How to delete a Tweet

You can delete any of your own Tweets from Twitter at any time. Please note that you can only delete Tweets you have posted, you cannot delete Tweets from other accounts on your timeline. Learn about what actions you can take to control your Twitter experience.

If you Retweet a Tweet and later want to remove it from your profile, you can undo your Retweet

View instructions for:
  • See iOS instructions
  • See Android Instructions
  • See desktop instructions

How to delete a Tweet

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  4. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete Tweet.
  6. Tap Delete to confirm.

How to delete a Tweet

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. From the menu, tap Profile
  3. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  4. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap Yes to confirm.

How to delete a Tweet

  1. Visit your Profile page.
  2. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  3. Click the  icon 
  4. Click Delete Tweet.

Read about getting started with Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android for more information about our mobile apps.

Note: Deleted Tweets may temporarily appear in Twitter search, but will clear with time.

How to delete multiple Tweets

  • We do not provide a way to bulk-delete Tweets. You can only delete Tweets manually, one by one.
  • If you're looking to get a fresh start on your Twitter account without losing your username, the best way to do this is to create another account with a temporary username, and then switch the username between your current account and the new account. Please see our article on changing your username for more info.

What happens to Tweets I delete?

  • When you delete a Tweet, it is removed from your account, the timeline of any accounts you follow, and also Twitter search results.
  • Retweets of the deleted Tweet will also be deleted.
  • If other people have quoted your Tweet (i.e. copied and pasted part or all of your text into their own Tweet) their Tweets will not be removed.
  • If other people have Retweeted your Tweet with a comment of their own, their Tweets will not be removed.
  • Tweets may be cached or cross-posted on third-party websites, applications, or search engines. We cannot remove Tweets that are not on Twitter.

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