If you’re a long-time Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) user, then chances are that you’ve tweeted many strange, awkward, embarrassing and humorous tweets. If you don’t mind all your gaffes remaining online for all to see, then no worries, but if you want to make a fresh beginning and want to delete all these tweets, you don’t have to delete them individually. Instead, here’s a useful web app that will delete all your tweets at once.
Tweetdelete.net is a web app that aims to protect your privacy by deleting tweets older than a specified age. Deleting all your tweets manually would take a lot of time and effort, as there’s no select all and delete option on Twitter. However, this web app will help you to delete tweets older than a specific preset time period (one week, two week, one month, three month, one year, etc). However, note that this app will only delete the oldest 3,200 tweets beyond the specified time period.
How it works
As you might have guessed, this tool, just like every other Twitter tool, requires authentication. Head over to the Tweetdelete website, click on “I have read and agree” link and then click on “Sign in with Twitter” button.
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You’ll then be taken to a page where you’ll need to authorize this app. Click on “Authorize app” button.
Now comes to the important part. First, select the time period after which you want to delete your old tweets, and then also checkmark on “Delete all my existing tweets before activating this schedule.” Remove all other checkmarks and click on the “Activate TweetDelete” button.
Once you do this, the app will start deleting your old tweets. Note that once tweets are deleted, there’s no way to recover them.
From now onwards, the app will automatically delete tweets older than your selected criteria. If you want to stop your tweets from being deleting, then simply go to Twitter’s Application settings page, find tweetdelete.net and click on “Revoke access” button. Your tweets will no longer be auto-deleted from then on.