How to Delete A Tweet Once Posted on Twitter?

Twitter is a widely noted social media platform that people use to state their opinions, views, support, and share news online. But while posting something in a hurry, there can be unforgivable typos or mistakes in the post. If you don’t know how to edit a tweet? Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t provide an edit option for users to correct their errors. So, you are only left with the odds to delete it. We will discuss step-by-step methods on how to delete a tweet. You can follow the below-mentioned steps on mobile phones and desktops, as there is no restriction. What are you waiting for, then? Let’s hop on.

How to delete a tweet after posting it on Twitter

How to Delete A Tweet on Desktop

Step 1: Open the official Twitter website and log in to your account. If you don’t have an account yet, read our article about Twitter sign up.

Step 2: Press on the Profile option on the menu bar on the left of the Home screen.

Click on the Twitter profile tab

Step 3: Click on the tweet you want to delete.

Step 4: Press the three dots in the top right corner of your tweet…

Click on the three dots on a tweet

…and select the Delete option.

Step 5: Finally, click on the Delete button to authenticate the choice.

Confirm delete a tweet


Step 3: Find the tweet you want to delete and click on the three dots on its top right corner.

Select and click on three dots to delete a tweet

Step 4: Select the Delete option.

Delete a tweet alternative method

Step 5: Select Delete again to finalize the step.

Confirm delete a tweet alternative method

How to Delete A Tweet on Android

Step 1: Open the official Twitter app on Android and login into your account. If you don’t have an account, sign up now.

Step 2: Tap on the three bars on the Home screen’s left corner and select Profile.

Step 3: Go to the tweet you want to delete, and tap the three dots on the right corner.

Step 4: Select Delete tweet and then Yes to confirm.

Confirm delete a tweet Android


Step 3: Click on the tweet you want to delete and tap on the three dots on the right corner.

Step 4: Select Delete tweet and tap yes.

Delete a tweet Android alternative method

How to See A Deleted Tweet?

Twitter keeps the archive of all the tweets made by the users on this platform, including the deleted ones. It doesn’t give any user access other than the real one to protect his privacy and security. If a user wants to view his deleted Tweet, he can request Twitter for an archive. Here is how:

On Desktop

1. Go to the Twitter account and log in.

2. On the vertical menu (left side of the screen).

3. Click More > Settings and Privacy > Your Account > Download an archive of your data

Download deleted tweets

4. Enter the password on the next screen and Click Save to move forward.

5. Finally, click on ‘Request Archive’ for Twitter data.

Download deleted tweets Request archive

On Android

  1. Open the official Twitter app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap on the three bars present in the top left corner and click Settings and Privacy > Account > Your Twitter data
  3. Enter the password on the new screen and select confirm.
  4. Below ‘Download an archive of your data,’ click on ‘Request archive’ for Twitter.

Once Twitter approves your request, it will send a ZIP file to your email address. This file will contain every data of activity done on your Twitter account, including deleted tweets. After requesting an archive, the user can’t make another request for another 30 days.

FAQs Delete a Tweet

Is deleting a Tweet delete all associated retweets?

Yes, everything associated with the deleted tweets gets removed, along with likes, comments, replies, etc. However, if the other user has Retweeted your tweet with a quote, only the quote remains with a tweet shown as ‘Unavailable.’

How to delete someone else’s tweet on Twitter?

A user can’t delete the tweets posted by someone else. However, the user can report Twitter if the tweet is offensive or violates any Twitter guidelines.

Can I delete multiple Tweets at once?

No, Twitter doesn’t provide any feature to delete Tweets in bulk. You can only delete them one by one.

Is deleting a tweet delete the replies?

Yes, deleting a Tweet deletes everything associated with it.

Can I delete a tweet from a suspended account?

No, you can’t delete a tweet from a suspended account.

Can I see a Tweet after someone has deleted it?

No one except the original account owner can view the deleted Tweet.

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