Want to get rid of your Twitter account? You may want to delete your account for any reason, for example, you no longer want to use the Platform, you want to set up a new user account, or you are closing a business account.
Depending on your reasons for deleting your account, you may want to do things as soon as possible. Fortunately, Twitter enables you to delete your account in a few simple steps. While there is a 30-day deactivation period, your account will (in most cases) no longer be visible during this time.
In this website, we show you exactly how to delete your Twitter account. We also explain some precautions you may want to take to ensure that all of your information is permanently deleted, and we provide alternatives to account deletion that may be more appropriate for some users.
Before you delete your Twitter account
Before you delete your Twitter account Before you delete your account, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons and that you’ve taken the necessary steps. We’ll go into more detail about these below, but here are a few quick questions to answer before disabling:
Looking to change your username?
If so, you don’t need to delete your account and set up a new one. Twitter allows you to change your username to an unused username. That way, you won’t lose any of your followers and you can choose whether you want to keep one or all of your tweets.
Are you planning to start a new Twitter account with the same username or email address associated with your current account?
If so, you should do so before deactivating your account.
Do you want to save some information on your Twitter account?
In this case, you must request your archived data before proceeding with the deactivation process.
Do you simply want to get rid of a lot of tweets, but can’t face the trouble of deleting them one by one?
Instead of deleting your account and starting over, you can use a program like Tweet Delete to delete your tweets in bulk.
How to delete your Twitter account permanently?
Fortunately, deleting your account only takes a few simple steps. To delete your account, you must deactivate it. This tells Twitter that you want to delete it. Deactivation will delete your account immediately (so people won’t see your profile or tweets on the platform), but full deletion won’t happen until 30 days after deactivation.
Here’s how to delete your Twitter account from a web browser:
1-Log in to your Twitter account.
2-From the main screen, click on the three-dot menu icon on the left sidebar and select Settings and Privacy.
3-Choose to deactivate your account.
4-Read the information and click on disable.
5-You will be asked to confirm your password, then you can click disable once again.
How to delete your account in the mobile application?
1-Log in to your Twitter account through the mobile application.
2-Click on your profile picture and select Settings and Privacy from the menu.
3-Under your username, select Account.
4-Click on deactivate your account.
5-Read the messages and choose disable.
6-You will be asked to enter your password and then you can click the Deactivate option for the last time.
What happens after I deactivate my account?
Once you have confirmed the deactivation of your account, your Twitter profile and any other associated information will not be accessible through the Platform. However, it will take up to 30 days for Twitter to initiate the process of deleting your account. It may take up to a week to completely delete the account.
Within 30 days, you can reactivate your account at any time by simply logging in and confirming the reactivation. This is good news for those who have mistakenly deactivated their account or switched days or weeks after closing their account.
However, it does mean that your username and email address remain associated with that account for 30 days, so you can’t use them on another account.
Are any of my tweets still visible?
pay attention that some profiles and tweets may still appear online in search engines or Internet archives.