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  Article updated: October 20, 2021

Add or remove someone from your Twitter list

Twitter lists let you group Twitter users together, such as by company, industry, or geographical location, to focus conversations you are monitoring. If you have an existing Twitter list and you have created a Twitter list stream, you can remove users from that list or add new users. Twitter users do not need to be following you to be added to your lists. See Add a Twitter stream.

Important: To add users to Twitter lists, you must already have existing Twitter list streams.

Some of these tasks can be completed in both the web version of Hootsuite and the Hootsuite mobile app. These tasks are indicated by Web and Mobile tabs.

Add someone to your Twitter list

Web Mobile

You can add a user to your Twitter list by selecting the user from one of your Twitter streams or by searching for a user in an existing Twitter stream.

Add someone using their user profile

  1. Go to Streams, and then open a stream that contains a post by the Twitter user you would like to add to an existing Twitter list.
  2. You can search for the user by selecting Filter by at the top of a Twitter stream.

  3. Select the user name or avatar to open the user's profile page.
  4. Select More , and then select Add To List.
  5. Select an existing Twitter list, and then select Save.
  6. At the top of your Twitter list stream, select to filter by Search or Followers:
    • To filter by search, enter a keyword.
    • To filter by follower count, move the slider to display the profiles that have at least that number of followers.

Add someone using your Twitter list stream preferences

  1. Go to Streams, and then go to your Twitter list stream.
  2. Select More options at the top of the search stream, and then select Preferences.
  3. Enter a Twitter user name (@ is not required), select Add, and then select Done.

Remove someone from your Twitter list

You can remove users from your Twitter list. When you remove someone from a Twitter list, the user is not removed from your Twitter account. If you want to stop seeing tweets from that person, you need to unfollow them.

  1. Go to Streams, and then go to your Twitter list stream.
  2. Select More options at the top of the search stream, and then select Preferences.
  3. Under Remove users, select Delete next to the user's name, select OK, and then select Done.

Watch How to Create Twitter Lists in Hootsuite and Best Practices for Twitter Lists to learn more about Twitter lists. Visit Hootsuite Academy to watch more videos, take courses, or earn industry-recognized certifications.