How to Remove Unwanted Pictures From Twitter

Twitter allows people from all walks of life to connect and discuss new ideas and philosophies. That openness does leave users vulnerable to abuse online, especially surrounding the sharing of private information or pictures.

Below are the best ways to remove unwanted images from Twitter.

1. Ask the Tweeter to Remove the Picture

Twitter - Tweeting Abuser
There are multiple ways of contacting someone who has posted an image you don’t like. | Source. W.S.Worrall

The first step is asking the person who posted the image to take it down. If they intended no harm then usually someone will be willing to remove the picture or offer to blur out your face and repost it.

If the person in question has their direct messages¬† ‘open’, then click on the envelope symbol on their Twitter profile to send them a discreet message. If they don’t, you can send them a pubic tweet by going to their profile and clicking the big blue ‘tweet’ button.

2. Report the Tweet Which Contains the Picture

Twitter has one of the better image reporting functions found on social media. | Source: W.S.Worrall

Twitter comes with a built-in report feature to remove abuse and unwanted pictures. Click the down arrow on the offending Tweet, then select ‘Report Tweet’. In the report dialogue, click ‘it displays a sensitive photo or video’, then ‘An unauthorized photo or video’, and finally ‘it depicts me and I don’t want it on Twitter.

If the person behind the photo has posted multiple offending tweets, you can select up to 5 of them in the final window before sending your report.

3. Contact Twitter Support Directly

Twitter - Twitter Support
Twitter offers a support page to allow you to contact them directly. | Source: Twitter

If reporting and removing images doesn’t stop the abuser, then you can contact Twitter directly. Go to and press the blue tweet button to contact Twitter about your abuser.

4. Report The Incident To Authorities

Norway - Online Abuse and Harassment
In countries like Norway, online harassment cases tend to be followed up individually. | Source: Council of Europe
If the abuse is serious enough, contacting your local authorities is in your best interest. Depending on your location, your country may have a specific division devoted to online harassment or abuse.

If all else fails you should contact us and we can fight your corner for you.

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