Everyone of us has had a moment when we emailed or sent a message to someone we regretted sending. You are probably familiar with the feature to recall a sent message in Outlook, provided that person has not opened the email yet or the process to un-send a message in Gmail in the 10 seconds that is available after hitting the Send button. Similarly, you can now recall Twitter DMs that you accidentally send or receive on your Timeline. In this post lets’ see how to recall Twitter messages or to put it another way delete Twitter messages before it causes any embarrassment.
How to Recall Twitter Direct Messages or Delete Twitter Messages
1. Login to your Twitter account.
2. Click the Gear icon and select Direct messages.
3. In the ensuing dialog box, you’ll see a list of direct messages you sent or received. Select the message you want to delete.
4. In the next screen, hover over the message and you’ll notice a trash can. Click the trash can.
5. In the next screen, click Delete message to delete the message.
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The message will not only be deleted from your Twitter Outbox, but also from the recipient’s Inbox.
Delete Twitter Messages After its Read
If the Twitter recipient has turned on message push notification, they are more likely to see the message than not. But, who knows, you may just be lucky that the recipient has not read your DM.
That said, you can still delete Twitter messages after the recipient has read the message. This way you remove all traces of the message from both accounts even after the fact.
Remember, you can not only delete Twitter messages you sent, but you can also delete Twitter messages you received from your followers. Deleting the message will simply erase all traces of its existence and save you or your messenger the blushes!
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