How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account

How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account

Getting updates in real time from all over the world and seeing what's trending is easy with Twitter. We can reply to public figures in public, tag anyone and ask any question to any Twitter user that too publicly, and also we can participate in worldwide trends to get noticed. However, all of this sometimes drive us crazy and we want to get rid of this useless life where we are going viral over the internet and have nobody to talk to in the real world. This really makes me go crazy and I bet many of us feel the same that Twitter's 80% tweets are being created by 10% of the users. A pretty useless platform?

So, if you are concerned about your privacy, life balance, real-life friends, or simply wanted to deactivate your Twitter account for any given reason, you are on the right page. Here we are showing you the easiest ways to deactivate your Twitter account permanently or for a few days. Jump here:

How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account on PC

Here's how you can easily deactivate your Twitter account on a computer (any internet browser such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc):

  1. Go to Twitter on your internet browser > log in.
  2. Click on the More button  available on the left hand side column.
  3. Then click on Settings and privacy ☸ from the menu.
  4. From the Your account Menu, click on Deactivate your account from the bottom of the menu.
  5. Now click on Deactivate option from the bottom of the page.  
  6. Confirm your password and click on the Deactivate account button.

That's it, now your account is deactivated for 30 days and after this grace period, your account will be completely deleted from Twitter's servers.

Yes, you have to wait for 30 days to get your Twitter account deleted permanently and completely.

How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account on iOS/iPhone

This is the simplest way to deactivate your Twitter account on iPhone or other iOS devices:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your iOS smartphone or device.
  2. Go to the navigation menu by tapping the icon  tap Settings and privacy.
  3. Now tap Your account > Deactivate your account from the bottom.
  4. Then tap Deactivate button.  
  5. Confirm your password and tap on Deactivate.
  6. Tap on Yes, deactivate.
That's how you can deactivate a Twitter account on iPhone or iOS devices and yes, Twitter asks several times to make sure you are really interested in deactivating your account.

How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account on Android

It's the same as you do on iOS with a little change. Here's how you can deactivate your Twitter account on android:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your android smartphone.
  2. From the top menu, tap on the navigation menu icon   (sometimes your profile icon).
  3. Then tap Settings and privacy from the menu.
  4. Now tap Account > tap Deactivate your account from the bottom.
  5. Then tap Deactivate.  
  6. Confirm your password and tap Deactivate.
  7. It will ask you to confirm again, so tap Yes, deactivate.

Feel easy, your account is successfully deactivated and available for you to reactivate in 30 days or it will be automatically deleted permanently.

What happens if I deactivate my Twitter account?

Deleting a Twitter account is a serious way to delete your social media presence from Twitter. After you deactivate your Twitter account, all of your tweets, photos, videos, replies, likes, fleets, and also your username and display name gets removed from Twitter.com as well as from all of the apps of the social media platform.

We recommend you download a copy of your information from Twitter before you actually deactivate your account and here's how you can do it:

  1. Go to Twitter.
  2. Click on More.
  3. Navigate to Settings and privacy.
  4. From Your account, click on Download an archive of your data.
  5. Confirm your password and download your Twitter profile data.

That's a great way to have a copy of your Twitter profile that you can use whenever you need it.

So, next time you or one of your loved ones wants to delete or deactivate a Twitter account, you can use this guide. We will make sure that it is updated and accurate.



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