const confirmButton = document.querySelector($confirmButton);
        confirmButton && confirmButton.click();
      })
    );
  };

  const nextBatch = async () => {
    scrollToTheBottom();
    await sleep({ seconds: 1 });

    const followButtons = Array.from(document.querySelectorAll($followButtons));
    const followButtonsWereFound = followButtons.length > 0;

    if (followButtonsWereFound) {
      await unfollowAll(followButtons);
      await sleep({ seconds: 2 });
      return nextBatch();
    } else {
      addNewRetry();
    }

    if (retryLimitReached()) {
      console.log(`NO ACCOUNTS FOUND, SO I THINK WE'RE DONE`);
      console.log(`RELOAD PAGE AND RE-RUN SCRIPT IF ANY WERE MISSED`);
    } else {
      await sleep({ seconds: 2 });
      return nextBatch();
    }
  };

  nextBatch();
})();

This script:

  • Is completely free and has been since 2013.
  • Doesn't try and get you to sign in or take your personal data.
  • Automates your web browser to make it click unfollow buttons, scroll down to reveal more, then do it again.
  • No tricks, all of the code is here so you can see exactly what it does.

If this script was useful and saved you time, maybe kick in for a Coffee to say thanks:

ko-fi

@umitcanakci
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still working, awesome. thanks.

@JamieMason
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can you write code for removing followers on Twitter in the same way
@faisal-ansarii

See comment on Jan 31 🤞

@rodcisal
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rodcisal commented Oct 1, 2022

still working thanks !

@hodunov
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hodunov commented Oct 7, 2022

nice one, thanks

@CacheMoneyPlaya
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works November 2022

@DealsBeam
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Works as of December 2022, it would be amazing if you could make one that would mass delete tweets and dislike liked tweets

@miguelgargallo
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Still working, amazing

@asdrubalivan
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It works here

@faderzz
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faderzz commented Jan 15, 2023

great

@saamhanza
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can anyone point me in the right direction of understanding how a script like this is put together?

@JamieMason
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in what respect @saamhanza? like what each line does?

@saamhanza
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in what respect @saamhanza? like what each line does?

Thank you for getting back to me

Yes, or a video you could point me to that gives some sort of a walkthrough showing how I could replicate this for another site for example.

@JamieMason
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JamieMason commented Jan 24, 2023

Yes, or a video you could point me to that gives some sort of a walkthrough showing how I could replicate this for another site for example.

@saamhanza here is a commented version of this script to help understand how it works. As far as replicating this process for other sites, a quick Google Search has come up with this Browser Automation With Javascript article which looks a good fit.

@saamhanza
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@saamhanza here is a commented version of this script to help understand how it works. As far as replicating this process for other sites, a quick Google Search has come up with this Browser Automation With Javascript article which looks a good fit.

Huge thank you for this Jamie!

@JamieMason
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you're welcome, good luck learning the Web

@gthomson31
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this is beautiful! did exactly as it says on the tin 👍

@sunderee
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Legend, thank you so much!

@Articul8Madn3ss
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Articul8Madn3ss commented Jun 28, 2023

Hey JaimeMason. Do you have a script that can unfollow everybody but Twitter Blue users? I want to keep all my Blue users but unfollow the rest. With API gone its a pain. Thanks.

@K1same17
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Hello. Is it possible to make such a script for bluesky?

@JamieMason
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Hello. Is it possible to make such a script for bluesky?

I've never used bluesky but I would expect someone could do this, these kinds of scripts can be written for most kinds of web pages.

@isinguard
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Ctrl+Alt+J in chrome to open the Developer Tools console, then paste the code (ctrl+V) on the “following” page of your twitter account, and hit enter.

@isinguard
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@isinguard thanks but I don't mean twitter.
I meant github followings.
Thanks

Script only for Twitter

@darraghoriordan
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slight change so it only unfollows people who don't follow you back: https://gist.github.com/darraghoriordan/1f8ddff7b12a68c259a1f71bf4000c51

@JamieMason
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Nice, @darraghoriordan 👍

@yemidavis
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Is there a way to get this not to unfollow private accounts?

@crimsoniv0j
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Thank you very much! I successfully unfollowed 1969 in my twitter/x account! I made a github acc just to thank you!

@JamieMason
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You're welcome @crimsoniv0j, glad it worked out.

@niklas44f1
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Still works! Thank you so much. Is there a code to follow massively on Twitter?

@JamieMason
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Great @niklas44f1. You could probably modify the script slightly so it works on someone's Following page for example, and clicks follow instead of unfollow or something. I'm not going to do it but it should be a fairly small job for someone.

@julienreszka
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still work thx

@GeekProgram007
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GeekProgram007 commented Nov 8, 2023

How to unfollow only unlocked (e.g. not private) accounts? The data id is data-testid="icon-lock"

@fortunefox
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Works. Thanks!

@bobby091983
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thank you very much , its working fine.

@imsaifulislam
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Thanks :) Its working FIne

@Mucenio
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Mucenio commented Jan 25, 2024

work

@Zeroexperiencelearner
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Still working, amazing!
Thank you!

@pkfrank
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pkfrank commented Feb 19, 2024

Thanks!

@Varunt016
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works thanks

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