Deleting Mentions from Twitter iPhone App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Pravda, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Tried using Google/MRoogle but didn't find any help on this.

    I frequently get spams on my twitter account and its usually in my mentions section. I am able to delete them from my Mac, but i cant delete them from my Twitter iPhone App.

    The only way to do it is to first report the mention as spam (which will delete it from the twitter home page on my mac) and then to delete and reinstall the iPhone Twitter App.

    I hope there's a better way then this.
    How are you guys deleting the mentions?
  2. DarkCloud2015 macrumors member


    Feb 27, 2010
    I've noticed the same, I have old mentions from months ago that I don't really need to see every time I go into the mentions section. Maybe a delete mention function in next update?
  3. Pravda thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    I found a way around it. Delete the app and then reinstall it. Mentions gone.
    But hopefully there will be a better solution to this app in the near future. Its is my favorite twitter app so far. Very powerful and easy to navigate.
  4. Boca macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    Deleted app and reinstalled. Messages STILL there. Any update from anyone on how to delete these unwanted messages? thank you.
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You can't erase them because they're not messages that are saved on your phone. The @ mention area is just a built-in search feature that searches for people who used your name. Those spam-accounts used your name so they're going to come up in a search. Doesn't matter if you erase the app. It's not a message on your's a search that it'll find them every time it searches.

    This is like asking how you can erase things from Google searches. It doesn't work that way.

    You can erase Direct Messages by swiping them because they're actually messages to you.
  6. Simplewireless macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2011
    To delete mentions from iphone click the mention highlight the message then click on delete
  7. Pravda thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Thank you.

    Havent been on twitter in the last few weeks, Google+ has taken over.
  8. dolfinack macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2011
    I don't mean to sound dense here, but just how does one go about this? I can click the mention ok, brings it up on a new screen. There's no way for me to highlight the message (what do you mean? The whole thing? Just my @name?) and no delete option. I'm using iPhone 3GS with twitter app 3.5

    whooooooaaa hang on I just figured it out. I never, ever would have got that in a million years. ESOTERIC. iPhones/smartphones are SOO bloody annoying. More words on screen please!!! :)

    Many thanks
  9. Coolhawk00 macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    Mention delete

    I still can not figure it out. Can someone be more specific?
  10. adm422 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    Mention Deletion

    I have found a possible way to delete mentions. This is the process that I use.

    Instead of using the Twitter App, I use the Echofon App. I first report it as spam to Twitter from my e-mail account then I block that spammer on the Echofon App. I go to the mention with the spam, and delete the original tweet (I usually copy the tweet to my notes, so I can send it again after this process). I then do this:

    1. Hit the "home" icon at the bottom left of the app.

    2. Hit the "menu" icon at the top left of the home menu.

    3. Hit the "settings" icon at the bottom right of the "menu" menu.

    4. Scroll down to the bottom and touch the "Clear Local Cache"

    And the mentions with the spam (and unfortunately the tweet) are gone.

    Finally I tweet my original tweet again. It is kind of a pain to do but I think it's better and faster than deleting the whole App and re-downloading the App. Then if you want, you can go back to using the Twitter App for iPhone instead of Echofon, if you like that App better.

    Hope this helps!
  11. Tweetozaur macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2015
    In order to delete multiple old mentions you created in the past, you can use Tweetozaur.
    After logging in with your Twitter account, simply go to "Menu" -> "Tweets" -> "Delete Mentions", and select the mentions you would like to delete.

    It's free, and got lots of other cool features. Works on mobile as well :)


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