How To Delete All Your Tweets by Date
Is your Twitter cluttered by years of carefree thought-sharing? Sometimes, it’s fun to look at old Tweets, but other times, it’s probably better to destroy all evidence of an embarrassing past. But how can you even find that poorly-worded reply you sent someone last Thanksgiving?
Twitter doesn’t exactly make it easy to browse our own archives. Scrolling back on your profile to remove individual tweets from a specific date doesn’t sound realistic when you’ve got thousands of entries to dig through. Deleting your tweets by date range is a much more productive solution – here’s how to get it done.
Are you looking for tweets from a particular day or month? Twitter’s advanced search feature can help you locate these entries. Once you’ve filtered the desired content, you can delete the tweets one by one.
Twitter still doesn’t offer bulk deletion, but as long as we’re not talking about a massive number of tweets, it won’t take too long to remove them this way. Follow these steps:
- Go to Twitter and log into your account.
- Find the search bar in the top right corner of the screen.
- Enter the appropriate search filters:
- Ensure only tweets made by you will appear using a username filter that follows this pattern:
- Click the three dots in a tweet’s upper right corner.
- Select “Delete” to remove the tweet.
- Confirm the deletion in the popup window.
- Rinse and repeat for all the tweets the search returned.
You can also access these advanced search features directly once you’re already on a search page.
- Click the three-dot menu located next to the search bar.
- Select “Advanced search.”
- Enter your handle in the appropriate field under “Accounts.”
- Define the period under “Dates.”
- Add more filters if you wish and hit “Search.”
This is a quick and easy solution if you only want to remove a couple of tweets. If you’re going to erase entire months or years of history, you might want to employ a Twitter management tool for the task.
Use a Twitter Management Tool
Third-party tools can help you get the most out of Twitter. They not only provide insight into metrics Twitter doesn’t tell you, but they can also be helpful when you need to manage your content in a precise way.
For instance, you can use a tool like Circleboom to filter and delete unwanted Tweets, Retweets, and Replies, regardless of how old they are. Here’s how it works:
- Visit Circleboom’s website and press “Get Started.”
- Select “Twitter Management” from the drop-down menu.
- Sign up for a Circleboom account and connect your Twitter to the app.
There are two ways to delete tweets by date on Circleboom:
- Delete recent tweets – A quick solution to delete tweets from a specific date that doesn’t require your Twitter archive to complete the task. However, this tool can only access your last 3,200 tweets.
- Delete your history – A comprehensive solution that can delete a large amount of data from a specific period at once. However, you first need to download your Twitter Archive for this method.
We’ll go through both methods below.
Delete Tweets by a Date
Find the tweets you posted on a particular day and remove them with a few clicks. Here’s the process to get started:
- Once you’ve logged into your Circleboom account.
- Find the “Delete Last Tweets” option on your dashboard. Click the “Delete Your Old Tweets” button underneath.
- The website will load your tweets in a few seconds.
- Find the search bar on the right side of the screen.
- Enter the date from which you want to delete tweets. The format should be as follows: DD/MM/YYYY.
- Press “Enter,” and the app will filter your tweets.
- Check the boxes next to the tweets you want to delete and click the “Delete selected” button. Alternatively, you can delete all the tweets by clicking “Delete all Tweets.”
- Confirm your choice and say goodbye to your tweets.
Repeat these steps for each day you want to clear, and you’re done.
Delete Tweets From a Time Range
Do you want to remove all your tweets between two specific dates? Circleboom has another feature that has got you covered. Using the Twitter Archive Eraser, you can filter and delete entries from your entire archive, no matter its size.
First, you’ll need to obtain your Twitter archive files:
- Open Twitter and click the “More” menu.
- Click “Settings and support,” then “Settings and privacy.”
- In the “Your account” tab, select “Download an archive of your data.”
- Request your archive and sit back until an email alerts you that your download is ready.
Once you’ve downloaded your archive, go to Circleboom and follow the steps below:
- On your Circleboom dashboard, find the “Delete Tweet History” option.
- Click “Delete Your Old Tweets.”
- Hit “Start here.”
- Find and upload the “tweet.js” file you downloaded earlier.
- Expand the filter section to access the date filters.
- Under “Filter by Date,” enter the starting and end date between which you want to delete your Tweets, Retweets, and Replies.
- Scroll down and click “Delete My Archive.”
- Confirm your decision in the popup alert, and Circleboom will remove the desired tweets.
Note that the deletion will also include tweets sent on the starting and end dates you entered.
Search and Destroy
We might not be able to erase the past, but we can undoubtedly erase our embarrassing tweets about it. Find your tweets from a particular day or period using the methods described above and delete unwanted content that doesn’t reflect your brand or personality anymore. Tools like Circleboom make the process quick and smooth, so forget about endless scrolling and rummaging through thousands of entries.
Did you manage to find the tweets you needed? Which method did you use for locating and deleting your old tweets? Let us know in the comments section below.
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