Do you ever wonder if the tweet you are reading is the most recent one or is it a tweet that was deleted after posting?
Twitter users can delete their tweets anytime they want. So technically, in the Twitter timeline, there are deleted tweets too.
What about viewing them? Can you really see deleted tweets in the Twitter timeline? How to find out which ones are not there anymore? Is there any way for this purpose? Do they still exist somewhere even when you cannot seem to spot them in your news feed or search results?
If you ever thought about these questions, then this article might be worth checking out. By knowing how to view deleted tweets on Twitter, you will know more about what’s going on with other people’s timelines and conversations.
Without further ado, let’s find out how to view deleted tweets!
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How To View Deleted Tweets?
There are different methods to view deleted tweets on Twitter.
Method 1. View Deleted Tweets by Using Search
To view deleted tweets, you can search for it using the Twitter Search box. By placing a minus sign right before the word “deleted”, you can filter out all deleted tweets. To do so follow these steps:
Step 1. Log in to your Twitter account.
Step 2. Visit twitter.com/search and type ‘-deleted’ without the quotes inside the search box on top of the page.
Step 3. You can now see all tweets that are deleted by users on Twitter.
Method 2: View Deleted Tweets Using Chrome Extensions
To view deleted tweets, you can also use Chrome extensions. There are different Chrome extensions that can show deleted tweets.
One of the popular Chrome extensions that can view deleted tweets is the “Deleted Tweets” extension. This extension will show all your past tweets including the ones that were deleted. To install this extension, follow these steps:
Step 1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to the chrome web store.
Step 2. In the search bar, type “deleted tweets” without quotes and press enter.
Step 3. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button and then click on the “Add extension” button in the pop-up window.
Once the extension is installed, you will see a new icon of a clock on the upper right side of the toolbar in Google Chrome. Clicking on that icon will display all your tweets, including deleted ones.
The “Deleted Tweets” extension only shows your deleted tweets since you installed it. If you want to view all other users’ deleted tweets too, then install another Twitter timeline extension called “Delete Old Tweets”. This way, you can see what others are deleting on Twitter!
Method 3: View Deleted Tweets Using Firefox Extensions
Just like Chrome extensions, there are also firefox extensions available for viewing deleted tweets on Twitter.
One of them is “Mozilla Archive Format” which stores copies of old web pages before they get replaced by new pages. By installing this extension, every page that you visit, including deleted tweets, will be archived by Mozilla.
Once the extension is installed, just navigate to twitter.com and all your recent tweets will appear in the drop-down box at the top of the page with their deletion time. This way, you can check out if any tweets are deleted or not!
Method 4. View Deleted Tweets Using Tweet Back Up
Tweet Back-Up is a third-party application that allows you to restore old tweets on your account. It also syncs all your tweets and saves them so if something happens to your account, the backed up data can be used for recovery purposes. If you have this app installed, then deleted tweets will automatically get restored and you can view them too!
You can also follow these steps to use the Tweet Back-Up app:
Step 1. Open your browser and go to tweetbackup.org
Step 2. Click on the “Login with Twitter” button at the bottom of the page if you have not logged in already. If you have, then find “Restore” under Settings and click on it.
Step 3. Scroll down a little bit to see all data that will be restored from your account, including tweets!
Now just press the blue button called “Start restoration”. This way, you can restore all your old tweets, including deleted ones too!
Note: Remember that Tweet backup restores old tweets from other people until uploaded by you or others so make sure to always send them first unless someone else sends them to you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q, How do I permanently delete a tweet?
A. To permanently delete a tweet, you can either use the Twitter website or application.
For the website, go to twitter.com/account and find “Tweets” on the left side menu bar. On this page, you will see all your tweets listed. Find the tweet that you want to delete and click on the “Delete” link below it.
For the app, open the app and go to your profile. Tap on the “Tweet” button at the top of your screen and then find the tweet that you want to delete. Tap on the three dots icon at the bottom of your tweet and select “Delete Tweet”.
Q. How can I view deleted tweets on my iPhone or iPad?
A. Unfortunately, there is no way to view deleted tweets on your iPhone or iPad. The only way is to use one of the methods mentioned earlier in this article.
Q. How can I see deleted tweets of other Twitter users?
A. To view deleted tweets of other Twitter users, you can install the “Delete Old Tweets” extension in Chrome or Firefox. This way, you can see all the deleted tweets of any user on Twitter!
Q. How long do deleted tweets stay on Twitter?
A. Deleted tweets are usually removed from Twitter within a few days but sometimes they may take longer to be removed.
Q. Why are my old tweets not loading when I try to view them on the website or app?
A. There could be several reasons why your old tweets are not loading when you try to view them on the website or app. One possibility is that your account has been locked or suspended.
Another reason might be that the tweets have been deleted from Twitter’s servers. If this is the case, then there is no way to view them, unfortunately.
You should now be able to know how to see deleted tweets. I hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful! If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment below! Thank you for reading my blog. :)