How to delete a tweet on Twitter

Social media platform Twitter allows users to follow other accounts and see their tweets in their timelines . It also allows users to interact with tweets by liking, retweeting, and replying to them. Twitter users share tweets that have images, texts, news, opinions and other information. The platform has been used by individuals, businesses, and public figures to communicate with their followers.

Sometimes while tweeting, people make mistakes such as spelling or grammatical errors, incorrect information, or posting something they didn’t mean to. In such cases, deleting the tweet can be a way to correct the mistake.

What happens when a tweet is deleted
When a tweet is deleted, it is removed from the user’s profile and is no longer visible to the public on Twitter. However, if other users have retweeted or shared the deleted tweet, those retweets and shares will still be visible on those users’ profiles. Additionally, if someone has taken a screenshot or archived the tweet, it may still be accessible even after deletion.

In some cases, deleted tweets may still be accessible through third-party services that archive tweets. However, Twitter’s API policies prohibit developers from making deleted tweets available through their services.

It’s worth noting that Twitter may also retain deleted tweets in its internal databases for a period of time for various reasons, such as complying with legal requests or enforcing its policies.

Follow these steps, to delete a tweet on Twitter:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Find the tweet you want to delete.
  3. Click or tap on the downward-facing arrow icon in the top right corner of the tweet.
  4. Select “Delete Tweet” from the menu.
  5. Confirm that you want to delete the tweet by clicking or tapping “Delete” in the pop-up window.

If you are a Twitter Blue subscriber, then you need not have to delete a tweet. Instead, you can edit the tweet and upload it on Twitter. Recently, the microblogging platform unveiled Twitter Blue in India. Twitter Blue costs Rs 900 per month on Android and iOS and Rs 650 per month on the web.

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