How to delete all your tweets in 3 easy steps

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1. Enjoy twitter, the best way to connect with anyone in the world for at least ten years.

2. When the CEO’s actions to appease alt-right trolls are finally too much for you to bear, you’re now ready to burn it all to the ground.

3. Download your entire archive of tweets to date from twitter’s preferences. It may take a while to get a giant zip file from them (mine took about 10min and the file was 1.5Gb in size).

Twitter’s API only lets apps interact with up to 3,200 tweets. In my case, I had over 42 thousand so this was a problem. I tried TweetDelete but it only got the first 3200 in a few minutes. I believe there is a way to re-run it over again each day but I wanted something faster.

TweetDeleter has an unlimited option that costs $15/mo if you pay upfront for one month. I paid via PayPal, and don’t worry, you will only need it for one day. To me, the work required was worth the $15 to finally feel free.

Upload your official tweet archive so TweetDeleter can see every one of them. Then hit the Delete All option on the lower left sidebar. Say yes to a couple warnings to confirm.

About 2-3 hours later, all your tweets will be gone and TweetDeleter might tweet out as you without your knowledge that you used TweetDeleter, which, frankly, is pretty shitty for some service you paid $15 to use for 3 hours. Remember to cancel your membership when you’re all complete, since you won’t need to use TweetDeleter again.

Finally, it’s time to relax, knowing tonight you’ll have the best sleep in years.

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