How to delete your Twitter account? Tired of social networks or Elon Musk? We explain how to do it!

We quickly explain everything you need to know how to delete your account in a few clicks.

How to permanently delete your Twitter account?

To delete your Twitter account for good, there is nothing easier and it can be done easily on a computer (PC and Mac) in four steps:

  • first, go to your browser on the site and log in;
  • then, on the left of your screen, click on More, then on Settings and privacy;
  • third, select the option Your account, then in the right column, Deactivate account;
  • finally, at the bottom and in red, click Deactivate and fill in the account password.

On Android or iOS, the process is just as simple:

  • open the app on your smartphone and tap your profile picture in the upper left;
  • below, select Settings and Privacy (for Android users) or Settings and Privacy (for iPhone users);
  • click on your account;
  • below, select Deactivate account;
  • confirm by tapping Disable and enter the password.

What happens when you delete your account?

When you delete your account, the profile will no longer be visible or searchable by other users. However, your old mentions will still be available, they just won’t be linked to your account. Also, as indicated official site help page, deleting their account will not affect search engine results such as Google and Bing. In fact, the network has made it clear that they will not “control” these sites, so your information will always be there.

Also, after deleting your account, it will be impossible for you to recover your personal data, even if the network has indicated that they give themselves the right to keep some data of your deactivated account in their system, to ensure the safety and security of the platform and its users. If you want to know more, take a look this page.

How to temporarily close your Twitter account?

If you have decided to stay away from the social network, but you are not yet sure that you want to leave it permanently, temporarily deactivate your Twitter account is a good idea. To do this, follow these steps:

  • open your browser and go to the site;
  • after logging in, on the left, click on More, then on Settings and privacy;
  • in Your account, select the Deactivate account option;
  • before clicking Deactivate, choose a period during which you will be able to reactivate your account (30 days or 12 months);
  • below, finish by clicking the red Deactivate button and entering your password.

Of course, the same operation can be done on mobile devices:

  • in the app, tap your profile picture at the top;
  • scroll down a bit, then select Settings & Privacy (Android) or Settings & Privacy (iOS);
  • go to Your account and select the Deactivate account option;
  • below, tap Disable, your password will be asked to confirm the action.

To reactivate the account, simply log in again before the 30 days or 12 months expire. The network will ask you to confirm that you want to reactivate the account. If you confirm, your profile will be visible again and all your old tweets will still be there.

What data does Twitter collect about you and how do you get it?

Most websites and social networks collect data about you, either overtly or covertly, and bluebird is no exception. Twitter obviously has access to the data you give yourself: your last name, first name, city and region, phone number, email… They also have access to your IP address, your tweets and links you share.

To download your data, follow these steps:

  • on the site, click on More, then on Settings and Privacy;
  • in Your Account, select Download a copy of your data;
  • follow the authentication steps (password, SMS verification).
  • After that, you will receive an email or notification within 24 hours to download your personal data.

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