How To Delete Twitter Account?

28 November 2019

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Twitterhas become a primary source of marketing, a useful tool for information and a perfect platform to perform different skills. It is a channel that can uplifts users' visibility on social mediums more quickly than any other tool-one strong tweet can boost your entire profile among millions.

The channel allows tons of advantages- it allows everyone to converse anyone anywhere, express opinions and debate, but some it becomes a source of embarrassment too just because of some controversial topics or online discussions about few shady things. These few reasons could let to sign out from Twitter or to delete the channel permanently.

Note:"Twitter can be an unbearable drain of shameless self-promotion, straight-up hatred, and smugness, which are also the major reasons behind deleting Twitter account/profile."

Whatever the reason is, if you are also in the queue to delete your Twitter account or profile permanently, or have made your mind prepare to leave Twitter, then you have to go through a procedure which could be accomplished within a few taps.

In this post, you will find all the basic reasons, tips to remember and a guide to delete the Twitter account permanently. Read on and learn how to delete Twitter account forever.


Table of Contents

  1. Reasons Behind Deleting Twitter Account
  2. Tips To Think Carefully
  3. Difference Between Delete & Deactivation
  4. Guide To Delete Twitter Account

Reasons Behind Deleting Twitter Account:

Removing a profile on social mediums is not easy to accept as this is 2019 where online visibility matters a lot for any business/brand/influencer. But, still, there are cases when users delete their Twitter profile forever to get out from all the online hassle.  Here are some of the common reasons which could lead someone to delete his/her Twitter account permanently.

  • Have created a fake profile on Twitter to gain other's attention.
  • Hatred or inappropriate content.
  • Don't want to continue social networking sites.
  • Have nothing to post on the channel.
  • Not getting the expected views/retweets/likes.
  • Nothing to have a watch on Twitter.
  • Involving in hate speech and debate.
  • Want to create a new profile with a new reputation on Twitter.
  • No time to access the network.

Tips To Think Carefully:

Deleting a Twitter account permanently after having a huge following and a good reputation on the channel is a bit difficult. Therefore, before deleting the Twitter profile permanently, one should think twice or thrice as once the Twitter account is removed, then you will have minimum days to recover it. Here are some of the tips you need to remember before taking such a huge step.

  • Think about the people you talk on Twitter and ensure to have their other contact details apart from Twitter-as once you remove your account, you would not be able to get back those contacts.
  • Look for the benefits you get from Twitter-whether you are using your account for general knowledge or for promoting your business/brand. If you are using it for the promotional activities then you have to look for the new channel to perform for your business. 
  • If you are deleting your Twitter account just because you have posted some hatred speech or joined some groups that are involved in shady services, then you can simply leave those groups and delete such single tweet easily, you don't have to delete the entire profile.
  • Check, if you have to save anything from your Twitter account to your device- like if you want to access a few photos, videos or any other content you have posted on Twitter.

Difference Between Delete & Deactivation:

While deleting your Twitter account, it is important for you to understand the difference between deleting and deactivating a Twitter account. In most of the social media networks, deleting and deactivating are the two different things, but on Twitter deleting an account and deactivating an account are the same things. Here, if you will not recover your account within thirty-days after deactivating your Twitter account, then it will get deleted permanently. After that, you won't be able to recover your Twitter account.

Means, the one and the only way to delete an account on Twitter is to leave it deactivated for thirty-days. And once the account is deleted, all tweets will get removed from the Twitter servers permanently. The username that you have created for the account could be used by anyone then, and the email address formerly associated with the account can be used to sign up for a new account.


Guide To Delete Twitter Account:

Deleting Twitter account could be done within a few clicks. Here in the post, you will learn the easy procedure to delete your Twitter profile through desktop, Android as well as via iOS.

Delete Twitter Account On Desktop:

1. Open Twitter:

Sign in your Twitter account on your preferred web browser- provide your Twitter log in id and password to open Twitter.


If you are logged in already, then you will be required to just type in the search bar and press the "enter" key on your keyboard.


2. Go To More:

Further, you will be required to click on the "More" option located at the left side of the main page.


Note: "On the left side of the page, you will see a list of option where you can select any tab as per your preference or needs." While practicing the procedure to delete a Twitter account, you need to select the "More' tab.

"More" tab will take you to the new page related to the account's settings.

3. Click Settings & Privacy:

From the "More" tab, you will be prompted with a list of option located on the left side of the page. There, you need to select, "Settings & Privacy" option to complete the procedure.


4. Deactivate Your Account:

Once you click on the "Settings & Privacy" tab, you will have a page with "Settings," "General," "Account," and "Data & permissions" tabs, under which you will multiple options to choose. There, you need to look for "Deactivate your account" option under data and permission tab.


Click on the "Deactivate your account" tab, you will be prompted with a new page where you will have all the information about deactivating your Twitter account.


After reading all the instructions, you will be required to click on the "Deactivate" option located at the bottom of the page.


That's' all, you are done. Your account is successfully deactivated.

Delete Twitter Account On Android/iOS:

1. Open Twitter:

Tap on the Twitter application to open it- it would be a blue icon with a white bird inscribed on it. Doing this, Twitter's main page will open.


2. Go To Your Profile Picture:


Now, you need to tap on your profile photo located at the top-left corner of the page.


From the option, you will get into a new page where you will have a list of multiple options. There, tap on, “Settings & privacy” after which you will be taken on a new page where you will have to select the “Account” option which will present all the settings related to a Twitter account.


3. Deactivate Your Account:

On the "Account's" page, you need to scroll down the page and look for the "Dectivate your account" option. Once you find the option, tap on it, after which you will have all the guidelines and information regarding deactivating your account.  Tap on the "Deactivate" option to complete the procedure.

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If you are in doubt whether your decision of deleting Twitter account was right, then you can recover it easily but only within thirty-days, otherwise, you won't be able to recover your posted content, username or anything else related to the Twitter account.