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).