Looking for a juicy tweet only to find it’s been deleted? In the past you could use a site like Tweleted and Undetweetable but now? Not happening. Both sites and any like it, are closed since Twitter no longer allows tools to pull deleted tweets.
There is an exception however, Politwoops, a site dedicated to showing deleted tweets from politicans. I like to think Twitter is allowing this one because they have a sense of humor but it ends up being a more mundane reason like holding elected officials to their word.
There are twelve international versions of Politwoops, if you want to see what elected officials from France, Spain or Tunisia are saying, tune in. (The French are delete happy, they have more than any of the countries listed)
Tool Name: Politwoops
Description: Finds and lists deleted tweets from politicians. Searchable. Owned by the SunLight Foundation, from their website:
…”Politwoops is the only comprehensive collection of deleted tweets by U.S. politicians. From minor typos to major gaffes, Politwoops is now there to offer a searchable window into what they hoped you didn’t see.”
Here’s a winner recent tweet deleted a minute after being issued:
Deleting multiple tweets at once
If you feel like you’ve said things you shouldn’t, changed your mind about an issue, been spammed or just feel like it, there are tools that will delete multiple tweets from your Twitter account.
Description: Hands down the best tool I’ve found for deleting groups of tweets by keywords, hashtag and/or date range. Can delete up to 350 tweets an hour (Twitter API restriction)
Description: A basic tool, deletes tweets by date only.
Description: App for Apple and Android phones. Delete tweets by the hour, day, week or month. Can be found on iTunes and Google Play. Has almost as many one star user reviews as five star.
Type: Free and paid versions