Filters are the best way to sort out users from your Audience by applying a set of restrictions. This hides away unwanted users and lets you view only the most relevant profiles who comply with the conditions defined by you. They can be found on the left side of your Activity screen under Advance Filters in the Audience section of your Twitter profile. Filters can be based on Activity and Demographics. We'll talk about the Activity Filters here.
What Are Activity Filters?
Activity Filters help you segregate users according to their activity on social networks. You can view these filters under the Advance tab on the right side of the activity screen in the Audience section.
There are different types of activities based upon which you can apply Activity Filters:
- Follow Mode: It filters users who often Unfollow or Follow.
- Sort by: All the results can be sorted by criteria such as in Descending or Ascending order of - Follow Order, Total Tweets, Following, Followers, Followers/Following Ratio, Name, Account Age, Tweets per Day and Last Active time.
- Number of Followers: It gives the user list based upon the number of followers of a particular user. For example, you can set the option to list down only those users who have their followers count between the 5,000 - 7,000 range.
- Number of Following: It gives the user list based upon the number of profiles a particular user is following. For example, you can set the option to list down only those users who are following more than 2,000 people.
- Number of Lists: This refers to the number of Lists in which a user has been mentioned. For example, to sort and find influential users, you can select a higher number of lists as they are usually a part of a large number of lists.
- Age of Account: Account age refers to the time duration for which a user has been active on the social network. For example, you can filter user profiles who joined Twitter 3 months ago.
- Tweets per Day: This ratio defines the number of posts a user sends in a day. In general, profiles that are more active on Twitter are likely to have a higher Tweets per day ratio.
- Followers to Following Ratio: Usually the users with an equal ratio between their followers and following are likely to follow you back on Twitter. For example, a user profile with 1500 followers and 1750 following has a greater chance of following back the users who follow him.
- Last Tweeted: It helps you determine and filter out profiles according to the last time of Tweet of your followers.
Each filter option is in the form of a slider where you can adjust for both the upper and lower limits. For example, if you want to follow users who Tweet frequently but not too often, you can set the Tweets per Day option between 5-12.
The image below shows different options in the Activity Filters.
The best way to use filters is to save your Filter Presets so that you don't have to create them over and over each time.