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How to deactivate your Twitter account?

Sick of the internet? Want to pull a Houdini on the world of Twitter? Don’t worry; it’s quite simple to deactivate your Twitter account. The only thing that might be difficult is to pull away from the addictive world of social networking.

In this article, we’re going to talk about how to deactivate a Twitter account and also help troubleshoot issues you might face doing that.

An important thing to note here is that if your account has had some suspicious activities in the recent past — missing tweets, incorrect follower or following counts, suspicious DMs, account compromise — then deactivating and reactivating your Twitter account won’t help.

Here are a few more things that you should know before you decide to deactivate your Twitter account:

  • You do not need to disable your Twitter account to change your username or email address, that can be done via the account settings.
  • If you wish to use your username or email address with a new or some other Twitter account, then you’ll need to first change both of them for the current account before deactivating it.
  • Twitter cannot control anything that has been indexed by search engines such as Bing or Google.
  • Once deactivated, your Twitter account and all its information including your display name, username, the profile will no longer be available on the website or any of Twitter’s apps.
  • If you’ve accidentally deactivated your account, it can be reactivated within 30 days of being deactivated.

Also read: How to delete your Twitter account?

How to deactivate a Twitter account on PC?

Step 1: Click on your profile picture located at the right-top of the browser window From the drop-down menu, click on Settings and privacy.How to deactivate Twitter account: Everything you need to knowStep 2: Under the Account tab selected on the sidebar, go to the bottom of the page and click on Deactivate your account.How to deactivate Twitter account: Everything you need to knowStep 3: On the next page, read all of the instructions carefully and then click on Deactivate.How to deactivate Twitter account: Everything you need to know Then you will be required to enter your password and confirm the deactivation again.

Also read: How to make your Twitter account private?

How to deactivate a Twitter account on Android?

How to deactivate Twitter account: Everything you need to know

  • Tap on your profile picture icon on the top left of the Twitter Android app
  • From the drop-down menu, tap on Settings and privacy
  • Tap on Account
  • Scroll down to the bottom, tap on Deactivate your account
  • Read the information, scroll to the bottom and tap on Deactivate 
  • You’ll need to enter your password and then tap Deactivate to confirm

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How to deactivate a Twitter account on iOS?

How to deactivate Twitter account: Everything you need to know

  • Tap on your profile picture icon on the top left of the Twitter iOS app
  • Tap on Settings and privacy and then tap on Account
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap on Deactivate your account 
  • Read the information, scroll to the bottom and tap on Deactivate
  • You’ll need to enter your password and then tap Deactivate to confirm

How to deactivate Twitter account: Everything you need to knowIf you have deactivated your account by mistake, here is how to reactivate your Twitter account.

Also read: How to unsuspend your Twitter account?

Make username/email address available for reuse

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  • Access your account via Twitter.com on the web
  • Click on Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu that appears after clicking on your profile picture on the top-right
  • In the username field, choose a new username
  • In the email address field, change your email address to a new address that you own
  • Click on Save changes at the bottom of the page
  • Confirm and verify the new email address that you just entered for this Twitter account
  • The email and username will now be available to sign up and create a fresh account during the 30-day deactivation period

The account keeps getting reactivated

If you recently deactivated your Twitter account, but it keeps getting reactivated then your account might have been compromised.

Follow instructions in this article to secure your account.

Once you’ve changed your password and reviewed your account, deactivate the account again.

Lost the email address associated with the account

If you cannot access the email address associated with your Twitter account, deactivating your account is going to be an issue. IF you have access to the verified mobile number on your account then you Twitter might be able to help you deactivate the account.

Related Read: How to verify Twitter account: 5 things you need to know

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