How to Deactivate and Delete Twitter Account

You can't delete your Twitter account on your mobile devices. You need to take the help of its web app to delete or deactivate your account. Here is how you can do it.

You no longer enjoy tweeting or keeping track of all the latest happenings on Twitter- due to any personal reason. And, you think it’s time to say goodbye to all the fond memories you have had while interacting with your followers, friends and all those great friends who have enjoyed communicating with you through direct messaging or passionately followed you whenever you have live streamed your video using Twitter. Let me show you can delete or deactivate your Twitter account.

Currently, there is no option to delete Twitter account via the mobile app. You need to go to on your computer to get it done.

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How to Deactivate and Delete Your Twitter Account

How to Delete/Deactivate Your Twitter Account on Computer

You need to know:

  • When you deactivate your account, Twitter retains your data for 30 days before permanently deleting it.
  • You have the option to reactivate your account within 30 days of deactivation. To do so, you need to simply login with your current username and passwords.
  • Once you deactivate your account, Twitter removes it within a few minutes. However, some contents may be viewable on for a few days.

Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and go to

Step #2. Next, you need to click on your profile picture at the top right corner.

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Step #3. Now, select Settings in the menu.

Click on Settings in Twitter

Step #4. Next up, scroll down and click on Deactivate my account.

Click on Deactivate My Account in Twitter

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Step #5. Finally, click on Deactivate @username.

Click on Deactivate Twitter Account

That’s it! You have successfully deactivated your Twitter account.

How to Change Your Twitter Username

If you don’t want to delete your Twitter account permanently and just wish to change your username, there is a way you can get it done. The best advantage of it is that changing your username doesn’t affect your direct messages or existing followers.

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I would recommend you to alert your close friends that you are going to change your username so that they can continue to do direct messaging with you.

Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to > on your computer.

Step #2. Next, click on your profile.

Step #3. Select Settings in the menu.

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Click on Settings in Twitter

Step #4. Now, change your username and then click on Save changes at the bottom.

Change Twitter Username

Wrapping Up

Personally, I love using Twitter as it helps me stay updated with the latest happenings a lot easily. Recently, the news app has added a number of new features such as Night Mode, Safe Search Mode, the option to mute abusive words and phrases etc.

What’s been your experience with this news app? Is there any new feature you want to see in it? Share your views in the comments and stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to continue to read such helpful posts.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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