How to delete all retweets on Twitter

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Twitter's Retweet feature is similar to the share feature of other social media platforms. You can retweet come

Retweets are one of the things that fuel Twitter and any given user's Twitter account. It's pretty easy to come across someone else's tweets that you like at least as much as your own. Who can resist a retweet when this happens? If you've retweeted a lot to the point of overshadowing your tweets, purging your retweets can be a great idea. Unfortunately, there is no mass deletion on Twitter. You cannot unsubscribe, unsubscribe or delete anything in bulk.



Does that mean you'll have to spend a ton of time deleting your retweets manually? Hopefully not. There are several solutions available to you if you want to mass delete your retweets. Let's see what they are.

Use of third-party software

Whenever a platform doesn't offer a much-needed native option, it's likely that some developers have found a way around it. As a platform that lacks certain features that users would like to see, Twitter is no exception.

There are a ton of apps and programs you can use to get rid of all unwanted retweets at once. Each of them offers its own set of features, so you need to do some research before finding the best one.

A good example is Delete Tweets, a trendy choice that hundreds of thousands of Twitter users have tried so far.

Tweet Deleter lets you quickly browse through your tweets, including retweets, and select and delete multiple ones at once, and you can even set up automatic deletion. It permanently deletes the tweets, so they will no longer be visible to anyone. The free version limits the number of deleteable tweets per day, while the premium option gives you 3 deletions and the unlimited gives you infinity.



If you want even more control over your account, Tweet Attacks Pro can be a great idea. There's hardly anything you can't do with the app, so it can definitely handle deleting all your retweets. All features of Tweet Attacks Pro are 100% Twitter API compliant, ensuring you won't get banned.

Tweet Attacks Pro retweet deleter does not provide a free option, but you can still try it for $7 for three days. Even though the app is not open to try out in any way, it provides tons of handy Twitter functions and controls.

Plus, there are plenty of other apps that let you delete all your retweets at once, and you bet they offer a variety of handy features too.

Here's a word of warning. When looking for the perfect software, do your homework and make sure it's legit. There are also scam programs that target your data.

With the right software, deleting your retweets should be a piece of cake. It usually only takes a few taps or clicks to get rid of all the tweets and retweets you no longer want to see.

You can also delete Twitter mentions if you suffer from spammy mentions or prefer to delete a particular mention for any reason.

Use a script to delete Twitter retweets

If coding is something you find enjoyable, this can be a perfect way to get rid of all the unwanted retweets. Even if you don't, it's a lot easier than you think.



Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open Chrome. (Or download and install Chrome first.)
  2. Log in to your Twitter account and access your tweets.
  3. Open the debug console by pressing F12 on your keyboard.
  4. Go to Sideboard tab and paste the following script:

setInterval(
function() {
t = $( '.js-actionDelete button' ); // get delete buttons
for ( i = 0; true; i++ ) { // count removed
if ( i >= t.length ) { // if removed all currently available
window.scrollTo( 0, $( document ).height() ); // scroll to bottom of page - loads more
return
}
$( t[i] ).trigger( 'click' ); // click and remove button from dom
$( 'button.delete-action' ).trigger( 'click' ); // click and remove button from dom
}
}, 2000
)


Depending on the number of tweets and retweets, it will take a variable amount of time. You could also need to refresh the page and repeat this process several times before the whole list is cleared.

Scripts are a great way around Twitter's limitations, and others can help you manipulate followers, likes, and just about anything else in bulk. You can find them all online, so give them a try.

The last word

Until Twitter decides to enrich its platform with features like bulk retweet removal, the choices here are your primary options. From Twitter's perspective, this would NOT make the platform richer at all. It would get much "weaker" if too many users were mass deleting items.


For this, most people will probably opt for a third-party app, mainly because of the convenience and ease of use. Also, most of the Twitter retweet remover apps are free.

If you decide to use a script, the above steps should suffice for everyone. You can always modify the scripts to suit your needs as well. Scripts are also the safest way to remove retweets because you don't log into your Twitter account so another app can access it. The app may not have bad intentions, but a hacker behind the scenes certainly can.

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