Being active on social media gives you a great opportunity to interact with other people.
However, some people don’t like being visible to others and want more privacy regarding which of their activities others can see.
One of these options is likes or favorites on Twitter which tell people a lot about your preferences.
Plus, Twitter will use these likes to get a general idea of your tastes and suggest more posts similar to the ones you liked.
If you’re interested in learning how to hide likes on Twitter, continue reading this post.
How To Hide Likes On Twitter
Unfortunately, there’s no clear-cut way to hide your tweets from other people, either followers or non-followers.
The only options available are workarounds that pose some other limitations to your account, and you should perform them only if you’re desperate to remove or hide your likes.
1. Go Private To Hide Twitter Likes From Non-followers
If you don’t want other people to know what tweets you like, you can hide those favorites from them.
By going through these settings, you’ll make your account private, and if someone wants to see your activity, they have to follow you.
However, by making your account private, you’ll miss out on many chances of interacting with others and taking advantage of the opportunities of using this open platform.
To go private:
After logging in to your Twitter account, go to your profile by tapping on the “profile” icon on the top right corner.
- Open the dropdown menu and locate “Settings.”
- Select “Security and Privacy.”
- Click on “Privacy” and check the box next to “Protect my Tweets.”
- Select “Protect” to make your likes, tweets, and replies to other people’s tweets visible to your followers only.
When you make your account private, some other things happen that you should know about.
If someone wants to follow you on Twitter, first they have to send a request, and then you can either accept or reject their follow request.
Although your tweets, retweets, and likes are visible to your followers, they can retweet or comment on your tweets.
That’s the trade-off you have to make between more privacy and less interaction.
When you make your tweets protected, they become invisible to all search engines, including Google.
If someone searches your tweets, profile, or the keywords in your tweets, search engines won’t show your content to them.
Only your followers can search your tweets and profile.
2. Get Your Likes Back
If you want to hide your likes on Twitter without making your account private, there’s another method you can try.
Go to your Twitter “Profile” and click on “Favorites” in the dropdown menu.
Now you can see all the tweets you’ve ever liked.
Find and tap on the specific tweet that you’ve favorited and want to hide and tap “Unfavorite.”
You can select as many tweets as you want to hide from other people.
However, this option may not be the most favorable one for you since you’ll remove the like, and nobody, including the account whose tweet you liked, can see your like.
You may want to hide these likes from certain people, not the owner of the account.
Plus, you need to choose the tweets one by one and remove their likes.
How To Unfavorite All the Tweets You’ve Liked
If you decide to clear your liking history completely from your Twitter, you need to unfavorite all the tweets you’ve liked so far.
If you’ve been an active Twitter user, there may be thousands of them, which can’t be easy to unfavorite quickly.
Here are some methods you can do to unlike all of your liked tweets.
1. Go Old-school
This old-fashioned method is the first thing that comes to your mind: removing your likes one by one.
You can perform this method, which we have discussed above, on the Twitter mobile app or desktop browser.
Manual deletion is easy and uncomplicated.
It lets you keep some of your favorites, but it can take ages and get tedious.
In addition, manual deletion has one important limitation.
You can’t access all of the tweets you’ve ever liked.
If there are more than 3,200 tweets, you can’t see the older ones as Twitter only shows you 3,200 tweets that you’ve favorited.
In this case, you need to try other methods.
2. Use The Google Chrome Console
The Google Chrome console is ideal for removing likes from a large number of tweets.
Although it’s much quicker than the previous method, it has the same limitation for the number of tweets you can unfavorite.
You can only access 3,200 tweets that you’ve liked, and the rest are unavailable.
To do so:
- Log into your Twitter account on Google Chrome.
- Find the “Likes” section and click on it to open its page.
- Once you’re on the page, press F12 to open Chrome’s console.
- Click on the “Console” tab to open it.
- Copy “$(‘.ProfileTweet-actionButtonUndo.ProfileTweet-action–unfavorite’).click();” and paste it into the console field after removing the quotation marks.
- Press “Enter” to run the script and then check the results to see how many tweets have been unfavorited.
If any tweets are remaining, repeat the process until every like is removed.
3. Use Third-Party Apps
Since Twitter doesn’t have a native option to mass delete your likes, you need to turn to third-party tools.
The problem with these tools is that not all of them are secure, which is particularly challenging since they require full access to your Twitter account.
You have to make sure the app is fully safe to avoid any safety and privacy threats.
Another problem is that not all of these apps deliver what they promise.
You may end up paying money for the service you won’t get.
That’s why it’s important to read all the online reviews before deciding to purchase them.
If you find a reliable third-party tool, it’s the best way to mass-delete your liked tweets and get the work done easily and quickly.
One of these tools is Twitter Archive Eraser, which doesn’t have the 3,200-tweet limit.
Although it’s a paid app, you can use the free version to delete 1,000 tweets a week.
Remember that this app has only desktop versions, like most apps of this type, because mobile apps don’t let other apps interfere with their jobs.
However, the app has some limitations since Twitter’s API doesn’t let the app access all the tweets.
Plus, the pricing program has different access levels with four different price ranges.
For example, as we said, the free version only lets you delete a maximum of 1,000 favs, which are two years old tops.
Then, there’s the basic package that lets you delete 3,000 tweets less than four years old.
You can erase 10,000 favs not older than four years with the advanced option, and the premium option lets you erase an unlimited number of liked tweets with no age limitations.
Here’s how the tool works:
- Download the tool from its download page after choosing your operating system and then install it.
- After launching the app, type your Twitter credentials in the sign-in box.
- Click on “Authorize app,” which prompts you by giving a PIN code.
- Enter the code in the app, and you’ll see the selection screen.
- Locate “Delete Favorites” and click on it.
- You’ll see the number of likes you have and the numbers you can delete.
- By clicking “start,” you can access all your likes on Twitter.
- Click “Next” to see all the tweets that the app gathered. It selects all your liked tweets by default, but you can filter them.
- When you’re done selecting the tweets, choose “Erase selected tweets” and click OK.
- When the app finishes the process, you’ll get a “Success” notification.
Circleboom is another popular app that lets you bulk delete your Twitter likes.
It has both free and paid plans, with the free plan allowing you to delete 20 likes at a time while the paid plan lets you remove unlimited likes.
To use the service:
- Enter your Twitter credentials in the login window of Circleboom and see all your Twitter account’s analytics, including all the activities you’ve done on the social platform.
- Locate “My Tweets” from the menu on the left side of the screen and choose “Unlike Tweets.”
- You can see all the tweets that you’ve favorited so far.
- If you’re looking for a specific tweet, you can search it on the search bar.
- You can choose tweets one by one or select all of them.
- If you want to delete all the likes, choose “Unlike all.”
4. Delete Your Account
Deleting your Twitter account is the last resort available to you.
If you’re in dire need of deleting your likes for safety reasons, you can delete your whole Twitter account.
When you delete your account, all your activity, including tweets, likes, followers, and following, will be permanently deleted, too.
However, if you delete your Twitter account, you still have 30 days to reactivate it as Twitter doesn’t fully delete deactivated accounts until 30 days have passed.
Hiding Other People’s Likes From Twitter Feed
Since Twitter is an open social platform, it allows people to see each other’s activities on the network.
That’s why you’ll see some of the tweets that your followers or following have liked on your timeline.
It will clutter your timeline and show you tweets and retweets that you don’t consider quality content and don’t want to see.
Fortunately, you can control what ends up in your timeline by making some tweaks to your settings.
The best way is to use the “Mute” option to hide menus and suggested tweets by muting hashtags, phrases, emojis, and keywords.
Here’s how you can hide other people’s likes on Twitter using the “Mute” option:
- Open the Twitter app and go to “Settings and Privacy.”
- Tap on “Muted Words,” which will give you the prompt by Twitter that says, “you won’t see the muted words in your timeline or notifications.”
- Tap on the + sign and add anything you want to mute.
- You can mute one word or phrase at a time, so for every word you want to mute, you should tap the + button once.
Here are some of the most common phrases you can add to the muted list:
Now, choose whatever you want to mute, including phrases, keywords, usernames, etc.
By tapping on “Save,” you’ll stop seeing these options on your timeline.
Note: Muting on Twitter isn’t case-sensitive, which means if you mute “Soccer,” soccer and SOCCER will also be muted.
By muting a word, you’ll mute its hashtags as well.
Therefore, if you mute soccer, Twitter will mute #soccer, too.
This mute option will affect the notifications tab, SMS and email notifications, tweet replies, and push notifications, as well.
1. Tell Twitter’s Algorithms You Don’t Want Them
If you’re not interested in seeing certain types of tweets or tweets from a specific person, you can show this to Twitter’s algorithms.
Each tweet that shows up in your timeline has an option on its top-right corner that says, “I don’t like this tweet.”
You can access this option by tapping on the arrow in the top right corner of the tweet.
If you do this enough to let the Twitter algorithm pick it up, it will know that you don’t want to see these types of tweets, and you’ll stop seeing them.
There’s another Twitter algorithm that brings tweets that it thinks you like to your feed.
These tweets appear on top of your timeline for a long time.
You can disable this option by going to the “Privacy and Safety Tab.”
Then, go to “Content” and find “Timeline.”
Find “Show the best tweets first” and uncheck the box next to it.
2. Use An Adblocker
If you access Twitter via the desktop version of the app, you can use AdBlocker to block certain content from Twitter.
Ad Blockers are browser extensions that let you block ads that appear on your browsers.
However, you can use some of them to block unwanted content on Twitter, too.
One of these tools is the AdBlock Plus, which is a Firefox plugin.
It has a bonus functionality called the Element Hiding Helper, which helps you get rid of “Who to Follow,” “Trends,” “Moments,” and “Analytics,” in addition to the sponsored tweets.
However, there are some caveats.
For example, if you’ve posted tweets containing images, it sometimes hides them from your profile.
If anyone leaves a comment on these posts, you won’t be able to see them.
To see the replies, you need to check the tweets individually from time to time.
Can People Who Like My Tweet Hide Their Names?
Sometimes when a person likes your tweet, you can’t see their name.
That’s because that user has a private profile.
The only way you can see their names is if you have them on your following list.
Even if you follow them after they liked your tweet, you can’t see their name.
After following them, you can only see their future likes.
The same thing happens when you like a person’s tweet when you don’t follow them and have a private profile.
They can see that you’ve liked them, but they can’t see your name.