I spent years wondering if there would ever be a way to mass delete tweets. I’ve had my Twitter account since 2007, back when it was in beta mode. I was 22 years old when I first started using it. Needless to say, I was an idiot.
I tweeted a lot of stupid things that I’d probably never tweet now, and since I had over 60K tweets, I assumed it would take literally forever to go through every single one and delete old tweets that I didn’t want on my account anymore. Twitter Advanced Search is great for finding things, but nobody has time to delete things one tweet at a time.
There are services that offer to delete all tweets, but that is not what I wanted. I wanted something that would allow me to delete tweets by date, delete tweets that contained certain words, delete multiple tweets at one time, etc.
Luckily, I found TweetEraser. It allowed me to do all of those things, and I deleted around 20K tweets. For $9.99, you can get access to it and use it for 30 days. There’s also no recurring charges, which is great, because if you really want to, you can get your Twitter account cleaned up in a day. That’s what I did.
I swear this isn’t a sponsored post. The guy who runs TweetEraser is named Carsten, and if you have any problems or questions, he replies very quickly. It also doesn’t automatically post things to your Twitter feed, which I’m sure we can all agree that it’s very annoying when programs do that.
It’s quick and easy. You just download your Twitter archive, upload it onto TweetEraser, and start searching all your tweets for things you want to delete. Once the search results pop up, you can delete everything it pulls at once without even having to look over it. Of course, if you want to doublecheck that it didn’t pull something you want to keep, you can do that, too.
Then, for example, if you want to delete all tweets before 2014, that is also an option. There’s so many different ways to search for tweets to delete that I can’t even remember them all. My 30 days is up, so I no longer have access to it. Hopefully, I’ll keep my account under control, and won’t need it again for a while.
Let me know if you decide to give it a try, and if you do, how many tweets did you end up deleting? Can anyone top my 20K of bulk tweet deletes?!
Final Note: Follow me at @rachelcorinne!