Many things have changed on the side of Twitter since the takeover of the social network by Elon Musk. Faced with these upheavals, we explain how to delete a Twitter account on iPhone, Android and computer.
Twitter is a social network loved by some, hated by others and the cleavage has not improved since the takeover of the company by the controversial billionaire Elon Musk. Deleting your account (profile and username) may have been an idea that has been floating around in the back of your mind for a while. If you want to take the plunge and unsubscribe, here’s how to permanently delete your Twitter account or disable it while you take a break.
The method+ is quite simple. No need to rummage through web archives, make an appointment, remember a complex password or a magic formula.
How to close and permanently delete your Twitter account?
To permanently delete a Twitter account, you must first deactivate the Twitter account in question. Once this step is completed, you will have to wait and do not reactivate the account within 30 days in order to validate the deletion of your profile and your username.
We will therefore detail each time the steps to follow on iPhone, Android and computer to permanently delete your Twitter account. But, regardless of the device used, this one-month period will always be taken into account after deactivation.
How to Delete Twitter Account on iPhone?
From the Twitter app on iPhone, here are the steps to delete your account.
- Open the side menu.
- Scroll down Settings and support.
- Select line Settings and privacy.
- Choose option Your account.
- Bang on Disable Account.
- Validate by pressing Disable.
- Wait 30 days without logging into the Twitter account for the Delete definitely.
How to delete a Twitter account on Android?
To delete your Twitter account from an Android smartphone, the process is the same as on iPhone. Only the names of a few menus differ. Here is the procedure.
- Go in the side menu.
- Open section Settings and support.
- Click on Settings and confidentiality.
- Select Your account.
- To push on Disable Account.
- Confirm by tapping Disable.
- Wait 30 days without reactivating it to permanently delete twitter account.
How to delete a Twitter account on a computer?
The method for deleting a Twitter account on a computer follows the same logic as on a smartphone with a few minor subtleties.
- Click on three dots icon on the left of the screen.
- Open Settings and support
- Go Your account > Deactivate account
You will then come across an interface giving you the choice of the “reactivation period“. In other words, how long you allow yourself to be able to leave the Twitter account deactivated before it is permanently deleted. You have two choices: 30 days or 12 months.
How to deactivate a Twitter account temporarily?
You may want to simply deactivate your Twitter account temporarily, without going as far as permanent deletion. To do this, simply follow the steps described above – on iPhone, Android or computer -, but remember to reconnect within 30 days of deactivating the Twitter account (and therefore do not forget your password) .
During this deactivation period, your profile and our username (with the @ at the beginning) will no longer be visible.
Why delete his account and leave Twitter?
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter is far from unanimous. The arrival of the businessman was most chaotic, even creating a kind of general panic on Twitter for a while. The confusion around freedom of expression on the social network, the frustrations over double authentication, a few trolls, the Twitter Blue subscription or questionable methods around the “exceeded rate limit”… Twitter news doesn’t really hasn’t been easy.
And this is also reflected in the quality of interactions on the social network. Some people find themselves there completely or do not see their habits transformed. Others are no longer there in this new Twitter and are increasingly showing their desire to deactivate or delete the account. For example, by installing Threads on their smartphones. This application is an alternative to Twitter created by Meta and more and more people meet there. You don’t even need a new password since the service is linked to Instagram.
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