Elon Musk now owns Twitter, which makes many people rethink the use of this social network. Some decide to stop using it by deleting their accounts.

Do you know how to delete your Twitter account? If you don’t, that’s okay. This article will serve as a guide for you and millions of other users.

It will discuss the steps to deactivate your Twitter account. How is it different from deleting a subscription? Read more to find out!

How to deactivate your Twitter account

This introduces how to delete your Twitter account.

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Other social networks allows you to delete your account immediately. However, Twitter distinguishes itself by first setting an inactivity period.

It removes your name, username and profile from the platform. However, the account remains so you can reactivate it if you change your mind.

The deactivation period lasts for 30 days after you click Deactivate button. The platform will then automatically delete your Twitter account.

You can deactivate your account via web browser and mobile app. Let’s start with the first one by opening your account on the website.

Click on | More ▼ option in the left menu, then select Settings and privacy option. Finally click on Account and on Deactivate your account settings.

Alternatively, you can pause your Twitter account by tapping on your profile icon in the app. Then choose Settings and privacy option.

Touch Your account option, then Deactivate your account option. Also, you should think carefully before following these steps.

The 30-day waiting period may seem long, but it can go by quickly. After all, most people are busy with multiple daily activities like working around the house or binge drinking Netflix series.

You might want to mark “Twitter Delete Day” on your calendar or note taking app. Therefore, you can remind yourself to delete your Twitter account in a few days.

How the master tweet will lead Twitter

Elon Musk has changed his profile bio to ‘Chief Twit’, signaling his impending acquisition of Twitter. He also tweeted about walking into the headquarters while carrying a bathroom sink.

Musk captioned the tweet, “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in.” Silly antics aside, he ousted previous CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and Twitter’s head of legal Vijay Gade.

The new CEO plans to crack down on bots or fake accounts. This was the reason why he had previously delayed buying Twitter.

He is said to have claimed that the company did not disclose the correct number of bots on the platform. More importantly, he plans to abolish lifetime bans.

That means former President Donald Trump could return to the platform. As a result, many people considered leaving Twitter once and for all.


Are these reasons enough to delete your Twitter account? If this is the case, feel free to follow our discussed steps.

However, you might miss out on big improvements for the platform. Elon Musk said he acquired Twitter because the future of society there must be a shared digital town square.

He also assured everyone that the platform would not turn into a “free-for-all hellscape where anything can be said without consequence.”

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How To Delete Your Twitter Account