“Free followers” apps
Some apps claim they will give you more followers. Using these apps can be harmful and often cause accounts to break the X Rules.
Here are some additional risks involved with using these types of apps:
- Your account may become compromised.
- Your account may automatically post messages containing spammy URLs, be forced to randomly and aggressively follow other accounts and Repost and like other posts.
- Your account may gain followers which are fake or compromised.
- Your account may be forced to authenticate additional apps.
- Your account may accrue large numbers of blocks and become suspended.
If you think you might be using a “free followers” app, review your apps and revoke its access to your account as soon as possible. You can also learn how to revoke an app's access to your account.