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How to remove yourself from someone’s twitter list

Lists are often ignored by most people on twitter. But a twitter list can be a great way to organize your contacts. But recently someone added me to a twitter list which was not appropriate for my account. But there was no way to remove myself from the list since it was not created by me. Hence I googled about a way to remove myself from the list and found an article that allowed me to do so.

To know which lists you are subscribed to, you can simply go to your profile on the web, and click lists in the menu that shows on clicking your profile picture towards the right of your top bar. A page shows up where in it shows tabs of subscribed to and part of.

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The steps to remove yourself from another person’s twitter list are pretty simple:

  • Go to the list you have been added to.
  • Visit the profile of the person who created the list.
  • Block them for a few seconds.
  • Unblock them.

The steps mentioned are easy to follow. And the article also mentions that this will lead to you both unfollowing each other, but it fails to mention that this will remove you from all lists of the person’s account. Though this is common sense, but it is worth mentioning since some people might not think about it. So if there is some list you want to stay on, and some you don’t want to, you might request the person of removing you instead of blocking them.

Another thing worth noting is that if the person deleted their account after creating the list, you need to contact Twitter for assistance on the matter or wait for 90 days for the list to be removed (provided the person does not re login in between).

  • Barbara Berman

    How do i go to the profile? The only thing that happens when I tap the notice is going to the list there’s nothing there to tap to find the creator, I can’t find the profile through the search feature, too many carry the same name. No @ ID on it to use.

    • Saransh Kataria

      Just taking a random example of a list I am a part of, https://twitter.com/cloudboostio/lists/javascript-devs. The top left says “A public list by CloudBoost.io” where cloudboost.io is a URL to the creator’s profile

      • Christopher A. Atkins

        you didnt answer her question.

        • Saransh Kataria

          What part did I miss?

          • Codename36

            The part where you are supposed to read what they say.

  • Michael Brussow

    WHY would you bother unblocking some fool that puts you on trashy lists? Once you block them the list mention on your profile goes away!

    • Saransh Kataria

      Varies from one person to another. Though usually one wouldn’t want to unblock them but you always have the option.

  • Codename36

    Someone added me to a dumb list and their account is missing. Problem is… this was over 1 year ago, I’m pretty sure 90 days have passed.

    • Saransh Kataria

      Either the person logs in between, or has blocked you or some other thing. I am not a twitter employee. Maybe support can help you with this.

  • SweetRosie

    When you navigate to the list you’ve been added to & wish to get off of, how do you find the person who created the list?
    Have tried everything & cant find creator of lists I dont want to be on…