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How To Delete Your Twitter Account

11:44 AM October 29, 2022

Elon Musk now owns Twitter, causing many people to reconsider using this social network. Some decide to stop using it by removing their accounts.

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

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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 represents how to delete your Twitter account.

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Other social media networks let you delete your account immediately. However, Twitter sets itself apart by setting a deactivation period first. 

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

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

You can deactivate your account via web browser and mobile app. Let us start with the former by opening your account on the website. 

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

On the other hand, you may pause your Twitter account by tapping your profile icon on the app. Then, select the Settings and privacy option.

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

The 30-day waiting period may seem lengthy, but it could pass quickly. After all, most people are busy with numerous daily activities like working at home or binging Netflix series. 

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

How the Chief Twit will lead Twitter

Elon Musk changed his profile bio to “Chief Twit,” signaling his imminent Twitter acquisition. Also, he posted a tweet of himself entering its headquarters while carrying a bathroom sink.

Musk captioned the tweet with, “Entering Twitter HQ – Let that sink in.” Silly antics aside, he removed the previous CEO, Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and head of the Twitter legal department Vijaya Gadde.

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

He allegedly claimed that the company did not disclose the correct number of bots on the platform. More importantly, he plans to remove lifetime bans.

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

Conclusion

Are these sufficient reasons for you to delete your Twitter account? If that is the case, feel free to follow our discussed steps. 

However, you may miss out on major improvements for the platform. Elon Musk said he acquired Twitter because the future of society must have 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 with no consequences.”

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TOPICS: Elon Musk, evergreen, Social Media, Twitter
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