How to delete a tweet from Twitter’s website or app

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If you regret tweeting something, you can quickly delete it on any device.

Twitter, famously, does not allow users to edit their tweets. Instead, if you need to correct a typo or just changed your mind about a tweet you wrote, you have to permanently delete it.

Here’s how to delete a tweet using Twitter’s desktop website and its mobile app, and what happens after your tweet is deleted.

How to delete a tweet using Twitter’s desktop website

1. Locate the tweet you wish to delete. You can do this on your Twitter timeline, your profile page, or by clicking on the tweet to isolate it.

2. Click on the icon of three horizontal dots in the upper-right corner of the tweet. This will open a drop-down menu.

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Click the icon of three horizontal dots.

3. In the menu that appears, click Delete.

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Select “Delete” from the menu.

4. A dialog box will appear asking you to confirm that you wish to delete the tweet. If you’re sure you want to delete it, click Delete. If you’ve changed your mind, click Cancel.

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You’ll be asked to confirm that you want to delete a tweet before the change takes place.

If no errors occur during the deletion process (such as losing your internet connection), a small dialog box will appear at the bottom of the screen indicating that your tweet has been deleted.

How to delete a tweet using the Twitter mobile app

1. Locate the tweet you wish to delete. You can do this on your Twitter timeline, your profile page, or by tapping on the tweet to isolate it.

2. Tap on the icon of three vertical or horizontal dots in the upper-right corner of the tweet. A menu will appear.

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Next to your tweet, tap the three-dot icon.

3. In the menu that appears, tap Delete tweet.

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Select “Delete Tweet” in the pop-up.

4. A dialog box will appear asking you to confirm that you wish to delete the tweet. If you’re sure you want to delete it, tap Yes. If you’ve changed your mind, tap No.

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If you tap “Delete tweet” by accident, you can still prevent your tweet from being deleted.

What happens when you delete a tweet?

Once you delete a tweet, it will disappear from your profile and timeline, but that’s not all. There are several consequences that come with deleting a tweet.

For starters, any link that directs to your tweet will no longer show the original tweet. Instead, a message will appear on the page indicating that the tweet has been deleted. Additionally, the tweet will no longer appear in any searches. However, any replies that have been made to your tweet will still be visible – whether they were posted by your account or by another user.

However, even though you have deleted the tweet and it’s no longer visible on Twitter, that doesn’t mean it is gone from the internet forever. If someone took a screenshot of your tweet before you deleted it, they will still be able to post the screenshot even after you’ve deleted the tweet.

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How to set up and customize a new Twitter account

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Setting up a new Twitter account can be completed in a few simple steps.

  • You can set up a new Twitter account from the website or mobile app.
  • First, Twitter will show you how to register your account in five simple steps.
  • Twitter will then prompt you to add a photo, bio, interests, and people to follow.
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Setting up a Twitter account for business or personal use is an easy process – even though it may seem daunting at first.

Twitter provides a registration and onboarding wizard to guide you through each step that must be completed. You can even skip some sections and return to them later.

Here’s how to get started setting up a Twitter account.

How to set up a Twitter account

Visit the Twitter website or download the Twitter app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Click Sign Up to get started. Whether you’re signing up from the website or mobile app, the steps are the same.

Register your Twitter account

1. On the first screen, you’ll enter a name for your account as well as your birthdate and a phone number or email address. The name you enter will become your account username, commonly referred to as a handle or username – which you can always change. The birthdate and phone number (or email) will be kept private. Click Next to continue.

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Enter your information and click “Next.”

2. On the next screen, you’ll need to choose if you want to “track where you see Twitter content across the web.” Checking this option enables Twitter to serve personalized ads based on your online and offline activities. See Twitter’s terms of service for more information. No matter what you choose now, you can change your selection anytime from account settings. Hit Next after you’ve checked or unchecked the box.

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Check or uncheck the box and hit “Next.”

3. Confirm your name, email or phone number, and birthdate by clicking Sign Up.

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Click “Sign up” if everything looks correct.

4. You’ll be asked to enter a verification code sent to either your phone number or email address before you can continue through the registration process. Enter the code and hit Next.

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Enter the code and click “Next.”

5. Finally, you’ll be asked to create a unique password for your Twitter account. It must be 8 characters or more.

Create your Twitter profile

Next, you’ll be prompted to upload a profile picture. Profile pictures should be no larger than 400×400 pixels. You can choose to skip this step if you like.

Enter a short bio for your Twitter profile. This information will be publicly available. You can skip this section if you like.

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Write a short bio.

Select your interests and who to follow

Once you’ve set up a profile, you’ll be prompted to search for topics that interest you. You can search or click topics you’re interested in reading about. Selections in this step may influence the topics and users Twitter suggests for you in the future.

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Select your interests.

Next, you’ll be shown a list of suggested Twitter users to follow. Scroll through the list and click the Follow button next to any users you wish to follow. You can skip this step if you prefer.

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Choose who to follow based on suggestions.

Finally, you’ll be prompted to choose your notification preferences. Make a selection to complete the registration and set-up process. You may update your selection any time.

Begin using your Twitter home page

After completing registration and setting up your profile, you’ll be taken to your Twitter home page. You’ll see recent posts, or tweets, from the users you follow.

Additional account options and settings are available from the sidebar menu on the left side of the website, or by tapping the icon of three horizontal lines on the mobile app.

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How to add a tweet to a snap on Snapchat and share it with friends and followers

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Sharing a tweet on Snapchat only takes a few taps.

  • You can add a tweet directly to a snap you send on Snapchat by linking your accounts.
  • When you send a tweet on Snapchat, people who receive your snap can swipe up to open the tweet.
  • You can only share tweets from public Twitter accounts — locked Twitter accounts can’t be shared on Snapchat.
  • To add a tweet to Snapchat, navigate to the tweet and open the Share menu, then select “Snap Camera.”
  • This feature is currently only available for iOS users.
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In days past, if you wanted to share a tweet to Snapchat, you needed to screenshot it and then share your screenshot.

But now, there’s a better, more integrated option: iOS users can share tweets to Snapchat directly with a few taps, allowing their followers to navigate to the tweet and see the replies (or share it themselves).

Here’s how iOS users can get started sharing tweets to Snapchat.

How to add a tweet to Snapchat

1. Open Twitter and navigate to the tweet you want to share. The tweet must be from an account that’s public – if the tweeter’s username has a lock icon next to it, the tweet can’t be shared.

2. Tap the tweet’s sharing icon, which looks like an arrow pointing upwards out of a box. It’ll be in the bottom-right corner of the tweet.

3. You’ll see “Snap Camera” as a share option. Tap it. If you don’t see this option, it means that either Twitter or Snapchat needs to be updated, or you don’t have Snapchat installed and set up.

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Snapchat will be labeled as “Snap Camera.”

4. Snapchat will open, with your tweet inserted on the screen. Don’t worry about the placement of the tweet – you can adjust this after you’ve recorded the snap.

5. Take your snap – it can be a picture or video. Add any text, effects, or filters you’d like, and then move the tweet to where you want it. You can also rotate and resize it freely.

6. Tap the send button in the bottom-right corner of the screen and select your recipients, then tap the blue arrow in the bottom-right to send it.

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You can add filters, texts, stickers, music, and more to the snap, along with a tweet.

To open the tweet you sent so they can see the replies or share it, your recipient will need to swipe up on your snap.

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