How to Delete All of Your Old Tweets
Whether you’ve posted something embarrassing or you just need a break from social media, it’s time to wipe your slate clean.
You’re probably not the same person you were ten years ago. And even if you are, Twitter definitely isn’t the same place it was in its early days. The once-freewheeling, low-stakes website for throwing bad jokes into the abyss has since transformed into an enormous public forum inhabited by just about everyone who’s anyone.
There’s no good reason your tweets of yore should still exist when there’s every good reason to get rid of them. Ready to take the dive? Here’s what to do next.
How to Delete Your Old Tweets
There are effectively two ways to delete your tweets. The first is a service like Tweet Delete, which simply plugs into your Twitter account and goes to town. Tweet Delete is free and easy, but incomplete—it will only rid the world of your 3,200 most recent tweets. Let’s call this “delete lite.”
The second approach is more involved and generally comes with a fee. Take TweetEraser. At $6.99 price tag, it’s a much more thorough scrub that will get rid of all of your tweets, forever. Let’s call this “delete pro.”