How to remove yourself from someone’s twitter list

Lists are often ignored by most people on Twitter. Twitter lists can be a great way to organize your contacts. More often than not, they are not used for that purpose.

Someone recently added me to a Twitter list which was not appropriate for my account. There was no way to remove me from the list since it was not created by me. Hence I googled about a way to remove myself from the list and on finding not many articles, I wrote this post.

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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 wherein it shows tabs named “subscribed to” and “Member 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 (if you wish to)

The steps mentioned are easy to follow. This will lead to you both unfollowing each other. Also, it is worth noting that this will remove you from all lists of the person’s account. So if there is some list from the person you want to stay on, and some you don’t, you might request the person to remove 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).

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58 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

      • When someone puts me on one of those crazy lists, I do want to block them. But I’m not thinking about the other lists I’ve been put on, where it’s not mean-spirited. I suppose someone might just want to get off of a list that’s not trashy,

    • Good question. I wasn’t sure if blocking and unblocking actually made a difference, so I blocked, unblocked and blocked again. I’ll just block them from now on.

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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…

  5. thanks for the post its very helpful since I got added to about 900 lists on twitter over the past few months and now thanks to this post i can final clean them out

    • Are you sure you blocked the right person? That did remove a lot of people from twitter lists as others have pointed out in comments here.

  6. I think Twitter should add an option to accept being added to these lists. It’s wrong to automatically include people without their permission.

    • I totally agree with you. Twitter lists should have an option to enable asking for permission before simply being added to them. It would make life much more simpler than having to find out how to leave a twitter list

  7. I just blocked a pos who added me to a very stupid list, waited a little bit, unblocked them and checked… it did not remove me, I am still in their idiotic list.

  8. how do you tell who created the list you are on?
    I went to the list and there are 48 including me and I never signed up for it
    They all but ignore me if I tweet something so what’s the point?
    There is no way I can unsub either when I look at the list as there is in DM

    • The other people in the twitter list might have just been added like you. Below the name of the list, there will be a line saying “Public list by” and the link to the account that created it. Click on that account, block, unblock (if you want to).

  9. Why does Twitter approve this crap by default anyway? I don’t want to spend my afternoons playing whack-a-mole just because I made a one-liner about abortion once.

    • It was a feature intended to be used for curation of related topics I guess, but twitter lists have rarely been used for that purpose I think.

      • Useful post, but a bit discouraging to see that I needed this info in 2019. Seems like this is just how Twitter works. I don’t care if someone out there keeps a list of the cuckiest cucks who ever cucked, but I don’t want to know about it.

        • True. But I don’t think there is anything we can do about it other than using workarounds. Too many people get burnt by Twitter lists but they don’t seem to care at all.

  10. Lists are the tools of deranged Leftists to try to intimidate those that they cannot win an argument using reason against. Truly deranged types.

    • I was placed in a list and there is no way to get off. There is no avatar.

      Cultist Trumptards
      Morons, Racists, and Fucking Traitors

      237 Members

        • If by traitor you mean voting to bring our soldiers home from Iraq, Syria, and Afganinam then I am guilty. Let me guess, you voted for the slaughter of more innocent men, women, and children? Neither of us got what we wanted.

    • Right – that’s why I’m here getting myself off an asinine list of “marxists” – now that I’m off the list, I can’t remember the full name, but it was offensive. I’m also on a list called “angry trannys” – clearly named to be obnoxious and offensive. Please watch with divisive generalizations. “Deranged leftists” sounds like one of the obnoxious list names. Don’t become just like the idiotic list makers.

    • Quite the opposite, it’s a common tool of the right wing element on twitter, of course I wouldn’t expect a right winger to be interested in the truth

    • Dopes on both sides of the political fence pestering people they disagree with. Just mute or block someone if you don’t want to hear what they have to say. Instead we’ve got adolescent BS. Good post, thanks.

    • Even I, a “deranged leftist,” got added to a deplorable list, and one of their MANY lists was “people asking to be removed from lists.” That list was huge. Any tool can use these tools, I’m afraid. I was suspicious of the listmaker (who would self-identify as deplorable? Madness), so I blocked them.

  11. i clicked this one list that listed me and it mentioned that the site can’t be reach and the twitter server ip address couldn’t be found. do you know why?

    i opened the other lists that i was listed on and remove myself, it’s working <3

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