How to deactivate a Twitter account

by Johnson Daniel
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Have you been using Twitter for a long time and have become bored of everything relating to the platform? Is the toxic discourse getting to you? Fortunately, Twitter gives every user the chance to deactivate their account. Twitter doesn’t let you delete your account outright. Rather than risk users throwing their whole profile away when they finally snap, Twitter wants to employ a cool-down period through account “deactivation.”

Your account won’t stay deactivated forever as Twitter will erase your account 30 days after you hit the “Deactivate” button. So, bear in mind that the account still exists, and you can retrieve it if you want to reverse course but when you choose to deactivate your account, it will feel like the account is gone for good, since your name, username, and profile won’t be accessible on Twitter.

So, if for any reason you ever feel like going down the path of deactivating your Twitter account, I’ll share with you various methods you can take to achieve this both on the web and app.

How to deactivate a Twitter account

App

  • Launch the Twitter app and tap your “Profile icon” located at the top corner of your screen.
  • Tap “Settings and privacy Your account > Deactivate Account.”
  • Tap “Deactivate” to complete the process.photo1650143330 1

Web

  • Tap “More > Settings and privacy > Your account > Deactivate your account.”How to deactivate a Twitter account (Web)
  • Tap “Deactivate” to complete the process.

Twitter warns you about actions to take before deactivating your account: They advise you to move your @username or email address to a new Twitter account before deactivating your account, and if you’re interested in downloading your account’s data as well, you’ll need to do that before deactivating. You’ll find instructions for both procedures on that page if interested.

If you’re set on deactivating, choose Deactivate. Now, enter your Twitter account’s password, then choose “Deactivate.”

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