Connect with us

How-To

This simple web tool will wipe away all your sketchy tweets

Make sure to save your Twitter archive first.

Image: TwitWipe

Unless you’re a literal saint, we’ve all got some skeletons in our social media closets. Maybe it’s an off-color joke or something that you accidentally retweeted on Twitter and didn’t bother to go and correct.

Either way, it’s not the kind of stuff that you want hanging around, easily visible to new employers, existing ones, or potential lifemates. Nobody wants to lose out on seven seconds of fun just because of something they did five years ago. It’s debatable if they deserve to lose out if the infraction was five days ago, but either way, with TwitWipe those stupid tweets of days gone by will be wiped from your timeline.

It won’t remove them from anywhere that has archived your tweets, but not having them easily searchable from your Twitter profile is great.

Here’s how to use TwitWipe

Side note: TwitWipe won’t remove followers or those you’re following, so it’s a great way to sanitize your feed going forward.

First, get the archive of your Tweets from Twitter by signing in, going to Settings and clicking Request my archive. Since TwitWipe doesn’t archive anything and its deletions are final, this is the only way to be sure you don’t delete some gems of content.

Archive in hand:

  • Head on over to TwitWipe
  • Sign in with the Twitter account that you want to scrub
  • Hit the Orange TwitWipe! button and leave the tab open while it puts all your tweets through the mulcher.

    twitwipe

    Screenshot: KnowTechie

Note it’ll take a while to clean your timeline but when it’s done, tweets, retweets, and favorites will all be gone, leaving you an out-of-the-box experience on Twitter again. Apparently, it starts with your newest tweets first, so be warned your account will get its content nuked from orbit. If you only want to get rid of older tweets, check out TweetDelete instead.

Is this something you plan on using? Have you used it before? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

Editors’ Recommendations:

Maker, meme-r and unabashed geek. My hobbies include photography, animation and hoarding Reddit gold.

Comments

More in How-To