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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

@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"

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