Deleting or deactivating your twitter account is very easy and can be done by following certain steps.
Before you deactivate your account, you should know
- When deactivated, your Twitter account, including your display name, username, and public profile, will no longer be viewable on twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, and Twitter for Android.
- For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your Twitter account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated.
- To use a username or email address on another account, you must first change them and then confirm the change prior to deactivation.
How to change username and email before deactivation
- On the web via twitter.com, click on Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu under your profile icon.
- In the username field, choose a new username.
- In the email address field, change your email address to a new address you own.
- Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.
- Enter your password when prompted to confirm that you want to save your changes.
- Confirm the new email address via a link we send to you.
- Your email and username will now be available to use on a new account if you choose to sign up again during the 30 day deactivation period.
How to deactivate the account
- Click on Settings and Privacy from the drop-down menu under your profile icon.
- From the Account tab, click on Deactivate your account at the bottom of the page.
- Read the account deactivation information, then click Deactivate @username.
- Enter your password when prompted and confirm that you want to proceed by clicking the Deactivate account button.