Delete Twitter account permanently – Twitter can be useful, informative, and even uplifting at times. But it can also be an unbearable cesspit of smugness, shameless attention-seeking and straight-up hatred. Ready to give it the boot? Here’s a complete guide on how to delete Twitter − permanently or otherwise.
How to delete Twitter on desktop – Delete Twitter account permanently
Step1: Sign into your account on the Twitter website
Step2: Click on Settings and Privacy from the drop-down menu under your profile icon
Step3: In the Account section of the menu, click Deactivate your account
Step4: Click Deactivate
Step5: Enter your password when prompted and click Deactivate account
How to delete Twitter on Android
Step1: Tap either your profile icon or the hamburger menu (whichever your version of the app shows) at the top of the screen
Step2: Enter the Settings and privacy menu and tap Account
Step3: Hit the Deactivate your account option
Step4: Tap Deactivate
Step5: Enter your password when prompted and tap Deactivate
Step6: Tap Yes, deactivate
How to delete Twitter on iOS
Step1: Tap your profile icon at the top of the screen
Step2: Select Settings and privacy and tap Account
Step3: Hit Deactivate your account
Step4: Tap Deactivate and enter your password when prompted
Step5: Tap Deactivate and follow this up by tapping Yes, deactivate
How to delete Twitter permanently
When you deactivate your Twitter account, Twitter will retain all of your user data for a 30-day period. Once that’s over, Twitter starts purging your data from its systems, when that’s done, your Twitter account will be gone forever.
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However, if you log into your account before the 30-day grace period is over, you’ll automatically reactivate your account. To delete it permanently, you’ll need to start the process all over again.
It’s important to note that if you just want to change your username or e-mail address, you don’t need to delete your account. You can make these changes very easily in your account settings.
Twitter also points out that although account deactivation happens almost immediately, some content from your account may still be viewable on the website for a few days.
Also, Twitter has no control over third-party websites – like Google or Bing – that cache content for quicker loading. This means content from your Twitter profile may remain available elsewhere on the internet.