How to Delete All Tweets


You can start your Twitter account with a clean slate without losing your followers. Web-based tools like TwitWipe, Cardigan, TweetDelete, and Delete All Tweets can permanently delete the last 3,200 tweets in your Twitter account at absolutely no cost to you. Once the tweets are deleted, you can revoke the service’s access to your Twitter account for security purposes.

Part 1
Using TwitWipe

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//www.twitwipe.com. TwitWipe is a free service that delete all of your tweets in a single swoop.[1] TwitWipe can only manage your last 3,200 tweets. If you have more tweets than that, you’ll have to delete the remaining tweets manually.

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Before you can use the service, you’ll have to solve the security puzzle at the bottom right corner of the page.[2] Follow the instructions on the puzzle to receive the code. Type the code into the provided text box. Click Proceed.

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If you are not signed into Twitter already, you can sign in on this screen.

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Remember, this is permanent! This red button is on the left side of the page, just beneath your Twitter handle. This could take minutes, hours, or days depending on your amount of tweets. The green bar displays the tool’s progress. When TwitWipe is finished deleting your tweets, you’ll see a message that says “Looks like you’re all done!”

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This will sign your Twitter account out of TwitWipe.

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//twitter.com/settings/applications. You’ll see a list of apps that have access to your account.[3]

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This will disable the connection between TwitWipe and Twitter.

Part 2
Using TweetDelete

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//www.tweetdelete.net. TweetDelete is a free service that can delete all of the tweets in your Twitter account.[4] Due to Twitter limitations, TweetDelete can only delete your last 3,200 tweets.[5]

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If you want to read the terms before agreeing, click TweetDelete terms.

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If you are not already signed in to Twitter, you’ll be prompted to log in now.

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Here you can choose which tweets to delete based on their age. You can choose from options spanning from a single week to an entire year.[6]

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Otherwise, TweetDelete will send a tweet on your behalf, announcing that you’ve used the service.[7] If you don’t want to follow TweetDelete on Twitter, remove the check from “Follow @Tweet_Delete for future updates”.

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TweetDelete will now delete all of the tweets within the time selected time span.

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//twitter.com/settings/applications. You’ll see a list of apps that currently have access to your Twitter account.

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This will disable the connection between TweetDelete and Twitter.[8]

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Using Cardigan

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//www.gocardigan.com. Cardigan is a free and reliable open-source service that will delete every tweet in your Twitter account.[9] Cardigan, like all Twitter deletion apps, can only manage your last 3,200 tweets.[10] However, it's possible to grant Cardigan access to the remaining tweets.

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If you are not signed into Twitter yet, you’ll be prompted to sign in instead. Once you click the button or sign in, Cardigan will begin retrieving your tweets. This can take several minutes depending on your number of tweets.

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This button is at the top of the page. Remember, deleting your tweets is permanent.

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Though Cardigan will now redirect your browser to its homepage, your tweets are being deleted in the background. This can take anywhere from several minutes to many hours depending on the amount of tweets.

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//twitter.com/settings/applications. When your tweets are finished deleting, it’s a good idea to revoke Cardigan’s access to your Twitter account. You should see Cardigan listed among the apps with active access.[11]

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Cardigan is no longer associated with your Twitter account.

Part 4
Using Delete All Tweets

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//www.deletealltweets.com. You can use this free tool to delete all of the tweets in your account. Like all such tools, Delete All Tweets can only access the last 3,200 tweets in your account. Only use this tool if your sure you want to delete all of your tweets. The process starts as soon as you authorize the app, and you won’t be able to stop it. This tool will automatically send a tweet from you that advertises its services. Continue with this method to learn how to delete that tweet.

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As soon as you click this button, your tweets will begin to delete in the background. If you’re not already signed in to Twitter, you’ll see a sign-in screen instead. Sign in with your Twitter account.

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In the box that says “Welcome [your Twitter name]!” you’ll see the “tweets deleted so far” counter. The number will continue to grow as the tool runs.[12] Depending on your amount of tweets, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Wait until all of your tweets are deleted before continuing with this method.

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//twitter.com/settings/applications. You’ll see a list of apps that currently have access to your Twitter account.[13]

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This makes it so DeleteMyTweets no longer has access to your Twitter account.

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It’s at the top left corner of the page.

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com” tweet. The tweet menu will appear.[14]

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The automated tweet is now deleted.

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It’s at the top right corner of the page.

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//twitter.com/settings/applications. When your tweets are finished deleting, revoke Delete All Tweets' access to your Twitter account. You'll see the app listed on this page.[15]

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The app is no longer associated with your Twitter account.