Remove my old Tweets & Likes
January 23, 2023 7:12 PM   Subscribe

I want to deep-clean my Twitter and delete a lot of past activity. How?

I'd like to:

Archive all my tweets for posterity.
Delete more than half of my Tweets (but keep the rest).
Delete almost all my reposts (but keep some mentions).
Delete all my likes.

I've been using Twitter for a long time, so there are thousands.
Willing to pay for software to do it. How?

posted by nouvelle-personne to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The tweets you're deleting, are you deleting by age of tweet or some other criterion? If it's just tweets past a certain age, tweetdelete dot net always worked well for me.
posted by Ardnamurchan at 7:22 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]

For the first request, use the official Twitter Archive feature (assuming it still works).

For the others, Semiephemeral may do what you want, depending on which tweets you want to keep.
posted by caek at 8:55 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]

Getting your data archive from twitter is a great first step, and worked for me as recently as three days ago.

If you’re interested in creating an online archive of your twitter history, and are somewhat tech savvy (command line, node/npm, github), you can create one with this tool and a place to host the resulting site:

I haven’t used it yet, but I’m planning to. Early
reviews indicate that it works pretty well.
posted by cathodeheart at 10:10 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]

Tweetdeleter works well for this in my experience.
posted by Stacey at 3:57 AM on January 24

Came in here to second Tweetdeleter
posted by peacesign at 4:48 AM on January 24

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