Block & Remove Fake Twitter Egg Followers
by Clayton Lambert
I recently ran in to a problem with my Twitter; a friend of mine decided it would be a good idea to blow up my phone with Twitter alerts by botting 500+ twitter accounts to follow my Twitter. The accounts he used were obviously fake, none of them had any tweets, AVIs or profile pictures. Most of them were egg followers.
These default egg profile pictures are a common sign of either fake accounts or new twitter users. Even though they were boosting my overall follower count, it’s not a good look to have a lot of these accounts following you. Removing these fake Twitter egg followers by hand would take up to 2 – 3 hours, and I simply do not have the patience for that. So I began writing a script to do this all for me so I don’t have waste my time, and hopefully save others time who were in a similar situation as me.
Removing The Egg Followers
Disclaimer: The script is not perfect, there are false positives. It will target and block any and all followers who have an egg profile picture! Use at your own discretion.
Begin by navigating to your followers page in Google Chrome. https://twitter.com/followers
On your followers page, begin by revealing all of the egg followers you wish to block by scrolling down or holding down your “Page Down” key.
Now that all of your egg followers are loaded into the page, Right Click -> Inspect Element and a new windows will spawn in. Find and select the “Console” tab.
Copy the unfollow script from this link. Paste the script into your console.
At this point you need to be sure you want to get rid of these followers. There is no undo button. Once you remove the egg followers you can’t get them back. If you want them gone, press Enter in the console and a quick dialog will appear with some of my contact info and some information about the script. Click “Ok” and the script will begin removing the egg followers.
Once the script has finished you will be alerted one last time with some information about how many followers were successfully removed. After a short wait, you should be able to reload your page and see your updated follower count without all the fake egg followers.
Hope you guys find this script useful. If you have any questions about the script or have any problems with it be sure to leave a comment here or tweet @ClaytonnLambert and I’ll help you out.