For many Twitter users, deleting a Twitter account may be necessary. Though you cannot do this over the app, Twitter makes it simple to deactivate an account from a web browser. Whether you want to start a new account, get rid of embarrassing Tweets, or just stop using Twitter altogether, this article will show you how to delete a Twitter account. We will guide you through each step of the account deletion process at Twitter and show you what happens after you delete your account.
How to Delete a Twitter Account: Step-by-step Instructions
1. Go to twitter.com in a web browser and log in to your account.
2. Hover your mouse over the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner and then pick the “Settings” option.
3. Click on the “Deactivate my account” option at the bottom of the settings page.
4. Read through the information about closing an account and then confirm you understand by clicking “Okay, fine, deactivate account.”
5. Type in your password to verify your identity.
6. Click the account deactivation one last time to finish deleting your account for good.
After completing these steps, Twitter will keep your account data for 30 days. Though your account will not be visible online, you can reactivate it by logging in during this time period. After 30 days, it cannot be reactivated. If you run into any trouble, you can read the deactivation help page for more information. If you want to know more about how to delete a Twitter account, you can also contact Twitter support. You can do so by filling out their contact form, messaging the Twitter support account, or calling them at 415-222-9670.