Delete a retweet: 4 steps (with images)

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Delete a retweet: 4 steps (with images)
Delete a retweet: 4 steps (with images)

Retweeting is a great way to share something you think can be repeated with others. There's the official "retweet," supported by Twitter and anyone using the Twitter API, identified by the retweet icon. This article will show you how to delete official Twitter retweets from your timeline.


Method 1 of 2: Delete your retweets

Delete a Retweet Step 1

Step 1. Decide which retweet you want to delete

Tweets have a green retweet arrow at the top right of the Tweet, and when you roll over the Tweet, you'll see a green text link that says "Retweeted."

Delete a Retweet Step 2

Step 2. Click on the "Retweeted" link

This will undo or remove the retweet from your timeline.

This will not remove the original tweet from your timeline

Method 2 of 2: Hide retweets from other users

Delete a Retweet Step 3

Step 1. Recognize when a retweet is from someone you don't follow

Occasionally, someone you don't follow will tweet something, which is then retweeted by someone who does follow you. You can identify those tweets by the gray text “Retweeted by…,” along with a gray retweet icon.

Delete a Retweet Step 4

Step #2. Disable individual retweets

You can't delete other people's retweets from your timeline, so your only way out if this becomes a problem is to disable retweets from specific users. Furthermore, there is no method to block multiple retweets at the same time. You will have to solve this per user. To clean up the mess, go to the homepage of the users you follow.

  • Next to the blue "Followers" button, click on the profile icon. Scroll down the pop-up menu, and select "Disable Retweets."
  • No more retweets from this person's posts will appear on your timeline. You will still see the original tweets.
  • Note that this is not retroactive: all previous retweets will remain on your timeline.


  • If your Tweets are protected, other people won't be able to retweet them.
  • You cannot retweet your own Tweets.

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