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How to Delete your Twitter account permanently?

It’s time to quit when you find yourself just scrolling down reading bad news, or boring topics. If you are ready to get rid of tweeting once and for all, here’s a step-by-step guide for what you can do to delete your Twitter account permanently.

You have to deactivate your Twitter first

While Twitter allows you to deactivate your account just like Facebook and Instagram, it works a little differently. To delete your Twitter account, you have to deactivate it first.

To do this, go to “More” on the left side of the screen, then “Settings and Privacy.”
Under “Your Account,” you’ll see the option to deactivate your account.
You can choose to reactivate your account after 30 days or after 12 months. If you don’t reactivate, your account will automatically be deleted after 30 days.

What happens when you deactivate your Twitter?

Your username and profile will not appear on Twitter’s website or mobile app once deactivated. If you notice your account gets reactivated without signing in to the app, it might be due to third-party apps. Those are the apps you’ve permitted to connect to your Twitter account. Make sure to revoke third-party access.

What happens when you delete Twitter?

If you don’t sign in to your account for 30 days after deactivation, it will be permanently deleted. That means your username can be claimed by anyone as it will not be registered anymore, and all your old tweets will be gone.

However, your information might still appear on search engines like Google and Bing. You have to follow up with the appropriate search engine to remove that data.

In addition, if you still want to get back those old tweets, Twitter allows users to download their archives.

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