How To Delete All Retweets in Twitter

Twitter’s Retweet feature is similar to other social media platform’s share feature. You can Retweet other users’ comments or Tweets, and they can do the same to anything you post on the platform.

Retweets are one of the things that fuel Twitter and any given user’s Twitter account. It’s quite easy to come across somebody else’s tweets that you like at least as much as your own. Who can resist a retweet when that happens? If you’ve been retweeting a lot to the point of overshadowing your tweets, purging your retweets can be a great idea. Unfortunately, there’s no mass deletion on Twitter. You can’t unfollow, unlike, or delete anything in bulk.

Does this mean you’ll have to spend a ton of time deleting your retweets manually? Luckily, no. There are a couple of solutions at your disposal if you want to mass-delete your retweets. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Using Third-Party Software

Whenever a platform doesn’t offer a much-needed native option, chances are some developers would have found a way around it. As a platform that lacks certain features that users would love to see, Twitter is no exception.

There are a ton of apps and programs that you can use to get rid of all unwanted retweets at once. Each of them offers its own set of features, so you should do some research before finding the best one. These services put you in control of your Twitter account when the platform’s developers fail to do so.

One good example is Tweet Deleter, a trendy choice that hundreds of thousands of Twitter users have tried.

While it may seem like a difficult task, TweetDeleter actually makes it easy to delete all of your Retweets. Here’s How:

  1. Visit the TweetDeleter website and click Sign In.
  2. If you’re already signed into Twitter on your browser, you can click Authorize. If you aren’t signed in, do so on this page.
  3. Upon signing in, you’ll see your Twitter Dashboard. In the menu bar, click on Tweet Type. Then, filter for Retweets.
  4. Click the empty checkbox at the top of the list. It will turn blue with a white check.
  5. Click Select all (items).
  6. Click Delete at the bottom of the screen.

Now, your Retweets will disappear. Keep in mind if you’re using the free version of Tweet Deleter, you can only delete five Retweets per day, and you can’t filter by retweets. If you are using the free version, you will need to select all of your Tweets or delete all of your Tweets.

Tweet Deleter lets you quickly browse through your tweets, including retweets, and select and delete many of them at once, and you can even set up automatic deletion. It removes the tweets for good, so they’ll no longer be visible to anyone. The free version limits the number of deletable tweets per day, while the premium option gives you 3,000 deletes, and the unlimited gives you infinity.

If you want even more control over your account, Tweet Attacks Pro is another great option. There’s pretty much nothing that you can’t do with the application, so it can undoubtedly handle deleting all your retweets. All functions of Tweet Attacks Pro are in 100% compliance with the Twitter API, ensuring you don’t get banned.

Tweet Attacks Pro retweet deleter does not provide a free option, but you can still try it for $7 for three days. Even though the application is not open to try in any way, it provides tons of handy Twitter functions and control.

Furthermore, many other apps let you delete all your retweets at once, and you bet they offer a variety of handy features as well.

Here’s a word of caution. When looking for the perfect software, do your homework and make sure that it’s legit. There are also scam programs out there that target your data.

With the right software, deleting your retweets should be a piece of cake. It usually doesn’t take more than a few taps or clicks to get rid of all the tweets and retweets that you no longer want to see.

You can also remove mentions from Twitter if you suffer from spam mentions or prefer to erase a particular mention for any reason.

Using a Script to Delete Twitter Retweets

If coding is something you find enjoyable, this can be a perfect way of getting rid of all unwanted retweets. Even if it’s not, it’s much easier than you might think.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Open Chrome. (Or download and install Chrome first).
  2. Log into your Twitter account and navigate to your tweets.
  3. Open the debug console by pressing F12 on your keyboard.
  4. Go to the Console tab, and paste the following script:

setInterval(
function() {
t = $( '.js-actionDelete button' ); // get delete buttons
for ( i = 0; true; i++ ) { // count removed
if ( i >= t.length ) { // if removed all currently available
window.scrollTo( 0, $( document ).height() ); // scroll to bottom of page - loads more
return
}
$( t[i] ).trigger( 'click' ); // click and remove button from dom
$( 'button.delete-action' ).trigger( 'click' ); // click and remove button from dom
}
}, 2000
)

Depending on the number of tweets and retweets, this will take a varying amount of time. You might also have to refresh the page and repeat this process several times before the whole list gets cleared.

Scripts are a great way of going around Twitter’s limitations, and others can help you manipulate followers, likes, and pretty much everything else in bulk. You can find all of them online, so feel free to give them a shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions, keep reading.

Can I recover a deleted Tweet?

There are a few ways you can recover your deleted Tweets. Some websites and third-party services claim to recover deleted Tweets but it should be mentioned that some of these options are scams.

Twitter has an archive option meaning you can use to recover deleted Tweets. Following these steps: More>Settings & Privacy> Download an archive of your data you can download a zip file containing Tweets you’ve deleted. Unfortunately, this process does take about 24 hours to recover the deleted Tweets.

If you use Tweet Deleter (as shown above) there is an option to save Tweets there as well.

How do I delete Tweets on Twitter?

You can delete your Tweets on the Twitter website by following these steps:

1. Click Profile on the left-hand side and scroll to the Tweet you’d like to delete. Then, click on the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner.

2. Click Delete in the dropdown menu.

As mentioned above, there is no mass-delete option on Twitter. If you prefer this method you will have to repeat these steps for each Tweet you want to get rid of.

The Final Word

Until Twitter decides to enrich its platform with features such as bulk retweet removal, the choices here are your main options. From Twitter’s point of view, this would NOT make the platform richer at all. It would become a lot “weaker” if too many users mass delete stuff.

For that, most people will likely go with a third-party app, mainly because of the convenience and ease of use. Besides, most Twitter retweet deleter apps are free.

If you decide to go with a script, the above steps should be enough for everyone. You can always tweak the scripts to match your needs as well. Scripting is also the safer way to delete retweets since you don’t log into your Twitter account for another app to access. The app may not have bad intentions, but a hacker behind the scenes certainly can.

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