Approving or denying follower requests

To approve or deny a follower request on the web:

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Click on Followers.
  4. Then click pending follower requests to view the people who have requested to follow you.
  5. Click Accept or Decline.
Note: Accounts with public Tweets will never be asked to approve a follower request.

To approve or deny a follower request in the Twitter app:

Twitter for Android:

  1. Under the Me tab, scroll towards the middle to find Follower Requests.
  2. On the next screen you have the option to approve or deny individual requests or to accept all pending requests.

Twitter for iOS:

  1. Navigate to the Me tab. If you have any follower requests, you’ll see a banner under your Following and Follower counts that says Follower requests. Tap the banner.
  2. You’ll see a list of all follower requests.
  3. Tap the checkmark to approve the request, or tap the X to deny it.


Note: Approving follow requests can also be done on

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

  • You may have public Tweets. Protect your Tweets in order to control who follows you. You can do this by adjusting your Security and privacy settings.
  • Users 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 users 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 homepage.
  • 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 user decided to cancel the request after sending it.

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