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We’ve all heard the horror stories. The woman who lost her job because of a Facebook post she made during a party at college a decade ago. The man who was sacked because he accidentally tweeted something that could be easily misinterpreted.
The reality is that our social media personas are now an extension of ourselves. Would-be employers trawl through your data to see if there’s anything concerning. Border guards look at your online identity as part of their visa checks. The list goes on.
If you regret a few things you said on Twitter in years gone by, it’s easy to delete your post history without taking such drastic steps as suspending or removing your account.
How to Delete All Your Tweets
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Twitter does not offer a native way to delete all your tweets. After all, removing content from the network is not in the company’s interest — it needs your information so it can send you targeted advertising.
Instead, we need to turn to third-party tools. There are a few tools out there, but our favorite is TweetDelete. It can delete up to 3,200 tweets in one go and can automatically delete any future tweets that grow older than a set number of weeks or months.
Follow the steps below to use Tweet Delete to delete your Twitter history:
- Go to the TweetDelete homepage.
- Click Sign in with Twitter and authorize the app to use your account.
- Mark the checkbox next to Delete all my existing tweets before activating this schedule.
- Unmark the checkbox next to Post to my feed to let my friends know I activated TweetDelete and Follow @Tweet_Delete for future updates.
- Click Activate TweetDelete.
- Once the process is complete, open your Twitter account and go to Settings and Privacy > Apps and revoke TweetDelete’s access.
Have you used TweetDelete or do you have an alternative suggestion? Let us know in the comments below.