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How To Delete or Deactivate A Twitter Account

by Jo Shaer, on September 11, 2014

how to delete twitter accountYou may have discovered that you have more than one Twitter account and don't want to have to manage a second.

You may have been told by your employer to cease and desist from activity on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Whatever your reason for leaving Twitter, you will want to delete your account.

And it's a question that comes up regularly in our social media consultations.

How to delete a Twitter account

It's not called deleting, it's called deactivating.

Go into the gear menu and select Settings.

Scroll down to the very bottom of the page to the hyperlink for Deactivate My Account

Click on that

Read through what you need to know before you deactivate your account.

You've got 30 days to change your mind and reactivate.

After that the information will all be gone.


If you change your mind, find out how to create a new Twitter account or use Twitter for your own business


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