How to Edit a Tweet

You can delete a tweet and repost it, but you can't edit

If you spend time on Twitter, you may have posted something you regret. Maybe it was a misspelling or an angry rant you changed your mind about the following day. Twitter doesn't let you edit a tweet. Once you send it, your only options are to delete it or to copy it before deleting it and posting a revised version. We show you how to do both below.

The instructions in this guide are for the browser-based version of Twitter on PC. However, these instructions also work on Mac and on the Android and iOS Twitter apps.

Person panicking over a misspelled Tweet they just posted
Lifewire / Lisa Fasol

How to Delete a Tweet

You can quickly remove an unwanted tweet if you make a typo or don't want it on your feed anymore. Here's how:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account and select Profile.

    The Profile button on Twitter
  2. Locate the tweet you want to delete and select the arrow located to the right to display a drop-down menu.

  3. Select Delete.

    The Delete button for a tweet
  4. Select Delete again to confirm.

    The Delete confirmation button for a tweet

How to Post a Revised Tweet

Posting a revised tweet essentially means copying and pasting the old tweet, then making any necessary changes before tweeting it again. Here's how to do it:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account and select Profile.

    The Profile button on Twitter
  2. Select the tweet you want to delete to open it in a separate window.

  3. Highlight and copy the contents of the tweet.

    Copying a previously posted tweet to repost it.
  4. Follow the above instructions for deleting a tweet.

  5. Paste the copied text into a new tweet. Make any edits or corrections.

    Pasting a revised tweet
  6. Select the Tweet button to post the revised tweet. 

    Press the Tweet button to send