How To Delete Your Twitter Account

Simplest - Send a legal email

Did you know that companies respond to lawyers more than to their users? Have a lawyer send an email on your behalf requesting deletion.

Send legal email

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.

Delete Twitter - Website - Slides & Instructions

Step #1:

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

Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 1: Open Twitter

Step #2:

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

Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 2: Click the profile icon then click settings and privacy

Step #3:

Click account

Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 3: Click account

Step #4:

Click deactivate your account

Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 4: Click deactivate your account

Step #5:

Click deactivate to confirm

Twitter-Delete Account from Website. Step 5: 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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.