If you have been using Twitter for a long time, then this article should be more important for you than ever. You see, our views change with time and some tweets that we posted few years ago may not look appropriate now.
There are many stories of people getting fired from their jobs or seriously damaging their careers just because of the old tweets that were discovered by someone.
It means that you should be deleting your older tweets if they are not actual anymore and keep your Twitter profile in order.
In this article you are going to learn how to delete Twitter tweets so they wouldn’t hurt your career in the future.
Let’s get started!
How to delete a single Twitter tweet?
Good news is that you can delete any of your Twitter tweets at any time. However, Twitter allows to only delete your tweets one by one, not in batches. If you would like to know how to delete your Twitter tweets in batches (multiple tweets), then skip this part.
Follow the steps below to delete a single Twitter tweet:
- Go to Twitter and log in to your profile if you haven’t already;
- Locate the tweet that you would like to delete;
- Click on the drop-down arrow icon top right of the tweet;
- From the drop-down menu, select “Delete tweet”. Done!
To find the tweets to delete I would advice using Twitter advanced search. By using Twitter advanced search you will be able to easily find your tweets which include certain keywords. For example, you can search for curse words, etc.
How to delete multiple Twitter tweets?
Twitter does not provide such feature, you can only delete your Tweets one by one. Twitter even suggests to create a new profile and start all over instead of deleting old tweets.
However, don’t be so fast because there is a way to delete multiple Twitter tweets with the help of third-party apps and services. Most of these services are paid, but there are pretty good free alternatives too.
One of the best free services is TweetDelete.net. It is a free website-based service which will help you to remove your old Twitter tweets in batches. It is free and it works.
You just need to authorize this service to access your Twitter account and select which tweets to delete (one week old, one year old, etc.). However, you must keep in mind that TweetDelete can only delete maximum of 3200 tweets for free. Luckily, for majority of users it is more than enough.
I hope that you found this guide helpful and learned how to delete Twitter tweets one by one or in batches. If you have any more questions, just leave a comment below!