If you use the favorite function on Twitter to save the best tweets, you may have found you’ve overdone it to the point it’s useless. To go back and unfavorite tweets on Twitter takes a lot of time, but Unfavinator speeds up the process.
Once you connect Unfavinator to your Twitter account, you’ll see a list of all the tweets you’ve favorited. Go through and click the X next to each one to remove that favorite and clean up your feed.
Perhaps the most influential and public of these figures was former Google and YouTube Director of Product Management and current Homebrew partner Hunter Walk. Yesterday at 7:28pm PST, Walk tweeted the following ironic message:
Fav if you want Twitter to ship a “clear all my favs” button
Want to erase all the pesky things that you marked as favorites on Twitter but don’t want to have to open each and every tweet to do it? So did we.
Meet Unfavinator: the fastest way to delete all (or some) of yourfavoriteformerly favorite tweets.
It’s a good bet that Twitter will be less than pleased by the emergence of a tool(s) like this which, if adopted in bulk, would wreak havoc on the company’s valuable user-data. There’s a good chance that the company will quickly block the service and/or update its API Terms of Service to prevent such activity. So, if you’re looking to bulk unfavorite, best to do so soon.
There you have it. It seems we’re living in an ask and you shall receive world. Assuming, that is, you have the right network and enough social “juice,” which Walk apparently does.
Update: Shortly after publishing Walk sent the following series of tweets:
.@mcarney 🙂 my unfav all tool request not bec of any changes to how twitter displays favs but ability for user to restart how they employ
Michael Carney is a West Coast Editor at PandoDaily, covering venture capital, financial technologies, ecommerce, the future of television, and a variety of other subjects. He has spent his career exploring the world of early stage technology as an investor and entrepreneur, working in multiple countries within North and South America and Asia. He is an enthusiast of all things shiny and electronic and is inspired by those who build businesses and regularly tackle difficult problems. You can follow Michael on Twitter @mcarney.