Social Media Twitter How to Edit a Tweet You can delete a tweet and repost it, but you can't edit by Susan Gunelius Writer Former Lifewire writer Susan Gunelius is a marketing communications specialist who writes about branding through blogs. our editorial process Susan Gunelius Updated on September 11, 2020 Twitter Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email 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. 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: Log in to your Twitter account and select Profile. Locate the tweet you want to delete and select the arrow located to the right to display a drop-down menu. Select Delete. Select Delete again to confirm. 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: Log in to your Twitter account and select Profile. Select the tweet you want to delete to open it in a separate window. Highlight and copy the contents of the tweet. Follow the above instructions for deleting a tweet. Paste the copied text into a new tweet. Make any edits or corrections. Select the Tweet button to post the revised tweet.