3 Free Tools to Delete All Your Tweets

Devin Pickell
Devin Pickell  |  December 18, 2018

We all enjoy fresh starts in life, so why not start over on Twitter?

No, I’m not talking about creating a new account and pestering old followers to find and follow you again.

I’m talking about deleting your old tweets and starting new. Born again on Twitter.

Here’s how.

How to delete all tweets

There are three really helpful tools on the Web that will delete most – and in some cases all – of your tweets. While each tool looks a little different, they all operate similarly.

Below, I’ll break down each of the free tools used to delete your tweets.

  1. Tweet Deleter
  2. Tweet Delete
  3. Tweet Eraser

1. Tweet Deleter

 

tweet-deleterFeatures: Out of all the tools on this list, Tweet Deleter has perhaps the slickest user interface. You’ll be welcomed by a woman blissfully deleting her tweets, swinging from a sun-kissed hammock.

But more seriously, Tweet Deleter features an easy-to-use dashboard showcasing all your tweets after authorizing the app. Some of its key features include:

  • Auto-delete – Setting up auto-delete will slowly but steadily delete your earliest tweets every day.
  • Tweet archive – Locate very specific tweets using this feature.
  • Full delete – The quickest, cleanest sweep of your Twitter account.

Tweet Deleter also has filters to narrow down your search results. There is a rude word filter to locate tweets using rude language, a tweet-type filter to locate retweets, likes, and replies, and a media filter to locate gifs, pictures, and videos.

All of these features aside, here’s how to do a basic delete of old tweets:

Delete tweets with Tweet Deleter

  1. From the homepage, find and click on Sign in with Twitter. This should be directly below their call-to-action “Delete many tweets with one click!”
  2. A new window will open asking you to authorize the Twitter app called Global authentication. Click on Authorize app to continue.
  3. You will be brought to the Tweet Deleter dashboard. From here, you can select all tweets or specific tweets to delete. For specific tweets, check the box next to each one.
  4. At the very top right, click on Delete Tweets then press the red-colored Delete box. Warning, deleting tweets is a permanent action and cannot be undone.

Downsides: There are a few downsides to Tweet Deleter, the most prominent one being you can only delete up to five tweets per day using the free option. Also, features such as auto-delete, tweet archive, and full delete are reserved for paid users.

Paid versions: If you are interested in paying for Tweet Deleter, there are two tiers. The Premium tier allows for up to 3,000 deleted tweets per day, and the Unlimited tier allows for unlimited deleted tweets per day.

  • Premium – $5.99/month annually, $9.99/month-to-month
  • Unlimited – $7.50/month annually, $14.99/month-to-month

2. Tweet Delete

 

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Features: Next on the list is Tweet Delete – a no-frills way to delete up to 3,200 of your latest tweets. Tweet Delete may not have the robust features or slick interface compared to Tweet Deleter, but for those looking to do a quick sweep of more than just five tweets per day, this tool is highly effective.

Delete tweets with Tweet Delete

  1. From the homepage, find and click on Sign in with Twitter. You’ll need to check the box agreeing to their terms of service before authorizing the app.
  2. A new window will open asking you to authorize the Twitter app by Memset Ltd. Click on Authorize app to continue.
  3. Tweet Delete will then provide you with an option to delete tweets ranging from one-week-old to one-year-old. You can delete existing tweets beyond one year, as long as it’s less than 3,200 total tweets.
  4. Click on Activate TweetDelete. Warning, deleting tweets is a permanent action and cannot be undone.

Tweet Delete may also post to your feed, notifying followers you’ve deleted tweets. It could also prompt you to follow its Twitter account. Uncheck these boxes before activating to delete.

Downsides: Tweet Delete works extremely quickly, however, deleting massive amounts of tweets in a single sweep could take some time and lead to major bugs with your Twitter timeline. If this occurs, it is only fixable by Twitter support.

Paid versions: Contrary to Tweet Deleter, this tool is 100 percent free to use.

3. Tweet Eraser

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Features: The final tool on this list, called Tweet Eraser, combines the free aspects of Tweet Delete with the dashboard options of Tweet Deleter. Tweet Eraser is not shy about notifying users of their free and paid tiers of the tool, as it’s the first thing you’ll see when accessing the site. However, we’ll get into these tiers in a bit.

Once signed in, you’ll have access to the Tweet Eraser dashboard. Some of its key features include:

  • Search filters – Find specific tweets by typing in keywords. You can then create a custom filter to apply later on.
  • Multiple Twitter accounts – Many people have a personal Twitter and a business Twitter. You can sync these accounts here with this feature.
  • Keep deleted tweets – While deleted tweets won’t be public-facing, you can still access them with this feature.

All of these features aside, here’s how to do a basic delete of old tweets:

Delete tweets with Tweet Eraser

  1. From the homepage, find the free tier and click on Just sign in with Twitter.
  2. A new window will open asking you to authorize the Twitter app by Projectstage. Click on Authorize app to continue.
  3. You will be brought to the Tweet Eraser dashboard. From here, you can select all tweets or specific tweets to delete. For specific tweets, check the box next to each one.
  4. After selecting your tweets, click on the red-colored button titled Delete Tweets. Warning, deleting tweets is a permanent action and cannot be undone.

Downsides: You can clear up to 3,200 tweets per use, which is better than Tweet Deleter, although there are on-page advertisements. Additionally, search filters are limited under the free version. Features such as syncing multiple Twitter accounts and saving old tweets are reserved for paid users.

Paid versions: If you are interested in paying for Tweet Eraser, there are two tiers. The Standard eraser allows for unlimited deleted tweets per day, but you cannot save old tweets, and search filters are limited. The Premium eraser has virtually no caps on all features and search filters.

  • Standard – $6.99 for 30 days
  • Premium – $9.99 for 30 days
Related: Learn how to keep your feed clear of unwanted content with our guide on how to mute words on Twitter.

 

What happens after deleting tweets?

That’s it. Your selected tweets have now been deleted, but it’s worth signing back into Twitter to ensure the process has gone smoothly.

There are a few other things you should know as well.

  • Deleting large quantities of tweets at a time could result in a bug on Twitter, which is only resolvable by Twitter support itself. So be cautious.
  • The above tools are still third-party applications, which mean they’ll have ‘read and write’ access to your Twitter account until this access is revoked. You can revoke access by going to Profile and Settings > Apps and devices > Revoke access.
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Devin Pickell
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Devin Pickell

Devin is a Content Marketing Specialist at G2 Crowd writing about data, analytics, and digital marketing. Prior to G2, he helped scale early-stage startups out of Chicago's booming tech scene. Outside of work, he enjoys watching his beloved Cubs, playing baseball, and gaming.