Just had a messy breakup? Renouncing your love of your once-favorite band? Embarrassed by some late-night musings you posted on Twitter? Just got a new job and want to clean up your online social networking profiles? Then you are clearly in need of a tool to help you delete all those old tweets. Doing it manually, as well you know, is a huge pain in the butt. If you need to delete a ton of tweets in a hurry, try DLTTR, an iPhone app for deleting tweets from a certain time period.
What is it and what does it do
DLTTR lets users delete tweets by the hour, day, week, month, or year. There is even a way that you can delete all of your past tweets, in order to give yourself a clean slate.
- Simple to use and navigate
- Facebook deleting capabilities will be featured in an upcoming version of the app
- DLTTR is allowed to read tweets from your timeline, see who you follow, update your profile, and post tweets. However, it is not allowed to access your Twitter DMs or see your Twitter password.
- Easy to submit feedback or bug reports from within the app
- Some features require a Pro account, including deleting tweets all at once, or other deleting options. Pro account can be purchased via an in-app upgrade for $2.99
- After removal of all tweets, the counter of tweets isn’t always at zero, due to Twitter restrictions.
- After tweets with photos are deleted, the photos themselves stay visible for a little while after deletion
DLTTR lets users delete tweets by the hour, day, week, month, or year. You can also delete your entire Twitter history: perfect if you need to reinvent yourself before a job interview or after a nasty breakup. This is great if you have thousands of tweets to delete and not a lot of time to do it. You can delete over 5,000 tweets in just a couple of minutes, which is way faster than if you tried to do the same thing on the Twitter website. You can also set tweets to delete, close the app, and get a push notification once the tweets are all gone.
The app is simple to navigate, and there’s something very cool about that big red button of doom. You can delete all your tweets (or just the incriminating ones) with ease. Sure, you could just delete your account: but then you’d have to build all of your followers up from scratch again. This is a hassle-free tool.
Conclusion and download link
Bottom line: if you need to clean out your Twitter backlog in a hurry, there isn’t a more respected app out there. It may have some buggy little issues with how things get displayed, but you still get a solid app that does what it promises to do. If you hate the things you used to tweet about, DLTTR is here to help.
Version reviewed: 1.1.1
Requires iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, iOS 3.2 or later
Download size: 13.6 MB