How to Delete a Tweet

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How to Delete a Tweet

Made a mistake in a tweet you just posted? Or you’d like to edit a reply you left on someone else’s tweet but Twitter doesn’t give you that option? Luckily you can easily delete your tweets and replies. In this post, we’ll show you how to do it in just 3 easy steps with this guide. So follow along to learn how to delete a tweet!

Here’s how to delete a tweet in just 3 steps:

Deleting a tweet is a quick and easy process. First, you need to locate the tweet you want to delete by scrolling through your timeline. Once you've found it, click on the three dots icon in the top right corner of the tweet. This will open up a menu with several options, including the option to delete the tweet.

Click on "Delete tweet" and confirm your decision to permanently remove the tweet from your profile.

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  1. Find a tweet you want to delete
  2. Click on the 3 dots menu in the top right corner of your tweet
  3. Select “Delete tweet” and confirm your choice
The pop-up prompt to delete the tweet.

Done! Your tweet is now erased. But you should note that once a tweet has been deleted it cannot be recovered. So make sure you are sure of your decision to delete a tweet.

How to see a deleted tweet

You cannot see your deleted tweets on Twitter. Once you have deleted a tweet, it is permanently erased from your feed and you cannot find it anymore.

How to delete a tweet reply

The steps to delete a tweet reply are similar to deleting a regular tweet. However, you should know that you can only delete your own tweets and replies, but you can’t delete replies posted by other Twitter accounts.

To delete a tweet reply, follow these steps:

  1. Find a reply you want to delete
  2. Tap the 3 dots menu at the top right corner of the tweet
  3. Select “Delete” and confirm the deletion

How to delete a scheduled tweet

If you’ve scheduled a tweet and you’d like to delete it before it is automatically published, you can follow these steps:

Twitter settings menu showing the drafts button
  1. Go to your Twitter profile
  2. Click on “More” from the menu on the left
  3. Tap on “Drafts”
  4. Look at the “Scheduled” tab. Here you’ll see all your scheduled posts.
  5. Click on “Edit” in the top right corner
  6. Select the post you’d want to delete
  7. Click “delete” and confirm the deletion
Screenshot showing your scheduled draft posts in Twitter

Done! After you’ve deleted the tweet, it will be erased from the scheduled posts list and won’t auto-publish. Just remember that once a scheduled post is deleted you cannot undo this action.

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