How to approve or deny follower requests

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To approve or deny a follower request

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap Follower requests.
  3. You’ll see a list of all follower requests.
  4. Tap the checkmark to approve the request, or tap the X to deny it.

To approve or deny a follower request

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. Tap Follower requests.
  3. You’ll see a list of all follower requests.
  4. Tap the checkmark to approve the request, or tap the X to deny it.

To approve or deny a follower request

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Click on Followers.
  3. Then click Pending follower requests to view the people who have requested to follow you.
  4. Click Accept or Decline.

Note: Accounts with public Tweets will never be asked to approve a follower request. Approving follow requests can also be done on mobile.twitter.com.

If you don't see a follower request notification on your profile

  • You may have public Tweets. Protect your Tweets in order to control who follows you. You can do this by adjusting your Privacy and safety settings.
  • People with public Tweets do not have the option to approve followers. If you previously had protected Tweets, any pending follower requests will not be accepted automatically. Those people will need to follow you again.
  • You may not have any follower requests. When there are zero requests, the notification message disappears completely from your profile.
  • If you received an email notifying you of a new follower pending approval, but do not see that request in your pending requests, it's likely that the person decided to cancel the request after sending it.

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