Since mid 2013, Twitter has not allowed any third party service to offer auto follow back through their API. This has caused a lot more work for anyone who is trying to manage their own followers on a quickly growing Twitter account, or somebody who is managing multiple accounts.
We often get questions from clients on how to automate Twitter follow backs. Although this is no longer possible, you can use the following services to simply the process of following back your new followers.
If you have fast thumbs, you can actually get up to speed with your follow backs pretty quickly on the Twitter native app. From the main page of your Twitter account in the app, click on FOLLOWERS, and then simply click on all the white buttons with a blue person silhouette beside a + sign.
Similarly to the Twitter native app, Crowdfire is a good solution for mobile users with fast thumbs. Once you connect your Twitter account, click the menu button on the top left of the screen, and select FANS. Once your fans are loaded, just click the green + symbol to follow back your new followers.
Tweepi's system doesn't work well on small mobile displays, but is an excellent way to quickly follow back new followers on a PC or Mac. Once you connect your Twitter account, click on the blue box displaying how many followers you are not following back. From that point, click on the blue follow button and after each click, your mouse cursor automatically moves to the next follow button. As fast as you can click, you can follow! See the video below for more detail.
Be careful not to overindulge in the follow back action however. Twitter does have limits in place to prevent abuse. If you limit your follow backs to ~200 a day, you should be fine.
If you want to grow your twitter followers to take advantage of these follow back suggestions, check out our TweetGROW tool that includes a free 30 day trial.
Posted on Sun, January 15, 2017
by Jonathan Kervin filed under