A retweet is a great way to get a quote from a user you think is worthwhile. Twitter has a "retweet" button that allows you to do this. Fortunately, if you retweet something that you decide to delete later, it's possible to go back and erase all traces of your tweet. There he is!
Method 1 of 4: Delete a retweet from the mobile app
Step 1. Open Twitter on your phone
Find the icon with a bird and the name "Twitter" below and tap on it to open the app.
Step 2. Go to your profile
At the bottom right of the screen, you should see your avatar drawn in gray with "my profile" written below. Tap on the button to open your profile.
Step 3. Scroll down to find the retweets in question
Your profile contains a complete history of your tweets and retweets. Retweets will appear with two green arrows forming a square under the tweet. You will also see the image of the user who posted the original tweet on the left.
Step 4. Tap on the retweet icon to delete it
This will remove it from your profile, so that you or other users can no longer see it on your news feed.
However, this does not erase the original tweet
Method 2 of 4: Clear personal retweets
Step 1. Go to your profile
Click or tap on your avatar photo at the top right of the screen. A drop-down menu should appear. Click your username on Twitter (or on the mobile app, tap Profile). You are now on your profile which contains a history of all your tweets, replies and retweets that you have posted and received.
Step 2. Find the retweets you want to delete
Scroll through your profile to see your tweet history. You will be able to recognize each of the tweets that you have retweeted by the icon below composed of two green arrows that form a square.
Step 3. Observe a change in the icon
If the retweet was done more than six months ago, you should see your username and icon in the list of people who retweeted it, but the two arrows will be gray instead of green.. To erase the original retweets, you need to retweet them so that the icon turns green again and erase them immediately after clicking on the icon with the two arrows. This will erase the original retweet you posted six months ago.
Step 4. Type or click the retweet icon
This will remove the retweet from your profile so that you and other users can no longer see it in your News Feed.
This will not erase the original tweet from the account of the user who posted it
Method 3 of 4: Clear tweets that were copied to another user
Step 1. Know the difference
It is possible that a tweet written by another user will end up on your profile if you have manually copied and pasted it into a new tweet that you posted yourself. It's not really a retweet and if you want to delete them you are going to have to pretend you want to delete a regular tweet, which is why the following explanation applies to all the tweets you want to delete.
Step 2. Go to your profile
How you find your profile depends on the device you're using Twitter on.
- If you are using the mobile app, you can get there by tapping on your avatar at the bottom right of the screen.
- If you are on a web browser, click on your avatar image at the top right of the screen. Then click on your username which appears in the drop-down menu.
Step 3. Find the tweet you want to delete on your profile
Scroll through your profile to see the history of all your tweets until you find the one you want to delete.
If you remember what you wrote, you can type keywords in the search bar at the top right of the screen to find a particular tweet (although this method will also bring up other tweets. users)
Step 4. Click on the three gray dots at the bottom right of the tweet
A list of options should appear.
Step 5. Select Clear Tweet
It will be deleted from your profile.
Method 4 of 4: Hide retweets from another user
Step 1. Know how to recognize a tweet from a user you don't follow
Sometimes a user you don't follow might tweet a post which will then be retweeted by a user you follow. You can recognize them by the mention “[Twitter user] has retweeted” just above the tweet with the icon with the two green arrows.
Step 2. Go to the user's profile
Click or tap on their name that appears above the retweet.
Step 3. Find the gear wheel at the top right of the profile
The button is to the left of the blue button To follow. Select it to see the drop-down menu with options.
Step 4. Tap or click Disable Retweets
This will prevent you from seeing any retweets that this user might make in the future. You cannot delete retweets from other users from your News Feed, so if they become a problem, you can manually disable retweets from specific users. There are also no methods to disable retweets from multiple users at once. You will have to take care of it one after the other. To reduce the mass of retweets on your home page, go to the profiles of the users you follow.
- You will still see their original tweets.
- Be aware that this method is not retroactive, you will still see retweets that have been posted before.
- If your tweets are protected, other users cannot retweet them.
- You cannot retweet your own tweets.