How to Delete Your Twitter Account Permanently [December 2020]

Twitter is a great social media platform, but it’s not for everybody. Perhaps you gave it a go and decided it’s just not your thing.

So, how do you delete a Twitter account that you’re not using?

Unfortunately, a Twitter account can’t be deleted as soon as you decide you want to delete it. You first have to deactivate your account, after which, you can log back into it for 30 days to recover your account and all of its information. After that, Twitter will delete all of your data from the website, and it’ll be like your account never existed.

With that in mind, here’s how you can permanently delete your Twitter account.

How to Permanently Delete Your Twitter Account

If you want to delete your Twitter account permanently, you can do so on either a desktop computer, iPhone, or Android. We’ll show you how to delete your account on all three.

Let’s get started.

Delete Twitter on Desktop

To delete your account via desktop, go to the Twitter website in your browser and log in. Once there, select More on the left side of the screen.

Next, choose Settings and privacy, then click on Account. Before you continue to deactivate your account, you can download all of your Twitter data if you want.

To download your data, click Your Twitter data from the Account screen, then enter your password in the Download your Twitter data section. Click Confirm and Twitter will let you download all of the data they have collected from your account.

On this page, you should see the option to Deactivate your account in the lower right corner. Go ahead and select it.

After that, Twitter will ask if are ready to deactivate your account and will walk you through what happens when you confirm your decision. If everything looks good to you, go ahead and select Deactivate.

That’s all there is to it. After a 30-day waiting period, your account will be permanently deleted. If you change your mind, you can always log back into your account before this 30-day period ends, and your account will be restored.

Delete Twitter on iPhone

Deleting your account for Twitter on the iPhone app is pretty similar to how it is on a desktop computer. First, open the Twitter app and make sure that you are logged in to the right account.

Open the app and top on your profile picture in the top-left corner.

From the menu that pops out of the left side of the screen, choose Settings and privacy.

Next, choose Account from the top of the screen.

Near the bottom of your Account settings, you should see the familiar Deactivate your account option. Once again, give it a tap.

Just like on desktop, Twitter is going to confirm that you want to deactivate your account and provide you with information on what’s going to happen next. So long as you’re happy with everything you see, you can go ahead and select Deactivate.

Delete Twitter on Android

Deleting Twitter on Android is essentially the same as doing so on an iPhone. The icons will be a little different, but otherwise, the steps are the same.

First, in the top left of the screen, you’ll  see the familiar hamburger/three-line Android menu icon. Tap it and select Settings and privacy from the menu that appears.

Next, tap Account, scroll down, select Deactivate your account, read through the information, and confirm that you want to deactivate your account by tapping Yes, Deactivate.

By following these steps, you can quickly and easily get rid of your Twitter account for good on any device.

Final Thoughts

Twitter can be a great social media platform for connecting with people and sharing things with your followers, but it’s not for everyone. So, if you’ve fully decided this Twitter account needs to be banished and never seen again, just give it thirty days and it’ll be gone forever.

If you change your mind, you can always log back into your account before this time period is up, and of course, you can always open another new Twitter account down the line.

If you found this article helpful, make sure to read some of our other posts related to Twitter, such as How to Delete ALL Your Tweets.

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