Many users may consider deleting their Twitter account, as many of them have their reasons to exit the platform, tweet and interact on other platforms, and deactivate their Twitter account, whether, through the application or browser, they will need several steps to reach the deactivate button the account.
How to deactivate a Twitter account in the browser
Browser users – whether on a computer or phone – who want to deactivate their Twitter account can do so by going to the login page.
Log in to your account if you haven’t registered yet, then click on the word “More” in the lower right part of the screen, look for the option “Settings and support” then “Settings and privacy” and then click on “Your account”.
Scroll down and you will find the required option “Deactivate the account”, then “Deactivate” which appears in red, and to do this process you need to type in the password for your account.
If you want to deactivate the account, you have two options, either for a period of 30 days or 12 months, depending on what suits you.
How to deactivate a Twitter account in the application
Most smartphone users, whether Android or iPhone, rely on the official Twitter application, and in order for them to be able to deactivate their accounts, they must enter the application and click on the private profile icon located in the upper right corner, and the “Settings” option will appear. Support”, then “Settings and privacy” at the bottom, and then click on Account at the top.
On the “Your Account” page, select the “Deactivate Account” option at the bottom and at the end “Deactivate”, here you need to enter the password to complete the process.
What happens when you deactivate a Twitter account?
When you press the “Deactivate” button, your account will disappear and will not appear on Twitter or in the search results, but there is hope to recover it if you want.
If you are planning to create a new Twitter account with the same username and email address as the account you deactivated, convert the existing account to a different username and email address before deactivating it, and this process can be done simply.
If you wish to download your Twitter data, do so before deactivating your account, as Twitter cannot send data from inactive accounts.
Google and other search engines cache results, which means that your old profile and tweets may still exist to show search results at times, yet anyone who clicks on them will get an error message.