Twitter Applications – SocialOomph
As you know Twitter doesn’t allow you to purge your direct messages. You are to delete them one at a time which is time consuming. However, there are third party twitter tools that you can use to purge your DM inbox.
Last month, I had reviewed two DM inbox cleaners, namely InboxCleaner and DM Cleaner. DM Cleaner offers only a trial run, and you will have to upgrade to use it regularly.
Today, I am going to review SocialOomph whcih is perhaps the best, and is free to use. In fact, SocialOomph is the best social media productivity solution on the web but in this article I shall only discuss how to use SocialOomph to purge your DM inbox.
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How to Use SocialOomph to Purge your DM Inbox
Before you proceed to purge your DM inbox, read the caution notice carefully:
This function deletes all the DMs on your live inbox on twitter.com. Use with caution. The purge is permanent. There is no backing out or “oops I want my DMs back” !
1. Visit SocialOomph and register for a free user account.
2. Log in to your account, click on ‘Posting” in the top menu, and select ‘Purge DMs on Twitter’ from the drop down menu.
3. Next you will be taken to a DM delete page:
a) Choose your Twitter account from the drop down menu.
b) You can run a purge on your Inbox to delete everything, or DMs older than 7 days, or DMs older than 30 days.
c) Check the Agreement checkbox that ‘I understand that this function deletes my actual DMs on the Twitter platform’.
d) Finally, click the ‘Perform Action’ button.
You will get a warning message telling you that the purge is permanent. Click Ok to continue.
You would be informed that the DM purge has been scheduled. The system will email you when the purge is finished.
Shortly, you will receive a SocialOomph Service notice by email that they have finished purging the DM inbox (DMs that you received) of your Twitter account as requested.
Check your Twitter DM inbox to verify that the DMs have been deleted.
You will still see all your Sent DMs as Twitter does not allow SocialOomph to delete DMs that you sent. For details, visit SocialOomph help page:
The DM Inbox purge went through, but it does not look as if the DMs have been deleted.
Give SocialOomph a try, and if you found this helpful, please give your valued feedback on our blog for the benefit of other readers.
You may learn more about Direct messages from Twitter support:
If you delete a direct message, that DM is removed from both the sender and recipient's history. More about DMs here: https://t.co/OpPn5RaO
— Support (@Support) October 3, 2012
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