Delete tweets (or just replies or retweets) from your timeline, including tweets beyond the 3,200 tweet limit.
Configure API access
- Open Twitter's Application Management, and create a new Twitter app.
- Set the permissions of your app to Read and Write.
- Set the required environment variables:
TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY="[your consumer key]" TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET="[your consumer secret]" TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN="[your access token]" TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET="[your access token secret]"
Get your tweet archive
- Open your Twitter account page.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, click 'Request your archive' (not 'Your Twitter data' in the left sidebar!), and wait for the email to arrive.
- Follow the link in the email to download your Tweet archive.
- Unpack the archive, and move
tweets.csvto the same directory as this script.
Install the required dependencies.
pip install -r requirements.txt
For example, delete any tweet from before January 1, 2014:
python deletetweets.py -d 2014-01-01
Or delete all retweets:
python deletetweets.py -r retweet