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Deleting 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 other accounts’ Tweets from your timeline. Read our Learn how to control your Twitter experience article to read about what actions you can take.

If you Retweet a Tweet and later want to remove it from your profile, you can undo your Retweet. Read our Retweeting another Tweet article for more information.

How to delete one of your Tweets

From the Twitter for iOS app:

  1. Go to your Me tab.
  2. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  3. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  4. Tap Delete Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete to confirm.

From the Twitter for Android app:

  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 into the Tweet detail.
  5. Tap the overflow icon 
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap Yes to confirm.


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

Read our Getting started with Twitter for iPhone or iPad and Getting started with Twitter for Android articles for more information about our Twitter for iOS and Android 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 How to Change 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 users 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 users 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.

Having trouble?

Check out our Tweet & DM troubleshooting help articles for solutions to common problems.