How to Delete All Tweets from Twitter
Social media has been around for enough time to follow us through different stages of life. Twitter, for example, has been around for more than 13 years. In that time, you have probably posted a good number of tweets. Some of the unwanted tweets may be embarrassing, some you might want to hide from your boss, and others you just do not want floating around the web. In any event, the solution is simple – deleting your tweets.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to delete tweets in a host of ways.
How to Delete Tweets
Deleting your tweets from the platform is very straightforward.
- Open the Twitter app on your phone or tablet or go to Twitter.com on desktop.
- Navigate to your profile (located in the left-hand menu on desktop or tap the profile icon in the upper-left corner of your smartphone/tablet).
- Simply find the tweet that you want to delete.
- Tap the downward-facing arrow to the tweet’s right. Select Delete (browser) or Delete Tweet (mobile/tablet app).
This is pretty much how you can delete any tweet. It is the way to go if you are not active on Twitter. In other words, if you have only tweeted 10 or fewer times, just delete those tweets and you are good.
However, seeing as you are here, chances are that you have many more tweets to worry about. You might want to delete all tweets before a particular date, you might want to get rid of all tweets made in a specific year, or perhaps you want to delete all tweets that contain a specific word.
Unfortunately, Twitter does not offer a function that allows you to customize your tweet deletion. What Twitter offers is as plain as it comes – deleting tweets one by one – as the original plan was to have the genuine moments of tweets that can not be edited or deleted. Thankfully, the internet offers many solutions – people have come up with various options that actually allow you to delete your tweets with plenty of options.
Which Service to Use?
Although there are various tweet deleting services out there, the most all-encompassing and straightforward is tweetdelete.net. How does it work? Well, you go to the website and authorize it to use the app. Once it is connected to your Twitter, you can start deleting stuff.
However, there are certain tasks that this service can not perform. For instance, it can not delete all tweets within a time period. If your aim is deleting tweets older than a certain period (one year, six months, three months, two months, one month, two weeks, or one week) the service will do the trick. This goes for deleting all tweets and tweets containing a certain word or phrase, as well.
However, to delete tweets within a certain time period, you are going to have to go with a service like tweetdeleter.com. Grant access to the app to allow it to delete tweets for you.
Most people would want to use either of the two services, the former for ease of use and simplicity, and the latter for more detailed options. This is the best way to delete tweets in bulk.
How to Delete All Tweets Before a Certain Date
Now, to delete all tweets before a certain exact date, you are going to have to work with tweetdeleter.com.
- Once you are on the main TweetDeleter dashboard, you will find the Date section in the left-hand panel.
- Enter the date of the first tweet you want to have deleted (or any date before that). Enter the date before that to set the range.
- Navigate to the top of the page and click Select all tweets then select Delete Tweets.
All your tweets before the set date should now be deleted.
How to Delete All Tweets for a Specific Year
For this, you will also be using TweetDeleter. Basically, you would select a range that covers an entire year.
- Go to the Date section. In the From field, set the date to January 1st and select the year that you have in mind.
- In the Till field, set the date to December 31st of the same year.
- Click Select all tweets then Delete Tweets.
- Confirm deletion.
All the tweets within the specific year that you have selected should now be deleted.
How to Delete All Tweets with a Certain Word
If you want to delete all tweets that you have ever tweeted or retweeted that contain a particular word or phrase, you can use both TweetDeleter and TweetDelete. Here is how to delete all tweets that contain a certain word or phrase.
- Go to tweetdeleter.com. Navigate to the Keywords section in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Type in the specific word or phrase. A series of tweets containing your search query will appear in the main part of the screen.
- To delete all tweets containing that word/phrase, click Select all tweets then click Delete Tweets.
- Go to tweetdelete.net.
- Click the drop-down menu beneath Age of tweets to delete.
- Select All my tweets.
- Under Only tweets containing the word/phrase, input the specific word or phrase.
- Confirm that you have read the TweetDelete terms then Select Delete my tweets.
How to Delete All Your Tweets Quickly
You can use both of the abovementioned tools to delete every single tweet or retweet that you have ever made. However, this is best done using TweetDelete. It allows you to get rid of your tweets in less than a minute.
- Go to tweetdelete.net.
- Select All my tweets.
- Confirm that you agree with their terms then select Delete my tweets.
Yes, it is as quick and as simple as that.
How to Delete All Tweets from an iOS Device
Yes, deleting tweets from a desktop computer is definitely the most straightforward way to do it. However, if you need to do it using an iPhone, you’re going to have to use an app such as Tweeticide. There are, of course, other options but if you want an app that will simply delete all of your tweets from the palm of your hand, use Tweeticide.
- Download and install the app from the App Store
- Run the app.
- Log in using your Twitter credentials.
- Select Delete all tweets.
Yep, quick and simple.
How to Delete All Tweets from an Android Device
Unfortunately, there isn’t a Tweeticide-like app for Android. You could try installing Tweeticide as an APK file, but this will complicate things.
The best way to go is by browsing for a tweet deleter app. Any of them should have an option that allows you to select all the tweets you’ve ever made and delete them.
TweetDelete and TweetDeleter Options
Although these two apps are definitely the best for deleting tweets on a computer, let us dive in a bit deeper into the options. First of all, these two are web apps that are easily accessible from Windows PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks alike.
Secondly, we have mentioned a lot of different tweet selection options but you can actually use them in combination. For instance, with TweetDelete, you can select a particular time period (tweets older than three months, for instance) and then type in a word/phrase. This will delete all the tweets made within that period that contain the input word or phrase. You can do this on TweetDeleter, as well.
Both of these apps allow you to set up auto delete options. On TweetDelete, you can set any kind of customized deletion to occur once or automatically every few days. TweetDeleter allows you to automate deletion for tweets older than a number of days of your choice. It also allows you to only keep the latest select number of tweets.
1. Are they truly gone forever after I delete? Can I get them back?
You can. From your Twitter archive. Go to your Twitter account and navigate to More in the left-hand panel. Now, select Settings and privacy. Find the Your Twitter data entry and click it. Sign in by using your Twitter credentials. Select Request archive next to the Twitter entry. It may take some time for your archive to be approved. Oh, and do bear in mind that you’re only allowed to make this request once every 30 days.
2. How many tweets can you delete a day?
There is a limit here, as well. It’s not set by Twitter, as you can manually delete as many tweets per day as you can. However, the third-party apps that we’ve mentioned do come with limits. For instance, for $5.99 per month, TweetDeleter allows you to delete as many as 3,000 tweets per day.
Deleting All Tweets
Using third-party apps, you can delete all your tweets. It’s best if you approached this on a computer, but mobile/tablet alternatives do exist as well. The aforementioned services, however, offer so much more than outright deleting every tweet that you’ve posted. You can actually customize your deletion.
Have you managed to do what you wanted to do using the above services? Did you run into any problems? Do you know of any better alternatives? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to add your opinion.