How to Deactivate / Delete a Twitter Account Permanently

Twitter is becoming the favorite of millions around the world for expressing their thoughts. Even world-class leaders are connecting with people through this social networking site.

There are many activities to be performed on twitter. Here are some of the ways to deactivate a Twitter account. This deactivation process is not available for mobile devices. Always Twitter’s official website must be visited through a computer system.

Tips to deactivate Twitter account

  • login into Twitter’s official website: Twitter
  • Select Account Settings

twitter account settings

  • and then a click on Deactivate my account.

deactivate my account link

  • The account deactivation information should be read carefully then click on Okay, fine, deactivate account.

confirm deactivation

  • Then enter the password and verify the deactivation of the account.

enter password to confirm

The information to be noted before deactivation of an account

  • The Twitter from the day of deactivation only retains the user data for 30 days before the account is permanently deleted.
  • The account can be again activated within 30 days.
  • The account does not require a deactivation for hanging the username and e-mail address. It can be changed anytime from account settings.
  • The username and the e-mail id must be changed, and changes must be confirmed before deactivation for using them in some other account.
  • Twitter never controls the content indexed by Google or Bing.
  • The account is usually removed within few minutes of deactivation, but some content would be visible for few days.
  •  Deleting a TweetDeck account never deactivates a Twitter account.

Processes to make the username or email address available to reuse before deactivation of the account

  • The settings page should be visited from the drop down menu.
  • A new username should be chosen in the user name field.
  • The e-mail address should be chosen to the new one in the e-mail address field.
  • The e-mail id and username can now be used with a new account.
  • Then, the deactivation process can be followed.

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One thought on “How to Deactivate / Delete a Twitter Account Permanently

  1. mikrl.r.Wilson says:

    I hear write this so I can delete my profile

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