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How To Delete Your Twitter Account

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Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 1: Open Twitter
Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 2: Click the profile icon then click settings and privacy
Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 3: Click account
Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 4: Click deactivate your account
Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 5: Click deactivate to confirm
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  • You cannot delete your Twitter account from a mobile app. You must login to the Twitter site from a web browser. Follow the steps below.


  • Click here to open Twitter. If you're already logged in, doing so will open your Twitter homepage


  • Click the profile icon then click settings and privacy from the drop down menu


  • Click account


  • Click deactivate your account


  • Click deactivate to confirm


  • Remember, Twitter collects everything from the content of a tweet to the time, time zone and type of device from which it was sent. And, Twitter can share any/all information collected with third parties.

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Questions & Answers

Question:
Once I hit deactivate how long does it take for my account to be deleted?
Answer:

Twitter doesn't immediately delete your account when you deactivate it. The site holds your data for a period of 30 days while it begins to remove your data from its systems.

Question:
If I delete my account by accident, is there a way to restore my information and reactivate my account?
Answer:

Yes. After deletion twitter offers a 30 day grace period. During this time you're given a chance to reactivate your account if you'd rather not get rid of it. All you have to do is log back in. If it's past 30 days then the answer is no. Your data will be gone and you cannot reactivate.

Question:
Can open up a new Twitter account with the same email address?
Answer:

No. If you deactivate your account and do not change your email then you will not be able to open up a new account with the same email address. You can, however, make your username or email address open for reuse before deactivating your account. To do this, you must first change the content in your profile and then confirm the change prior to deactivation.

Question:
Will my Tweets be deleted from the search engine after I delete my account?
Answer:

Probably not. Twitter states that if you're deleting your account for the purpose of purging your tweets from a search engine, it may not work. Search engines index information and don't necessarily check back in to see if an account has been deleted.

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