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How to delete your Twitter account
Twitter is a great social media network in many ways, but it’s not without its controversy. Things are about to get even more interesting now that Elon Musk bought Twitter. While the change excites some, others fear the changes that might eventually come to the network. While it’s likely to be business as usual for a while, maybe you’ve already had enough of Twitter, and this seals the deal on moving to another platform. Regardless of your reasons, if you want to know how to deactivate a Twitter account, you’re in the right place.
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To delete your Twitter account on the mobile app, go to More > Settings & Support > Settings and privacy > Your account > Deactivate Account. Confirm by tapping Deactivate, enter your password, and hit Deactivate again.
You can also deactivate your account from the website by going to Twitter.com, logging in, and going to More > Settings and Support > Settings and privacy > Your account > Deactivate your account. Confirm by tapping on Deactivate, then enter your password and hit Deactivate again.
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Editor’s note: Instructions on this article were put together using a Pixel 4a 5G running Android 13 and a custom PC running Windows 11. Some steps may differ depending on your hardware and software.
How to delete your Twitter account on your phone
It’s very easy to delete your Twitter account from a phone. Here are the steps.
- Launch Twitter and tap your profile icon in the top left corner.
- The side menu contains an option called Settings & Privacy. Tap it.
- Now go into Setting and privacy.
- From here, select Your account.
- Hit Deactivate Account.
- Confirm the action by tapping on Deactivate.
- You’ll be asked for your password to confirm. Confirm and tap Deactivate once more.
How to delete your Twitter account on your PC
The process is just as simple if you prefer to deactivate from a PC.
- Go to Twitter.com from any browser and log into your account.
- Click More at the bottom-left of the screen.
- Go to Settings and Privacy.
- Hit Your Account.
- At the bottom of the list, you’ll find Deactivate your account. Click it.
- Confirm the action by selecting Deactivate.
- You’ll be asked to confirm your password and then hit Deactivate once more.
How to unlink third-party apps from your Twitter account
Following the steps above, you should now have a deactivated Twitter account, but there’s one more important step. If you have ever linked third-party apps to Twitter, some of these apps may have permissions that allow them to reactivate your account. To stop this, you’ll need to revoke permissions from these apps.
- Launch the Twitter app and tap on your profile icon.
- Select Settings & Support.
- Go to Settings and Privacy.
- Tap on Security and account access.
- Hit Apps and sessions.
- Go to Connected apps.
- This will give you a list of all linked apps, and you can go through each one at a time to Revoke app permissions.
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Go to Twitter.com or the Twitter app, and enter your login. You’ll be asked if you wish to reactivate your account. Choose Reactivate.
Depending on what Reactivation Period you choose, you’ll have either 30 days or a whole year to change your mind. If that time elapses, you’ll have to make a whole new account.