How to Automatically Delete Your Retweets

by Ravi Teja KNTS

Changed your mind? Want to delete all the clutter you have created on your Twitter account over the years, you can delete all your tweets at once easily. But if your tweets are valuable to you and you just want to delete the retweets, you can also do that with the help of third-party apps like circle boom and tweet deleter.

Deleting Retweets with TweetDeleter

To delete old retweets, open TweetDeleter and click on the “Sign in with Twitter” button

In the pop-up window, sign-in with the Twitter account in which you want to delete your old retweets. On the next page, click on the “Authorize app” button. With that, TweetDeleter can access data from your Twitter account. You can check out all the information TweetDeleter can collect from Twitter before authorizing it. Anyhow, this data is used to provide tools that can be helpful to you and TweetDeleter doesn’t access any of your direct messages.

Once authorized, you will be redirected to the home page of TweetDeleter. This tool is normally used to delete all tweets. But your delete only retweets by filtering them. To filter only retweets, click on the “Type” option in the left side menu and enable the checkmark beside Retweets. This will refresh the feed and only shows you retweets.

You can click on the “select all tweets” checkmark at the top and click on the “Delete Tweets” button at the top right corner to delete all the retweets.

You can filter furthermore changes like the date to delete tweets only in that time period, media to delete retweets only which has photos, videos, links, etc.

With that, you can delete all retweets, delete only retweets that have different media or delete only retweets in a specific time period. Anyhow due to Twitter limitation, Tweet Deleter can only access your last 3,200 tweets. If you want to delete even older retweets, you can do that by uploading the archive to TweetDeleter.

Deleting Retweets by Uploading Archive

As said, TweetDeleter can only access your latest 3,200 tweets. So it cannot delete your old retweets past that. Anyhow, you can download the tweets data from twitter and upload them to TweetDeleter to access even your old Tweets.

To download the Twitter archive of your account, Open Twitter > Click More > Settings and privacy > Account> Your Twitter data> type the password and click Confirm. Now, click on the Request archive button beside Twitter. It takes a few minutes to hours of time depending on the number of tweets and media you have in the data.

Download Twitter Data

Once the archive download is ready, Twitter will send you a notification and link to your mail for you to download your data.

Mail from Twitter to download Twitter Data

Once downloaded, you need to upload the data to TweetDeleter. To upload, open TweetDeleter and click on “Upload Archive” in the left sidebar.

Now click on the green “Upload” button at the top right corner. This will open the file manager, select the file you have downloaded and click on the “Open” button.

This will upload all your tweets data and you can filter the retweets and delete just like before. This process is slow and may take even days to delete all your tweets. I also recommend the premium version of the app for the fast deleting of old retweets.

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Delete Future Retweets

With the help of TweetDeleter, we can delete our old retweets. But you can also delete your future retweets by settings a duration. For example, you can set the duration of 60 mins and your retweets will be automatically deleted after 60 mins of retweeting.

To delete your future retweets, open Twtools and click the RT cleaner option and click on “OK” in the pop notification.

Now set the duration of the Retweet. You can set the duration for a minimum of 60 mins to a maximum of168 hours. Also, check the checkmark beside Delete Retweets from my tweets and click on the “To allow” button.

Here you need to authorize the app to your Twitter account. Check out all the data Twtools can access from your Twitter account before authorizing.

Once authorized, Twtools will scan for retweets every 5 mins. If it finds any retweets past your set time, your retweets will be automatically deleted. You can also open the Twtools again to pause the service anytime in the future or completely disable the service again.

Wrapping Up

If you want to just remove retweets from the past, TweetDeleter gets the work done perfectly. You can also use one of the famous Twitter tools Circleboom to delete your retweets. But if you are looking to keep your account clutter-free from your retweets always, you can checkout Twtools that deletes your tweets after that specific time.

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