How to Delete a Twitter Post

By Sara Hickman

After telling the world you just saw your favorite celebrity, you realized you spelled his name wrong, or you were going to meet a friend somewhere but changed your mind. Panic goes through your mind because you don’t want to be embarrassed by your mistake. Although you sent your 140-character tweet to the world, you can delete it in a matter of seconds.

Step 1

Log into your Twitter account using your username and password.

Step 2

Click “Profile” from the top menu or click your handle/number of tweets below the top menu.

Step 3

Run your mouse over the tweet you want to delete. The word “Delete” will highlight. Click this.

Step 4

Verify you wish to delete this tweet.

Step 5

Refresh the page and your tweet is removed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once you delete a Twitter posting, it disappears permanently and you cannot recover it.
  • Depending on your phone service and application, you may not be able to delete a Tweet from your phone.

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