Retweets are a great way to share with the world the words you think they need to know about. Twitter has a retweet feature that allows you to do this. Fortunately, if you retweet something and then suddenly change your mind, you can undo the retweet and remove any trace of its existence. Poof and he's gone!
Method 1 of 4: Via the mobile app
Step 1. Launch the Twitter application on your phone
Find the blue bird icon and the word "Twitter" below it. Click on it to open the application.
Step 2. Open your profile
In the lower right corner of the screen, there is an avatar with a gray outline and the word "I" below it. Click on it to open your Twitter profile.
Step 3. Scroll through your profile and find the retweets you want to delete
Your profile contains a history of all your tweets and retweets. Below each retweet are two green arrows describing a circle. There will also be a picture to the left of the tweet of the user who posted the initial tweet.
Step 4. Click on the revit icon to delete it
This will remove the tweet from your profile. After that, neither you nor other users will see this tweet in their news feed.
This action will not remove the original tweet from the news feed of the user who posted it
Method 2 of 4: Delete Your Retweets
Step 1. Go to your profile
To do this, you need to click on the image of your avatar in the upper right corner of the screen. A dropdown menu will then appear. Click on your Twitter nickname (on the mobile version, click on "Profile"). You will be taken to a profile that contains a history of all tweets, replies and retweets made and received.
Step 2. Find the retweets you want to delete
Scroll through your profile to see your entire retweet history. To recognize the retweets you've made, look under the tweet icon. There should be two green arrows describing a circle.
Step 3. Click on the retweet icon
This will undo or remove the retweet from your profile. After that, neither you nor other users will be able to see it in their news feed anymore.
This action will not remove the original tweet from the posting user's feed
Method 3 of 4: Delete a copy of another user's tweet
Step 1. Understand the difference between a retweet and a copy of a tweet
A tweet written by another user may appear on your profile if you manually repost their tweets. This happens if you copy and paste another user's tweet into your own tweet and then publish it. Technically, they are not retweets, so the process of deleting them is similar to deleting a regular tweet. To do this, you need to explain how to remove tweets from your profile.
Step 2. Go to your profile
The process for finding a profile depends on whether you are using a computer or a mobile phone.
- On the phone - find the profile by clicking on the profile picture in the lower right corner of the screen with the word "I".
- On a computer - click on your avatar image in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on your name in the dropdown menu.
Step 3. When you are on your profile, find the tweet you want to delete
Scroll through your profile to view your entire tweet history until you find the tweet you want to delete.
If you remember what the tweet is about, enter keywords from the tweet into the search box in the upper right corner of the screen to find a specific tweet (this method will also return results for tweets and other users)
Step 4. Click on the three gray dots in the lower right corner of the tweet you want to delete
A list appears with various options.
Step 5. Click Delete Tweet
The tweet will be removed from your profile!
Method 4 of 4: Hide other people's retweets
Step 1. Recognize a retweet from a user who is not on your follower list
Sometimes people you don't know will post something, after which that information will be retweeted by one of your readers. You can recognize them by the gray phrase “Retweet [a Twitter user]” above the tweet, along the green retweet icon.
Step 2. Go to the profile page of this user
Click on the username above the retweet.
Step 3. Find the gray gear in the upper right corner of your profile screen
It's to the left of the Read button. Click on the gear and a drop-down menu will appear.
Step 4. Click on the "Disable retweets" option
This will block further retweets from this user. You can't delete other people's retweets from your news feed, so the only thing you can (if this becomes a problem) is to selectively disable retweets of specific users. Also, there is no way to disable multiple retweets at once. You will have to disable each user individually. To reduce the clutter of tweets, visit the home page of the person you are following.
- You will see the original tweets of the given user.
- Be aware that this method does not apply to old tweets; all previous retweets will remain in your news feed.
- If your tweets are protected, other users won't be able to retweet them.
- You can't retweet your own tweets.