How to Delete Twitter Account Permanently on PC, Android, and iPhone? (2020)

Here, we’ll see the steps to delete your Twitter account.

Before we move to the steps, let’s see the Twitter deletion process in detail.

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 back up of your Twitter account if you wish.

With that said, let’s see the steps to do this task on PC, Android, and iPhone.

PC

Sign in to Twitter.

Hit More from the left sidebar.

In the menu, hit Settings and privacy.

Now, you can see the Deactivate your account option at the right bottom of the screen. Hit it.

Deactivate your account option

Now, go through the message on the screen, and if you are okay with that, hit the Deactivate option.

Deactivate option

Provide your Twitter account password and hit the Deactivate button.

Providing password

Your account is deactivated now.

Account deactivation confirmation screen

To reactivate

 Log in to your Twitter account.

In the confirmation screen, hit Yes, reactivate button.

Reactivate your account screen

Android and iPhone

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

Open the Twitter app.

Hit profile picture at the top.

In the menu, hit Settings and privacy, which you can find between Moments and Help Center.

Hit Account at the top.

Account option on Twitter for iPhone

Hit Deactivate your account option, which you can find above Log out.

Deactivate your account option on Twitter for iPhone

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

Provide your Twitter account password and tap the Deactivate button.

In the confirmation pop-up, hit Yes, deactivate option.

Yes, deactivate option

To reactivate

Sign in in the Twitter app.

In the confirmation screen, hit Yes, reactivate button.

Reactivate your account screen on Twitter for iPhone

That’s it.