We explain step by step how delete all your old tweets whatever the reason. Note that you won’t be able to get them back again so think twice before doing so. You can do it manually or automatically with specialized programs or applications that streamline the task.
Make a copy of your data
The first thing you should do, in case you regret it, is a copy all your Twitter data with which you can access all the content. You can request it directly from the social network website in case you want to consult it later. To do this, follow a few simple steps:
- Go to your Twitter profile
- Access the menu on the left
- Click on the three points to enter Settings
- Go to Settings and privacy
- Open the “Account” section
- Tap on “Download your Twitter data”
- Enter your password
- Click on “Confirm”
- You can request a ZIP file with your Twitter information
- Click on “Request file”
Once you request it, you will receive an email within 24 hours with a file that will allow you to see your data in the web browser. That way you will have everything even if you delete your tweets permanently you can always consult them before deleting them.
One of the most useful and recommended options is that you do an advanced search by dates or by terms. You may want to remove all mentions to someone or tweets that contain an exact word but not the others. If you use apps that delete all tweets, you will delete the entire one. If you use the advanced search you can find everything you need and delete it. The main drawback is that you will have to delete your tweet by tweet, little by little.
You will have to go to the Advanced Search website and fill in a series of fields:
- All these words
- This exact phrase
- Any of these words
- None of these words
- These hashtags
- Language in which you want to filter tweets
- Of these accounts (sent from … here you will have to put your username)
- To these accounts (sent in response)
- Mention of these accounts (if you have mentioned someone)
- Include original responses and Tweets
- Just show answers
- Include Tweets with links
- Only show Tweets with links
- Minimum of responses (minimum number of responses)
- Minimum of likes in the tweet
- Minimum of Retweets that the tweet you are looking for has
- From… Month / Day / Year
- Until … Month / Day / Year
Once you have filled in all the fields, the tweets that meet all the characteristics will appear. This will allow you, for example, delete previous tweets That they mention a person with whom you no longer want to have anything to do or tweets that comment on a hashtag, for example. Or you will find all those between two dates and thus you can eliminate a stage of your life that you do not want to be remembered.
When you have found all of them, you will have to eliminate them one by one. It can be annoying if you have a lot to erase but take it easy. Just tap on the arrow in the upper right corner and press about Delete Tweet.
Delete your Twitter account
If what you want is to delete your account completely and not be seen, you can easily do it from the social network and from the settings of your account. Keep in mind that if you delete it it will be forever and you will not be able to go back in time:
- Go to your profile
- Access Settings and Privacy
- Open the Account section
- Go to the bottom of the page
- Tap Deactivate my account
- Choose one of the reasons
When you deactivate your account is not deleted. You can return to it whenever you want and just log in. But if you do not log in in 30 days, Twitter permanently deletes it, so you just have to forget about it and it will be deleted.
Delete all tweets
There are tools that take care of delete all your old tweets without having to do it one by one. This will save you work and time. The “problem” of these applications is that not all of them are reliable or that the best ones can be paid, but perhaps it pays you to pay a couple of euros for the work if you are going to save hours eliminating, searching, etc.
TweetDelete is a free tool and it works. Lets delete about 3,000 in one go and you have to choose the period of time you want to eliminate: less than a week, less than two weeks, less than a month, less than two months, less than three months, less than six months, less than a year.
- Open TweetDelete
- Sign in with your Twitter account
- You will have to give you access to your profile and data
- Authorize the application
- You will access the web that allows you to delete them
- Choose options
- Twitter account that you are going to delete
- Tweet time
- All tweets
- Before one week
- Before two weeks
- Before one month
- Before two months
- Before three months
- Before six months
- Before one year
- Tweets that contain this word or phrase (leave it blank if you want it to be general and not those that deal with a theme)
- Run this task …
- One time (on time)
- Automatically if you want them to continue being removed every few days as they get older.
- Click on “Delete my tweets”
- You will delete old tweets from that date
Please note that you cannot recover them again so think carefully before deleting them completely. They won’t all be deleted if you have a heavily written account because it’s limited to 3,200 tweets for free. If you want to delete more or delete everything you will have to have a premium Tweet Delete account.
The operation is similar to the previous one, tweetEraser is free if you want delete 3,200 old tweets. If you want to delete more, you will have to create a premium account. What it does is download all your timeline And you can choose between three different filters that help you to choose: you can choose by dates by framing tweets between two exact dates, by keywords you want to search for, by hashtags, by image content. Choose the filters you want and you can delete everything.
The premium option is priced at $ 6.99 or $ 9.99 a month and it allows you more search filters, more accounts to delete old tweets or more search filter options and even unlimited filters, for example. Choose the option you want or opt for the free one that will allow you to erase more than 3,000 at a single stroke. It is easy, fast and practical if the previous option does not convince you.
It is very important that after use any of these applications, revoke access. Once they have fulfilled their role, withdraw the permission to the account.
- Go to your Twitter profile
- Click on the three menu items
- Accede to Settings and Configuration
- Go to the Account section
- Scroll down to Data and permissions
- Open Applications and sessions
- Find the apps you have permission to
- Tap on the one you want to delete
- Press Revoke access