What are ReTweets?

Retweets are a fundamental feature on Twitter. Retweeting allows users to share tweets from others with their own followers. When you retweet someone else’s tweet, it appears on your own profile as if you tweeted it yourself. It gives credit where credit is due and adds a reference to the original tweeter or author. Retweets contribute to the rapid spread of content across the platform. Additionally, it facilitates conversations and the sharing of information.

This also means old retweets may no longer align with your current beliefs or views. Therefore, you might want to delete retweets that sprinkle your Twitter timeline. When you delete or un-retweet, you remove the retweet from your profile and your followers’ timelines. Deleting retweets is integral to decluttering your Twitter alongside bulk tweet deletion.

Can You Erase Twitter Retweets?

If you’re wondering if you can erase Twitter retweets, you can. Just like deleting your own tweets, removing a retweet erases it from your profile and your followers' timelines. Twitter archives posts after you hit 3,200 so the platform can run quickly and efficiently. If you’re deleting a very old retweet or from more than 3,200 tweets ago, it’s not immediate. It may take some time for X, or Twitter, to remove the retweet from its servers.


Erase Tweet Retweets From a Desktop Computer

If you want to erase tweet retweets, the steps differ depending on whether you are on your computer or the X app. If you want to delete retweets from your computer, it’s just a few easy steps. Here’s how to do it.

  • Log into your account from the X or Twitter website.
  • Click on your profile picture to go to your timeline.
  • Locate the retweet you wish to delete. You may have to utilize the search function to find retweets.
  • Underneath the retweet is a green retweet icon. If you hover the cursor over it, the “undo repost” label appears.
  • Click on the icon and click “Undo repost.”
  • The retweet or repost will automatically disappear from your timeline.

The retweet or repost will automatically disappear from your timeline. However, the original tweet is still visible to everyone. You can only delete your retweet/repost and not delete the original post unless you’re the author or creator.

Delete Retweets From the X App

If you don’t have a computer nearby or want to delete retweets on the go, do it from the app. It’s just as easy as doing it on the computer. Here’s how to delete retweets from the X, formerly known as Twitter app.

  • Log into your X or Twitter account if you aren’t already signed in.
  • Tap on your profile picture to bring up the menu.
  • Tap “Profile” to bring you to your Twitter feed.
  • Locate/search for the retweet or repost you want to delete.
  • You'll see the green repost button under the text, image, or video. Tap on the button.
  • Tap on “Undo repost,” formerly “Undo retweet.”

You’ll see the post disappear from your timeline. If it doesn’t, refresh the page to ensure you have deleted your retweet.

How Do I Delete Old Tweets Free?

Did you search your retweets and find old tweets you want to delete? If you’re wondering how to delete old tweets free, start with manually deleting them from the X platform. If you have a multitude of tweets to delete, consider bulk-deleting them with the help of a third-party tool. Currently, X, formerly Twitter, doesn’t have the capability to mass delete tweets. Manual deletion is time-consuming, so let one of the following tools lend a hand. You’ll have so much more time back in your day for other activities.

TweetDelete is a great tool for deleting tweets and is known as a tweet archive eraser. You can upload your Twitter archive to TweetDelete and delete all your tweets. It offers a wide variety of features. These features include deleting tweets within a time frame, keyword searching and scheduling tweet deletions. TweetDelete is incredibly affordable and offers a range of plans to suit every X user’s needs.

Circleboom is a Twitter management tool that helps users to automate their accounts. It offers a variety of features and is an effective Twitter post deleter. Users can delete tweets by date, keyword, or user. Users can also search for tweets by keywords or Twitter handle. This makes it easy to find tweets to delete. Circleboom has a good customer support team; it’s easy to use, safe, and reliable.

If you’re looking for the essential tweet cleaner, look no further than TweetEraser. TweetEraser is a web-based tool that allows users to delete tweets by date, keyword and user. TweetEraser works by connecting to your Twitter account. Depending on your plan, you can download your tweet archive to delete all your tweets. Or, delete a handful of them based on the parameters you set. TweetEraser is affordable and backed by a responsive and knowledgeable customer service team.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about retweets? We’ve anticipated your most asked questions and compiled this list to ensure you have answers at your fingertips. Consider this your one-stop shop for all things about retweets and reposts. If you have any other questions that need answers, feel free to contact our customer service team. They are always there to help.

If you are looking for specific retweets, the best way to find them is by using the search function. After you log into your account, go to your profile page. Tap or click on the search icon—A magnifying glass marks it. Type “RT” followed by the keyword or phrase you are searching for. Narrow your search even further by using advanced search features. Type your Twitter handle and press search to populate all retweets from your account.

If you don’t want other users to retweet your content, your best option is to protect your tweets or posts. By default, your tweets are public. However, if you have a protected or private account, your followers only see your tweets. It also means that users can’t retweet your posts. If other users repost your tweets, you can delete the original post. When you delete your original posts, they are no longer visible to anyone who has retweeted them. Start fresh by deleting all your posts, switching your account or posts to private, then start posting again.

Deleting a retweet or repost from your Twitter timeline does not delete the original tweet. In fact, you can delete your retweets but only the original tweet if you are the owner or author. If you are sprucing up your Twitter timeline, don’t worry. Any retweets you delete will eliminate the original post associated with them from your feed. Is the retweet part of a post that you no longer want on your timeline but want to reference later? If so, request and download a copy of your Twitter archive.

X, formerly Twitter, does not allow users to delete tweets in bulk. This also includes retweets. You must utilize a third-party tool like TweetEraser to delete retweets and tweets en masse. Here’s how to delete all your retweets in bulk using TweetEraser.
  • Log into TweetEraser using your X/Twitter login information.
  • Click on the “Tweets” tab in the sidebar menu.
  • Select the age of the tweets to delete.
  • Enter the parameters of the deletion. For retweets, you would add “RT” to the box labeled “Only tweets containing this phrase.”
  • Double-check your Twitter account handle to ensure you are erasing tweets from the correct account.
  • Agree with the TweetEraser terms.
  • Click on the blue “Delete my Tweets” button.

Double-check your X, formerly Twitter, account to ensure all your retweets are gone. You can also use this same process to erase tweets containing specific words or phrases.

The only type of tweet you can specifically search for are retweets. You search for them by adding “RT” before the keyword or phrase you are looking for. Unfortunately, X, formerly Twitter, doesn’t provide a direct search option to filter tweets based on their type. Typically, most people chalk up the absence of this search function to the complexity of implementation. Or possibly the massive amount of data X processes a day. Implementing more advanced search filters potentially strains their servers and databases.