Before you jump into the process of deleting your account, below are some of the things that you should know.

  • You don’t have to delete your account to change your email or username since you can change them within your account settings.
  • After deleting your account, your username, display name, and the public profile will no longer be viewable on any Twitter platform.
  • You could reclaim your Twitter account within 30 days if your account was deleted accidentally. Or when you change your mind in the course of the 30 days.

Ready to get started? Well, let’s jump into the steps below.

  1. Cancel Twitter Account on Web Using PC or Mac Computer

Launch your browser and head to If you’re logged in already, doing that will open your account homepage. But if not yet logged in, type in your username, phone, or email, followed by a password. After that, hit on the “Log in” button.

Check on the left side menu and click on the “More” option. Doing that will prompt a menu to appear.

Click on the “Settings and privacy” option. It’s located in the second section of the settings just below the “Analytics”.

Scroll down to the lower part of the page and click on the “Deactivate my account” under the “Data and permissions” heading. Are you sure you want to get your account deleted? If so, then let’s go ahead and nuke it.

If you’d not wish to use the Twitter username and email or phone on Twitter in the future, skip this step. If you’d wish to use your email and the username on twitter, follow the steps below to change the username and email.

Head to the three-dotted “More” menu located under your profile icon.

Click on the “Settings and privacy” option.

Change your username in the username field under the “Login and Security”.

Head to your email address section and click on the email address. By doing so, you’ll get to the “Change email” section.

With that done, click on the blue “Update email address” link below the email field. By doing that, you’ll be prompted to enter your password.

Enter your password in the provided fields and click on the blue “Next” button at the top-right corner.

Enter a new email in the text field and click on the “Next”. By doing that, a verification code will be sent to your new email.

Retrieve the verification code from the new email account and then feed it in the verification field. Doing so will keep your new settings.

Next, return to the “Settings and privacy” and click on the “Deactivate your account” button found at the bottom of the menu.

After that, click on the red “Deactivate” button at the bottom of the information page.

Type in your Twitter password in the “password” text field provided and finally hit on the “Deactivate”. By clicking on that option, your account will be set for deletion after the 30day grace period window ends. If you deleted your account by mistake, you could still recover it within 30 days.

  1. Cancel Twitter Account on Android and iPhone
  • Locate the Twitter app icon on your home screen. If you’re using an Android  mobile phone, you may find it in the app drawer if not on the home screen.
  • Tap on the white bird with a blue background icon to get your Twitter app launched. Login in with your username and password if prompted.
  • Navigate to the upper left corner of your screen and tap on this  icon located on the top-right corner. If you can’t find the icon, tap on your profile picture. Doing so will prompt a menu to appear.
  • From the menu, tap on the “Settings and privacy”.
  • Next, tap on the “Account” section. It’s the first option found under your username.
  • Scroll to the bottom of your screen and tap the “Deactivate your account” below the “Log Out” button.
  • Next, tap on the “Deactivate”.

Since deactivating your account will render your username and email unavailable, it’s recommended that you change your username and email before deleting the account. This will allow you to use the name and email again in the future to sign up for a twitter account. But if you don’t intend to use them again, you can go ahead and deactivate your account.

  • Provide your password in the provided “password” text field when prompted.
  • Tap on the “Deactivate” button under the password field.

Note: After submitting the account deactivation request, Twitter will hold your account for 30 days before deleting it permanently. If you change your decision before the 30 days are over, you can recover your account.

How do I permanently delete a twitter account?

  1. Tap the navigation menu icon , then tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Your account, then tap Deactivate your account.
  3. Read the account deactivation information, then tap Deactivate.
  4. Enter your password when prompted and tap Deactivate.
  5. Confirm that you want to proceed by tapping Yes, deactivate.

Is deactivating twitter the same as deleting?

Is deactivating the same as deleting? No. Think of deactivating your account as a way to signal to Twitter that they should delete it. Within minutes of you deactivating it, Twitter will remove your data from their website and place your account in a queue for permanent deletion.

What happens when I deactivate my twitter account?

When You Deactivate Your Twitter Account

When you deactivate your account, all your posts, tweets, likes and comments disappear from the site for up to 30 days. This process can take minutes, or it can take a few days, depending on how prolific your Twitter presence was.

How do you delete a twitter account without logging in?

To delete your account, you’ll need to request for your account to be deactivated and, after 30 days without logging in to that account, it will be deleted. Before you delete your Twitter account, you should change your @username and email address if you want to use them again in the future.

Can I ask twitter to delete my old account?

Sign in to on the web. Go to your Account settings and click on ‘Deactivate my account‘ at the bottom of the page. Read the account deactivation information. Click ‘Okay, fine, deactivate account.

Does reporting a twitter account delete it?

Getting the account suspended is equivalent to getting the account deleted as the reported user cannot access their account anymore. So, follow the steps above based on how you find the Twitter account abusive and report them accordingly.

Can twitter track your IP address?

You can control your location information settings in your settings. Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms.

Does twitter tell you who reported your tweet?

Yes. There’s no way for somebody to tell that it was you who reported them – but they will know that their tweet was investigated, even if no action is taken.

How long does it take Twitter to respond to a report?

What happens after I submit a report? After you submit a report, you will see a confirmation message from us alerting you that we received your report (it may take up to 24 hours before you see a message). We will review the reported account and/or Tweet(s), and/or Direct Message(s).

What happens if twitter account is reported?

The original content of reported Tweets will be replaced with a notice stating that you reported it. Reporting a Tweet or List does not automatically result in the account being suspended.

Can I get my Twitter account back?

Help with account reactivation

Deactivated accounts can be reactivated within 30 days of deactivation by logging in with the account username (or email address) and password on or through your Twitter for iOS or Android app.

What does Twitter do when you report a tweet?

If you see something that violates the Twitter Rules, the most important thing you can do is report it. Reporting helps signal to us that something is going on, and it helps us keep conversations on Twitter healthier in the long term. We can take action on individual Tweets, Direct Messages, or accounts.

Can I report a tweet anonymously?

When You Report Someone on Twitter is it Anonymous? Yes, all reports are kept anonymous. The only thing Twitter will reveal is that the user’s tweet or account is being investigated. Twitter’s privacy policies protect its users, including those who submit reports.

How long do twitter suspensions last?

Suspension can last between 24 hours and full account deletion. You are usually told if your account is fully suspended (i.e. completely deleted).

How do I talk to someone at twitter?

The best phone number for Twitter is their 415-222-9670 customer service phone number, and you can get the details and use our free call-back service by finding the link for it above and clicking it.

Is there a twitter live chat?

Tap Live at the bottom. To allow live viewers to request to join your broadcast, tap the icon on the upper right. When a viewer has asked to join your broadcast, a notification will appear in the chat.

How do I get in touch with twitter?

Twitter Customer Service (Phone)

To reach Twitter support through phone call 1-415-222-9958.