How to Delete Twitter Account Permanently (2020)

Here we’ll see:

Twitter Deletion Process

Twitter doesn’t offer an option for immediate deletion. Instead, they give the option to deactivate your Twitter account, which will put it in the deletion queue.

After deactivation, you have 30 days to reactivate. Until then, Twitter will keep your data. If you don’t reactivate, then Twitter will delete your account.

Important Things to Note

  • You can change the username or email address in the Settings. So, avoid deletion for that reason.
  • Before deactivation, take a backup of your Twitter account if you wish.

How to Delete Twitter Account Permanently on PC

  1. Sign into Twitter.
  2. Hit More from the left sidebar.
  3. On the menu, hit Settings and privacy.
  4. Now, you can see the Deactivate your account option at the right bottom of the screen. Hit it.
Deactivate your account option
  1. Now, go through the message on the screen, and if you are okay with that, hit the Deactivate option.
Deactivate option
  1. Provide your Twitter account password and hit the Deactivate button.
Providing password

Your account is deactivated now.

Account deactivation confirmation screen

To Reactivate

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. In the confirmation screen, hit Yes, reactivate button.
Reactivate your account screen

How to Delete Twitter Account Permanently on Android and iPhone

Note: Here, I’m using an iPhone. But the steps are the same for Android.

  1. Open the Twitter app.
  2. Hit profile picture at the top.
  3. On the menu, hit Settings and privacy, which you can find between Moments and Help Center.
  4. Hit Account at the top.
Account option on Twitter for iPhone
  1. Hit on Deactivate your account option, which you can find above Log out.
Deactivate your account option on Twitter for iPhone
  1. Go through the message on the screen. If you are okay with that, hit Deactivate option at the bottom.
Deactivate option on Twitter for iPhone
  1. Provide your Twitter account password and tap the Deactivate button.
  2. In the confirmation pop-up, hit Yes, deactivate option.
Yes, deactivate option

To Reactivate

  1. Sign in on the Twitter app.
  2. In the confirmation screen, hit Yes, reactivate button.
Reactivate your account screen on Twitter for iPhone