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Some people asked us if we can introduce a feature to automatically delete old messages.
That's something that must be handled by your instance and fortunately, you can do it (Mastodon at least).

In the Web interface :
- Open preferences.
- Select automated post deletion.
- Then fill conditions for deleting old messages.

That's not immediately done because this is an expensive operation. It will be done progressively.

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There is also a Python CLI tool to delete old toots. Its called Mastodon Amnesia and can be found on PyPi at:
pypi.org/project/mastodonamnes

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I remember people using external services for doing the same, so its good to know its become a native feature in mastodon now. Friendica also allows you to do the same.

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