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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)
@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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