How To Unsend Message On Twitter From Both Sides

Your Quick Answer:

  1. You cannot Unsend a message directly on Twitter as it doesn’t provide an option that can delete a sent message from both sides. 
  2. However, you can use some indirect ways to get rid of direct messages from both sides. 
  3. You need to ask the receiver personally to delete the message from the chat screen and you do the same to get rid of it permanently. 
  4. If it doesn’t help, you can spam the message box by sending hundreds of messages so that the one that you wanted to delete gets hidden among the spam messages.
  5. Deleting your account permanently can help you delete a message on both sides. However, deleting your account would erase your entire conversation history as well as the tweets on your account. 

You can also pretend that your account was compromised previously. 

On Twitter, you can only delete a direct message from your side. It can be done both by using the mobile app of Twitter or from the Twitter web. 

How to delete messages from a chat on Twitter:

You can delete a direct message on Twitter from both your laptop and the Twitter mobile app. 

However, when you’re deleting a message from the chat screen, you’ll be able to delete it only from your side because Twitter doesn’t provide the option to delete a sent message from both the sender and the receiver. 

Unlike other social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook, on Twitter, once you send a message to anybody on Twitter, there’s no way you can remove a message from both sides. While you’re deleting a message, Twitter itself tells you this fact on the confirmation box.

It says This message will be deleted for you. The other people in the conversation will still be able to see it. 

1. Delete Messages from the Twitter app:

If you want to delete a direct message that you’ve sent to someone, you can do it using the Twitter mobile app. After deleting a message from the chat screen, it will not appear to you. But it will be visible to the other person to whom you had sent the message in the first place. 

Here are the steps you need to follow to delete a direct message from a Twitter chat using the Twitter mobile app: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Twitter application.

Step 2: Next, you’ll need to log in to your account using the correct credentials.

Step 3: From the home page, click on the envelope icon that’s at the bottom right of the screen.

envelope icon

Step 4: It will take you to the Message section of your Twitter profile.

Click on massage

Step 5: You’ll need to click and open the chat from which you need to delete the direct message.

tap on sms

Step 6: Click and hold the message that you want to delete, then you’ll be given two options in a box.

Step 7: You’ll have to go for the second one, i.e Delete message for you. Click on it and then click on Delete. 

Delete message for you

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2. Delete Messages from the Web:

When you want to operate your Twitter account from the web, you’ll have to use a web browser. You can use Google Chrome to go to www.twitter.com and then log into your Twitter account from your laptop to see as well as delete a direct message. 

Here are the steps to delete a direct message on Twitter:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Use a browser to log into your Twitter account from www.twitter.com.

Step 2: Then from the left bar, you’ll find a list of options. From there,  click on the Messages option.

click on the Messages option

Step 3: It will open the chat list. You need to search and open the chat from which you’re willing to delete a message.

Click on Chat

Step 4: Next, you need to point your mouse at the direct message that you want to delete and then click on the three dots icon next to the message. 

Click three dot

Step 5: Then click on Delete for you.

Click on Delete for You

Step 6: It will ask you to confirm your action, so click on the Delete button. 

🔯 Does deleting a Twitter message delete it on both sides?

When you’re deleting a message, it only gets deleted from your side. It doesn’t disappear from the chat screen to whom you’ve sent. This isn’t a secret because when you’re deleting a direct message from the chat screen, Twitter itself states the fact that ‘This message will be deleted for you. The other people in the conversation will still be able to see it’.

When you’re deleting a message, you don’t get the option to delete it for both sides, unlike other messaging platforms where it allows you to unsend a message that you’ve already sent. 

Previously, Twitter had options to unsend messages from both sides but it doesn’t allow it anymore. This has been an issue for all Twitter users as sometimes there’s the need to unsend a message that has been already sent. 

However, below you’ll be able to find some of the indirect ways that you can use for deleting a sent message on Twitter from both sides. 

Indirect ways to delete Twitter messages: 

Try the below following methods:

1. Ask User on DM to Delete:

Ask the user personally

Twitter no longer allows deleting messages from both sides. It doesn’t have any such option on the platform that can help you unsend a message that you’ve already sent. But there are some indirect ways to handle the situation where you need to delete a message that you’ve sent.

It might be a little too straightforward, but if you don’t want the receiver to have a text on the chat thread, you can just talk to the user directly and personally request him to delete the text from the chat.

If the person listens to you, then he will just delete the message from the chat so that it’s not visible to him anymore. If you want to make sure he has done it, you can ask for a screenshot too. 

2. Sending Spam Messages: 

Sending spam messages

If asking the user to delete the message directly is not possible for you, you can just send hundreds of random texts and messages along with several stickers and emojis to the user to spam the chat box. 

Twitter allows a maximum of a thousand messages to be sent to another user in a day. When you’re spamming the chat of the user, it would be very hard for him to find a single text from the chat thread. Therefore, the message that you want to unsent will kind of get hidden among all the spam messages. 

3. Pretend Your account has been Hacked:

Pretend your account has been hacked

If you’ve sent an embarrassing text to someone and were hoping that you would be able to delete it, then you’re wrong. You cannot delete a sent message on Twitter from both sides however you can always pretend that your account was hacked and the hacker might have sent it.

Along with that, you should also mention that you’ve recovered your account. This is the last method you should consider as it involves taking the help of a lie of your account being compromised. 

⭐️ Alternative Method: Delete your account

You can delete your account to get rid of the text you’ve sent from both sides. However, you should know that when you’re deleting your account, you won’t be able to have access to your previous tweets, photos, texts, etc. It would get deleted permanently. 

This is an extreme step. But if you’re interested in starting it afresh and new, you should consider deleting your account.

To delete your account, you’ll need to deactivate your account first. During the deactivation period, you should not log in to your account, or else it won’t get deleted after the 30 days deactivation period.

Once you put your account for deactivation, you’ll get 30 days during which you’ll be able to retrieve it back by logging in to it. Only if you don’t log in, then it will be deleted permanently after the deactivation period. After the deletion of your account, your account’s chat history will get deleted permanently from both sides and will not be visible to anyone anymore. 

🔴 Steps to Delete a Twitter account:

Step 1: Open the Twitter application.

Step 2: Next, you need to log into your Twitter account.

Step 3: Then click on the profile icon at the top left corner.

Click on the three lines icon

Step 4: Click on Settings and privacy.

Click on Settings and privacy

Step 5: Then, from the list of options, click on Your account.

click on Your account

Step 6: Click on Deactivate Account

Click on Deactivate Account

Step 7: Then click on the red Deactivate button. 

Click on the red Deactivate button

Step 8: Enter your password and click on Deactivate. 

Type password and click deactivate

Step 9:Then confirm it by clicking on Yes, Deactivate.

Step 10: You’ll need to wait for 30 days after which your account will get deleted permanently. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to delete messages on Twitter on a laptop?

You need to log in to your Twitter account from www.twitter.com and then click on the Messages option. It will open the chat list in the center of the screen. You need to hover your mouse on the message that you want to delete and then click on the three dots icon beside it. Then, click on Delete for you. Confirm it by clicking on Delete.

2. Does deactivating Twitter delete DMs?

No, when you’re deactivating your account, your DMs are not deleted from your account. You can log in to your account at any time during the deactivation period to see all the messages and chats on your Twitter account. However, after the 30 days deactivation period gets over and you don’t log into your account, it will be deleted permanently and your DMs and tweets would be lost too.

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