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[Recipe] Delete all your likes/favorites from Twitter

Ever wanted to delete all your likes/favorites from Twitter but only found broken/expensive tools? You are in the right place.

  1. Go to: https://twitter.com/{username}/likes
  2. Open the console and run the following JavaScript code:
setInterval(() => {
  for (const d of document.querySelectorAll('div[data-testid="unlike"]')) {
    d.click()
  }
  window.scrollTo(0, document.body.scrollHeight)
}, 1000)
@plambrechtsen
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FYI for anyone who happens across this gist, there is a limit of 1000 likes / unlikes per day and older liked tweets don't show up as "liked" on your timeline, so you need to like and unlike them to actually remove them.
I am using semiphemeral to remove the likes and retweets.
As per https://github.com/micahflee/semiphemeral#deleting-old-likes

@bobmagicii
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bobmagicii commented Dec 30, 2022

the OG post is still working for me on the 30th of dec 2022. doing it in batches of 900 due to the rate limit.

i think a lot of people seeing it not work are seeing cache. the current iteration of their site uses stupid amounts of local cache in addition to server side stuff. a hard refresh (shift+refresh) usually clears it. also deleting my tweets with another script, my counter still says 41 even though there are 1. and yesterday it still said 83. so that was more of their server side cache i think and maybe a week from now it'll be a different lower number.

also i think if you posted in "communities" those count as posts but are not searchable by anything on their system. i was semi active in the php community and there seems to be no way to even manually find those posts to hand delete.

if you're rooting around the dev console to use this you can kinda see how absolutely bad their app is. cors violations for days lmao.

another final note if you do hit the api rate limit, and hit it too hard, the rest of the ui will take a dump. if you hit the like delete rate limit and refresh there is a chance it will say you still have 300 likes, but "you dont have any likes yet" for a while, because the api just so angry. that only happened once so far though. it can also happen if you've blocked accounts. you'll have to unblock and unmute them.

@7jmoran
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7jmoran commented Jan 5, 2023

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Hello!

I hope those who see this are having a great week. I used the script to mass delete likes, and it was working well until it broke. I guess I did it too quickly and reached the limit. If anyone, absolutely anyone, can help me figure out how to fix this so that my likes will reappear so that I can continue deleting likes (carefully this time), I will be eternally grateful. Please. I am desperate. I am afraid that I have ruined Twitter forever. As you can see, it says that I have not liked anything yet, but I have over 5K likes.

Thank you!

@Jsdfngjkds
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i have the same problem, the no. of tweets is 300 but it says on the likes tab You don’t have any likes yet
. ANY HELP?

@bobmagicii
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bobmagicii commented Jan 8, 2023

every weekend i have to go back to twitter and more likes are there. its almost like it takes their system forever to dig them out of super old archive. and if i unlike like 20 of them, while still staring at more and refresh all of them will vanish. until next weekend again. im down to 291 now.

you just have to keep on keeping on.

@10ensura
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10ensura commented Jan 18, 2023

by favorite, you mean bookmarks yes or no ? thats can be usefull for myself if yes.

@jbreckmckye
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It's hard to say what the deal is with Twitter right now. Since the takeover it seems increasingly unstable. A lot of non-core things are apparently silently broken

@gomexreal
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thankyou sir :) worked your all script ,

@allbombs
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Thanks for sharing this.
It removed 5k likes, but now i'm stuck at 4k? It appears around 2018 is when the above script stopped working.

It's been 36 hours and stuck

@RodLeyton
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RodLeyton commented Feb 2, 2023

Working very well. Thank you, glad I searched first!
Takes a while, set interval a lot longer to stop twitters rate limiter.
Even 10sec still hit the rate limiter, but this was a new account so only had 10k likes.
Take note of the "[HTTP/2 429 Too Many Requests 208ms]".
If you want to run it overnight, may need to add delay per click instead.
Thank you very much

@rafacampoamor
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Is there a way to the same with Retweets?

@MohdAsad5
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My dear sir, I disliked all my posts on Twitter at once through the code you mentioned. And I became very happy. But I want to ask you that can we delete or undo all tweets or retweets on Twitter in one go through code..??
Let me know if you have any such code. I want to delete and undo all tweets of twitter through code.
If you have any such code please send me code on E-mail: mohdasad3786@gmail.com so that I can delete all tweets.
I am waiting for your reply. of your answer..!!

Regards
Mohd Asad

@subsubsubsubsubsub
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subsubsubsubsubsub commented Feb 25, 2023

is there a new code to remove likes? The above doesn't work for me anymore. deleted 2000 likes. 1000 left?

@subsubsubsubsubsub
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is there a new code to remove likes? The above doesn't work for me anymore. deleted 2000 likes. 1000 left?

try using this use the refresh and ctrl+L to clear the console and start this code

const run = () => { let intervalId = setInterval(() => { for (const d of document.querySelectorAll('div[data-testid="unlike"]')) { d.click(); } }, 3000);

let scrollIntervalId = setInterval(() => { window.scrollTo(0, document.body.scrollHeight); }, 5000);

setTimeout(() => { clearInterval(intervalId); clearInterval(scrollIntervalId); setTimeout(run, 900000); }, 900000); };

run();

net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_ADBLOCKER

@subsubsubsubsubsub
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such a problem, in the likes, there are no likes on the posts themselves. it is necessary to like and remove, maybe because of this the script does not work? and need to be redone? likes for 2018

@jbreckmckye
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jbreckmckye commented Feb 25, 2023

I am aware that this is turning into the programmer's version of playing Stairway to Heaven.

But here's mine

  • rather than estimating a scroll offset, it simply uses focus() to scroll the next item into view
  • has a backoff every 50 unlikes to prevent HTTP 429: Too Many Requests
function nextUnlike() {
  return document.querySelector('[data-testid="unlike"]')
}

function wait(ms) {
  return new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, ms))
}

async function removeAll() {
  let count = 0
  let next = nextUnlike()
  while (next && count < 500) {
    next.focus()
    next.click()
    console.log(`Unliked ${++count} tweets`)
    await wait(count % 50 === 0 ? 30000 : 2000)
    next = nextUnlike()
  }
  console.log('Out of unlikes, count =', count)
}

removeAll() 

At time of writing this is printing Unliked 1506 tweets

@subsubsubsubsubsub
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Doesn't work again. a day has passed.

@isabellechia427
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isabellechia427 commented Feb 27, 2023

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hi! may i know is there anyway to fix this? i've tried the code above but it became like this. very thankful if anybody can help me to solve this problem :( thanks a lot!

@rogervenson
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hi! may i know is there anyway to fix this? i've tried the code above but it became like this. very thankful if anybody can help me to solve this problem :( thanks a lot!

hey, were you able to fix this somehow?? I'm so annoyed by it, and the worst thing is that other accounts can see these likes that are invisible for me...

@bitridge
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bitridge commented Mar 6, 2023

This is amazing

@isabellechia427
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hi! may i know is there anyway to fix this? i've tried the code above but it became like this. very thankful if anybody can help me to solve this problem :( thanks a lot!

hey, were you able to fix this somehow?? I'm so annoyed by it, and the worst thing is that other accounts can see these likes that are invisible for me..

noooo, my Twitter is still like this :( but not sure can other accs see the likes

@razaahmed301
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It worked for me! Thanks

@10ensura
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10ensura commented Mar 9, 2023

Pour votre information, pour tous ceux qui traversent cet essentiel, il y a une limite de 1000 likes / likes par jour et les anciens tweets aimés n'apparaissent pas comme "aimés" sur votre chronologie, vous devez donc les aimer et ne pas les aimer pour les supprimer. J'utilise semiphemeral pour supprimer les likes et les retweets. Selon https://github.com/micahflee/semiphemeral#deleting-old-likes

isn't work...

@ranjanquiet
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none of the code on this page are working.

@verma-rajatk
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Great job! It works as of Mar 17 2023. Many Thanks.

@ianathompson
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I am aware that this is turning into the programmer's version of playing Stairway to Heaven.

But here's mine

  • rather than estimating a scroll offset, it simply uses focus() to scroll the next item into view
  • has a backoff every 50 unlikes to prevent HTTP 429: Too Many Requests
function nextUnlike() {
  return document.querySelector('[data-testid="unlike"]')
}

function wait(ms) {
  return new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, ms))
}

async function removeAll() {
  let count = 0
  let next = nextUnlike()
  while (next) {
    next.focus()
    next.click()
    console.log(`Unliked ${++count} tweets`)
    await wait(count % 50 === 0 ? 30000 : 2000)
    next = nextUnlike()
  }
  console.log('Out of unlikes, count =', count)
}

removeAll() 

At time of writing this is printing Unliked 1506 tweets

This works wonderfully. Thank you @jbreckmckye

@limeraiin
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I am aware that this is turning into the programmer's version of playing Stairway to Heaven.
But here's mine

  • rather than estimating a scroll offset, it simply uses focus() to scroll the next item into view
  • has a backoff every 50 unlikes to prevent HTTP 429: Too Many Requests
function nextUnlike() {
  return document.querySelector('[data-testid="unlike"]')
}

function wait(ms) {
  return new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, ms))
}

async function removeAll() {
  let count = 0
  let next = nextUnlike()
  while (next) {
    next.focus()
    next.click()
    console.log(`Unliked ${++count} tweets`)
    await wait(count % 50 === 0 ? 30000 : 2000)
    next = nextUnlike()
  }
  console.log('Out of unlikes, count =', count)
}

removeAll() 

At time of writing this is printing Unliked 1506 tweets

This works wonderfully. Thank you @jbreckmckye

It is not working either

main.2b1c61fa.js:1 POST https://twitter.com/i/api/graphql/ZYKSe-w7KEslx3JhSIk5LA/UnfavoriteTweet 429

it logs "x tweets removed" but in reality nothing changes.

@jbreckmckye
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jbreckmckye commented Apr 2, 2023

@limeraiin You may need to increase the timeout. Wait a day or so as well, so you aren't on any LB blacklists.

I think sometimes it takes a little while for the API to fully reconcile updates.

It's also possible twitter are clamping down further on rate issues due to problems on their platform. It's a bit inexact.

@danielraffel
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Any idea how to unretweet a tweet If you’re blocked? I read this...
https://medium.com/@SeloSlav/how-to-unretweet-a-tweet-if-youre-blocked-9b4c294f4b3f
And have the tweetID...possible to modify one of the above scripts and use the ID and unretweet it in the console?

@nicoh88
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nicoh88 commented Apr 18, 2023

Hello, can the script be tapped so that only likes older than 30 days are removed? Would be great!

And maybe the whole thing for retweets too?

Thanks

@GitJuankof
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Funcionó hasta cierto punto, porque, al igual que otros, me apacen likes invisibles que no se dejaron borrar. ¡Muchas gracias!

@sunnycs121
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sunnycs121 commented May 17, 2023

I thought it was working until i refreshed the likes page, all likes were there and now I cannot even unlike manually. I f i try to manually unlike any post it automatically likes it again. Long story short now my likes are permanent forever. 👎

@asontemn
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Thanks!

@paul3xl
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paul3xl commented Jun 9, 2023

I thought it was working until i refreshed the likes page, all likes were there and now I cannot even unlike manually. I f i try to manually unlike any post it automatically likes it again. Long story short now my likes are permanent forever. 👎

same :(

@bfontaine
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bfontaine commented Jul 29, 2023

I thought it was working until i refreshed the likes page, all likes were there and now I cannot even unlike manually. I f i try to manually unlike any post it automatically likes it again. Long story short now my likes are permanent forever. 👎

I have the same issue, but it’s only temporary: it’s because with all these calls you hit the API limits, and you can’t call it anymore for a while. Come back ten minutes later, and you should be able to delete likes again.

@inakicalvo
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Thanks a lot! This helped me a lot!

@rhodiumtertbutyl
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Okay, so here is my experience with this. I used it about a week or so ago, and my likes were still there but they did not have the red heart on them. This morning, however, all of my likes were deleted and I only have a handful or so. It takes a bit of time for the API to catch up I think, especially if you have a lot. I had the same issues as people above, although, mine did show up for me. Just could not manually unlike them. Thanks for providing this code, really appreciate it. Sites like tweetdeleter and semiephemeral did not work for likes.

@rhodiumtertbutyl
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Alright, just kidding. I went back to my original like count with the red hearts blurred out again. Interested to see why it reverted back.

@rhodiumtertbutyl
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Alright, just kidding. I went back to my original like count with the red hearts blurred out again. Interested to see why it reverted back.

OKAY here is an update: after about a month or so, my likes appeared to go back to normal and I could manually unlike them. HOWEVER, I don't think the code ended up deleting any of them. So if you plan to utilize this, make sure there's a way to only unlike a certain amount that does not fuck with the API. I don't know how to do it but someone in here might.

@chrisheninger
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Checking the network request's response shows rate-limit info.

If you're running the command you'll quickly find out you can only unlike ~500 tweets in a ~15 minute period (as of September 2023)

You'll need to wait for the limit to reset– you can copy/paste the timestamp into https://www.epochconverter.com/ to figure out when it will reset.

@jbreckmckye
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jbreckmckye commented Sep 18, 2023

Good find @chrisheninger! I guess then any script should take that into account

function nextUnlike() {
  return document.querySelector('[data-testid="unlike"]')
}

function wait(ms) {
  return new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, ms))
}

async function removeAll() {
  let count = 0
  let next = nextUnlike()
  while (next && count < 500) {
    next.focus()
    next.click()
    console.log(`Unliked ${++count} tweets`)
    await wait(count % 50 === 0 ? 30000 : 2000)
    next = nextUnlike()
  }
  if (next) {
    console.log('Finished early to prevent rate-limiting')
  } else {
    console.log('Finished, count =', count)
  }
}

removeAll() 

@Eggroley
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Eggroley commented Nov 3, 2023

Anyone have something that works for the old twitter layout? I currently can't see any past likes at all using the new twitter layout. Old one still shows them. Right now I'm using an extension to get the old look.

@keerthiteja
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Anyone have something that works for the old twitter layout? I currently can't see any past likes at all using the new twitter layout. Old one still shows them. Right now I'm using an extension to get the old look.

If you are using dimdenGD extension, you can use the below updated code. I just updated the querySelector .

function nextUnlike() {
  return document.querySelector('.tweet-interact-favorite.tweet-interact-favorited')
}

function wait(ms) {
  return new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, ms))
}

async function removeAll() {
  let count = 0
  let next = nextUnlike()
  while (next && count < 500) {
    next.focus()
    next.click()
    console.log(`Unliked ${++count} tweets`)
    await wait(count % 50 === 0 ? 30000 : 2000)
    next = nextUnlike()
  }
  if (next) {
    console.log('Finished early to prevent rate-limiting')
  } else {
    console.log('Finished, count =', count)
  }
}

removeAll()

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