How To Get Rid Of Your Posts On Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram Without Deleting The Apps?

How To Get Rid Of Your Posts On Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram Without Deleting The Apps?

Getting rid of your old or current posts on social media platforms like Facebook Twitter And Instagram is a big task. Maybe you don’t like those posts anymore or you want to delete them for a purpose or simply want to look neat and tidy on your pages. So get ready to learn as how to get rid of your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram without deleting the apps of your social media accounts.

How To Get Rid Of Your Posts On Facebook Twitter And Instagram Without Deleting The Apps?

1. Twitter

Twitter- How to delete the tweets

Twitter give you more options to delete your posts or delete the entire history of posits than Instagram or Facebook. As Twitter is more flexible and open to third-party apps and developers. This means those apps and developers can create tools to delete old tweets.

In case you wish to save your posts or download them before deleting then simply go to  the settings page on the web, click Your Twitter data and then download an archive of your data. Follow the instructions to get your tweets saved to your computer.

Follow the instructions to get your tweets saved to your computer.
Follow the instructions to get your tweets saved to your computer.

You can then start to delete old tweets on Twitter either manually or use Tweet Deleter.

Steps to delete

To delete the post manually, Pick through the posts on your profile, then click the little arrow next to one and choose Delete to remove it from existence. It never happened. Don’t forget to sift through your replies as well though – click Tweets & replies to see them. On mobile, you’ll see the same arrow icon next to each of your tweets, which will let you delete any that you’re not so fond of anymore.

You can go to site which lets you quickly wipe tweets older than a certain date (three months ago, six months ago, and so on), or based on a certain keyword. If you sign up for the premium tier (a single $21 payment), you can delete all of your tweets in one go, and set up more automated tasks.

Tweet Deleter

Tweet Deleter is another such useful tool. This offers even more control over which tweets get deleted. You’re able to search through particular date ranges, or find particular types of posts (such as those with images attached). Here the free tier is more restrictive though — you can only delete five tweets a day if you’re not paying, for example. With Tweet Deleter, a premium account will set you back roughly $17, though you can cancel your subscription whenever you like.

Tweet Deleter

Also there are many useful apps that can help you delete your previous tweets. Twitter limits third-party app access to your most recent 3,200 tweets. If you need to go back further than you need a workaround — in the case of TweetDelete and Tweet Deleter, they can use a downloaded copy of your Twitter archive to find and remove everything you’ve ever tweeted.

One such app is called Jumbo for Android and iOS. Among a suite of privacy features, Jumbo can delete your tweets in a similar way to TweetDelete and Tweet Deleter — again, once you connect with your account, you can erase tweets older than a certain number of months as they’d also have your phone so you still have an archive.

2. Facebook

Tweet Deleter
Tweet Deleter

Facebook is another popular social media app. You can here also save all your previous FB posts or any media if you want. If you go to your Facebook settings page on the web, then click Your Facebook information, you’ll see the Download your information option in the list.

Remember Facebook doesn’t allow third-party apps access to your posts the same way that Twitter does, but it does have a bulk deletion tool of its own that you can take advantage of. On the web, click your avatar top right to go to your profile, then select Manage posts. The next screen shows both your own posts and the posts you tag in.

How to delete Facebook posts from Facebook settings

You might need to use the Filters button to narrow down what’s on-screen — you can use it to jump to a particular year, for example. Now you need to do the selection of the posts you want to get rid of and click Next. The final screen lets you hide posts if they were made by others delete posts if they were made by you, or remove tags that link to you in other people’s posts.

Know the Steps

As a Facebook app on a mobile the process is very similar — tap your avatar top left; then tap the three dots on the right, then  go to Manage posts. You’re then at the same screen as you can find on the desktop; so you can filter out particular types of posts, hide posts, delete posts, and remove tags.

You can even undo your likes on Facebook; if you think maybe you’ve revealed a little bit too much or just hit the wrong reaction emoji. In a desktop web browser or on the mobile app; open up your profile page, tap the button labelled with three dots; then choose Activity log to see what you’ve been up to on Facebook and edit it if necessary.

Though there are not many trustworthy third-party apps; or bulk delete tools for Facebook as Facebook restricts access to outside apps; and limits exactly what they can do with your posts.

3. Instagram


It is a bit more complex on deleting your posts and have limited this access to any third party tool or app.  Downloading your archive before you start messing with it is easy enough, though: Log into Instagram on the web, then click your avatar, Settings, Privacy and Security, and finally Request Download.

When it comes to deleting posts, you need to do this through the mobile apps: Tap the profile icon at bottom right to see your posts, then tap on any picture or video to bring it up, then tap the three dots on top right. You can Delete the post or erase it completely or Archive it or hide it from everyone but you, complete with its likes and comments.

Comments are also pretty easy to remove on Instagram.
Comments are also pretty easy to remove on Instagram.

Comments are also pretty easy to remove on Instagram. Swipe left on any comment then tap on the trash can icon to strike it from the record — you can delete any comments underneath your own photos and videos, and delete your own comments on posts made by other people.

Instagram Jumbo

As mentioned above Jumbo app also comes to rescue as third party app to delete posts from Facebook and Instagram as well. For Instagram Jumbo will delete Instagram posts older than a certain number of months and then Jumbo deletes them and makes copies that are saved on your mobile.

Jumbo app to delete social media posts easily

Remember though you need to pay for Jumbo Privacy to help you out

Jumbo has put a pay-what-you-want policy in place, though certain features aren’t available if you don’t pay at all. For the time being, at least, it certainly looks like the best option for cleaning up your social media posts across multiple accounts once they reach a certain age, though you need to subscribe to get the most of it. If you only want a month’s worth of tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts on record, then it’s an option well worth considering.

At the time of writing, Jumbo Plus Monthly Recurring starts at $2.99 / month and Jumbo Pro Monthly Recurring – starts at $8.99 / month.

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Kamal Kaur