How to Do Some Much-Needed Spring Cleaning On Social Media

Hello, Spring! It’s that time of year again where we clean out our closets, cupboards, and under our bed. Spring is also a great time to clean out our social media. While we are at home right now, why not set aside some time to clean up our social media profiles?


Unfriend or Unfollow

Is your newsfeed cluttered with information from people you don’t have close connections to or in whom you have no general interest? It’s time to clean up that “Friends” list. Navigate to your “Friends” tab and simply select the friends you want to delete. If you don’t want to unfriend them, but don’t want to see their posts anymore, navigate to their profile page, select “Following” and change it to “Unfollow.” Or, for a more temporary fix, you can “Snooze” them for 30 days.

Get Rid of Old Apps

Facebook quizzes can be a lot of fun. You’ve seen your friend find out what celebrities they look like or what 2020 has in store for them, and so you click on the link to find out who you look like and what type of year you should expect. Yes, this can be amusing, but at what price? We can never be completely sure how these various apps use our private information and how much access they have to us. It’s easy to see which apps have access to your data. Cleaning out apps is most easily done on a computer by following these simple steps:

  1. On Facebook, click the arrow on the top-right of the screen.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Find the Apps button on the left side of the screen and click that.
  4. Click the “Show All” button about halfway down.
  5. Hover over each app and click the “x” to delete.


Get Rid of the Clutter

A cluttered page distracts from your personal brand. Review old posts, making sure to delete any that are not significant to the image you are trying to convey to the world. Thumbnails of your posts show up when Instagram subscribers land on your page, making it important that your collections make the impression you are shooting for.

Hashtag Review

Using hashtags on Instagram has several benefits, such as drawing attention to posts and accounts, organizing, and promoting. Review hashtags that you have used in posts to be certain they are still the hashtags you want to be affiliated with. You can go back to older posts and edit them to include more relevant hashtags.


Protect Your Tweet

Do you want everyone reading your Tweets? By default, all Tweets are public. However, you can select the “Protect my Tweets” option to make your Tweets private, so they will be seen only by the followers you have accepted.

Unfollow Inactive Accounts

Remember when you first started Twitter and you followed every profile you thought was at all interesting? Although you can go through each account and unfollow them, it’s much easier to use an app like UnTweeps. UnTweeps scans the accounts you follow, supplies a list of all inactive ones, and voila! They are gone.


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