I know the rules state that bulk or automated (un)following is not allowed. I would like to ask for clarification on a specific implementation idea. If a user has, say, 100 users that follow them that they don’t follow them back and they want to follow all of them back, currently you can click each one of them individually and follow them (many apps provide this feature).
However, I believe it’s against the rules to have a button for “Follow back all” or any way to select all, multi-select, etc. I understand the reason for this is to prevent spam, abuse, aggressive follower churn, etc.
That said, if we have a system where, when users follow other users from our app, those (un)follows get put into a queue which gets dripped to Twitter over time, say 1 request per minute, would this still be considered automated or bulk following? In other words, is it the velocity of the (un)follow requests to Twitter that make it considered bulk/automated or the fact that the users would not be clicking on each user individually?
(Note that we do NOT have this feature on our site, but I was asked by a user for the possibility of it and just wanted to get a definitive answer.)