Do you want to leave Twitter behind? You can permanently delete your account, deleting all your tweets, followers, favorites, and other data. It will disappear from Twitter almost immediately and will be completely deleted from Twitter’s servers in 30 days.
How deactivation and removal works
- Use the Twitter website or app to sign in to your account.
- Select your account picture (or “More” on the web) and select “Settings and privacy.”
- Select “Your Account”, then “Deactivate Account”.
- Enter your password when prompted to finish the deactivation process.
To delete your account, you must first “deactivate” it. When you deactivate your account, Twitter will delete your Twitter data within a few minutes. Your account will then be placed in a queue for permanent deletion. After 30 days, Twitter will begin the process of permanently deleting your account and associated data. Then your data will be deleted forever and anyone can register a new account with their old Twitter username.
If you change your mind within 30 days, you can log back into your account and reactivate it. Your data, including tweets, followers, and favorites, should be restored to Twitter within a few minutes, although Twitter He says it may take “a while”.
By the way, if you just want to change your username, you don’t need to deactivate or delete your account first. You can change it in Settings and Privacy > Your Account.
How to delete your Twitter account
To delete your Twitter account, first visit the twitter website in a web browser. Or you can open the Twitter app on iPhone, iPad, or Android.
Next, log in to the Twitter account you want to delete. On the website, click the “More” button in the sidebar. In the Twitter app, tap your account photo in the top left corner of the screen.
In the menu that opens (for both the web and the app), select “Settings and privacy”.
Under Settings & Privacy, select “Your Account.”
In your account settings, click “Deactivate your account” (on the web) or tap “Deactivate account” (in the Twitter app).
You will see a warning screen explaining how the deactivation works. Click or tap “Turn off.”
Next, confirm your account password and select “Deactivate”.
Finally, confirm once again by selecting “Yes, Disable”.
After that, Twitter will inform you that your account is now deactivated. Your data should be gone from the Twitter website in a few minutes, and the data will be permanently deleted if you don’t log in again within 30 days.
How to reactivate your Twitter account
If you change your mind, visit the Twitter website or open your Twitter app and sign in with your account username (or email address) and password. Once you log in, your account will be reactivated. It may take a while for Twitter to restore all of your account data. Stay safe out there!
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