being an active Twitter user requires sifting through a daily deluge of toxic characters, including QAnon, white supremacists, bots, and deep fakes. there’s no denying the stress and anxiety that with the fast pace of Twitter’s news cycle you can get your account back up to 30 days after the fact.
Deactivate Your Twitter Account In A Browser
If you’re on a computer or in a mobile browser, go to Twitter.com and log in to your account. To deactivate:
- On the web, click the More item in the bottom left of the screen. On the mobile browser, tap your profile icon.
- Select Settings and Support > Settings and privacy and then Your account.
- Select “Settings and Privacy” and then “Your account.”
- Select “Settings and privacy” and then “Your account.”
- At the bottom of the list, tap Deactivate your account.
Go to the bottom of the page to find the Deactivate link.
Deactivate Your Twitter Account In The Twitter App
If you’re using a smartphone, go to the Twitter app and make sure you’re logged in.
- Tap your profile icon in the top-left corner. A menu will pop out from the side. Tap Settings & Support > Settings and privacy on the bottom.
- Tap Your account at the top. On the Your account page, select Deactivate account at the bottom. You’ll get the same informational page and you can then tap the Deactivate button at the bottom.
Few Things To Note:
- To reiterate: your account won’t be permanently gone after this process. Twitter retains your information for 30 days before deleting it permanently. To restore your account, log back in and confirm that you want to reactivate your account.
- If you plan to create a new Twitter account with the same username and email address as the account you’re deactivating, switch the current account to a different username and email address before you deactivate
- If you want to download your Twitter data, do that before deactivating. Twitter can’t send data from inactive accounts.
- Google and other search engines cache results, meaning your old profile and tweets may still pop up in response to search queries on occasion. However, anyone who clicks them will get an error message.