Sometimes, it’s good to take a break from social media especially from the opinioned comments on Twitter. For whatever reason you want to delete your account this article will guide you through.
How to delete your Twitter account permanently
Luckily, deleting your Twitter account is simple. Deactivating your account is the first step to permanently deleting it. This will prevent unauthorized users from accessing your account. After 30 days, you can decide to either keep your account or delete it.
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How to delete a Twitter account from a web browser:
- Log in to your Twitter account on the web browser.
- Tap the three-dot menu icon on the left sidebar then select Settings and privacy.
- Choose Deactivate your account from the menu.
- Read through the information and click Deactivate.
- You will be prompted to confirm your Twitter password.
- Tap Deactivate one last time.
How to delete a Twitter account on the mobile app:
- Log in to your Twitter account via the mobile app.
- Tap on your profile picture at the top left corner.
- Scroll down and select Settings and privacy from the menu.
- Under your username, select Account.
- Click Deactivate your account.
- Read the messages and select Deactivate.
- You will be prompted to enter your password
- Click Deactivate one final time.
What happens after I deactivate my account?
Once you have deactivated your account, all of your personal information, such as your profile and account information, will be deleted from the platform.
It will take up to 30 days before Twitter will remove your account. Full account deletion might take a week.
How to Disable Tweet History from Appearing on the Search Engine
Tweets from deactivated might still appear in the search results. If there are links to deleted profiles and tweets, clicking on them will take users to an error page. However, their content could still be found on the search engine results page. Here is how you can request Google to delete specific Tweets.
- Log in to your Google account.
- Copy the Twitter URL you want to remove.
- Go to Google’s “Remove outdated content” page.
- Paste the Twitter URL you copied earlier.
- Click the red REQUEST REMOVAL button.