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How to delete a tweet on Twitter

Deleting a tweet can save you a lot of trouble in the future.

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Quick Answer: To delete a tweet, go to your profile page and click on the tweet you want to delete. Then, click on the three dots icon in the top right corner of the tweet. A drop-down menu will appear; click on “Delete.”

Twitter has pioneered its way to becoming one of the top social media platforms. The platform lets you tweet all kinds of content with a free-form layout that’s easy to understand.

The app is based on sharing tweets with no more than 280 characters.

However, Twitter is famous for not letting users edit the content of a tweet that they’ve sent. Instead, you have to delete the tweet and start over.

Even though you can’t directly edit a tweet once you’ve sent it, the delete function works almost as well.

It’s also nice to know that you have the ability to look back at some of your past bad takes and get rid of the evidence.

For that reason, deleting a tweet can be one of the most useful features for Twitter users.

How to delete a tweet on the Twitter website and mobile app

Twitter makes deleting a tweet a relatively simple task.

You won’t have to jump through hoops to find out how to delete your tweets, but it may not be super obvious at first.

First, we’ll take a look at deleting a tweet on the desktop Twitter website:

Navigate to your profile and find the tweet you want to delete

Click the three-dot menu in the top right of the tweet How to delete a tweet on twitter

Click Delete Deleting tweets on desktop

Confirm that you want to delete that tweet

And that will permanently delete that tweet from your profile.

⚠️ If you’ve tweeted a reply to someone else’s tweet, deleting your reply will only remove it from your profile, but the original tweet will still be visible to other users. And even if you delete a tweet, it might still be accessible through third-party services or internet archives, so keep that in mind.

Deleting a tweet through the mobile app

Delete tweet mobile

The other way to delete a tweet is by using the Twitter mobile app.

The process is pretty similar, but the menus may look a little different:

  1. Navigate to your profile and find the tweet you want to delete
  2. Select the three-dot menu in the top right of the tweet
  3. Select Delete Tweet
  4. Confirm that you want to delete that tweet

Again, the menus for deleting a tweet may look different, depending on your device, but the process is the same.

Remember, this will permanently delete the tweet from your profile, but there’s no way to ensure that any content is permanently deleted from Twitter by doing this.

Someone could have screenshot your tweet and reposted it before you could delete it, so always be careful with what you share on social media.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at

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