Every single person who uses Twitter should regularly delete their old tweets — here's how to do it (TWTR)

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  • In case you haven’t noticed, it doesn’t pay to keep around your old tweets — just ask James Gunn, or Kevin Hart.
  • People have lost their jobs or seriously damaged their careers because old, immature, or otherwise inappropriate tweets were unearthed.
  • The things you say on the internet generally follow you — especially on Twitter.
  • If you’re using Twitter, and you care at all about your career, you should be deleting your old tweets on a regular basis.
  • Thankfully, there are some easy ways, and even some services, to do just that.

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First of all, if you ever want to archive your tweets before deleting them, it’s easy.

Just go to your settings in Twitter, visit „Your Twitter data,“ and at the very bottom, you’ll see a big button that says „Request data.“

It might take awhile, but you’ll eventually get an email from Twitter with a big ol‘ ZIP file full of old tweets.

Now that you’ve saved your tweets for posterity, you can start working on deleting your tweets.

How you choose to do that is up to you. You can search for specific offensive words in your past tweets, or delete them in batches at a time.

To delete tweets with specific words, you’ll want to visit Twitter Advanced Search.

Just search for any bad word you might be thinking of, and you’ll see any offensive things you may have said.

You can then manually click and delete each tweet that way.

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