People Were More Actively Deleting their Past Tweets in 2020, According to New Report [Infographic]

The chaos of 2020 seems to have prompted many people to second-guess themselves and their shared opinions, based on new stats shared by bulk tweet deletion tool Tweet Deleter.

According to Tweet Deleter’s figures, tweet deletion activity was up nearly 14% overall in 2020, with the most significant rise coming in June, at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests. That could suggest that users are taking a more cautious approach to what they post, and maybe re-assessing their past missives.

What’s more, Tweet Deleter also asked users why they were looking to remove their past tweets, with ‘cleaning up my feed for potential employers’┬ábeing the most common response, followed by ‘getting rid of embarrassing tweets’. ‘A change of opinions than what past tweets represent’ was also a popular motivation, as was ‘understanding that my tweets were offensive’, which is a positive reflection of broader societal shifts.

Tweet Deleter‘s data is based on usage of its app, which has deleted more than a billion tweets from over 1.3 million profiles. So while it doesn’t incorporate the entire Twitter user base, the sample size does provide a good indication of key trends and shifts.

You can check out more insights from Tweet Deleter’s research in the infographic below.

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