By deleting your Twitter account, you’ll be erasing your profile, photos, posts, videos, and anything else that you’ve personally added to Twitter. You won’t be able to retrieve any of these things. Some information, like direct messages, might still be visible after you’ve deleted your account. After 30 days, you won’t be able to reactivate your account. You must do this within your Twitter account- only deleting the app will not delete your profile.
Twitter doesn’t have a separate procedure for deactivating and deleting your account. You must deactivate account, and then wait 30 days. After this, your account will go from just deactivated to fully deleted.
How to Delete Twitter on Desktop
1. Sign into your Twitter account.
2. Click on your profile icon on the top right of the page. Click ‘Settings and privacy’.
3. Scroll all the way down in the ‘Account’ section of the page (this should be the default page that comes up in ‘Settings and privacy’). Click ‘Deactivate your account’.
4. Click ‘Deactivate your account’.
5. Enter your password in the popup.
6. Wait 30 days for your account to be fully deleted.
How to Delete Twitter on Mobile
1. Tap on your profile icon on the top left of the screen.
2. Tap ‘Settings and privacy’.
3. Tap ‘Account’.
4. Tap ‘Deactivate your account’.
5. Confirm your password and tap ‘Deactivate’.
6. Tap ‘Yes, deactivate’ in the popup.
7. Wait 30 days for your account to be fully deleted.
How Long Until Your Profile is Deleted?
You have 30 days to fully commit to deleting your account. If you log back in within this timeframe, you will be able to retrieve your information. It won’t be accessible to other users during this time period.
Julianne joined Abine in 2018 after studying international justice at Leiden University. She is a dedicated privacy advocate and an opt-out expert. When she’s not fighting data brokers, she enjoys unplugging with a cup of coffee and her cat.