Remove, Deactivate Twitter Account Permanently & Delete All Tweets Posted Till Now

Just in case, if you want to delete or remove your twitter account and delete all tweets on your account for some reason twitter allows you to do it. You should know that deactivating your account permanently removes your profile and information from Twitter. Deactivated profiles will take 30 days to clear from our internal systems. While the deactivation is being completed, usernames or email addresses cannot be used in the creation of a new account.

Some Things You Should Know

  • You do not need to deactivate your account to change your username; change it easily and at any time in your account settings.
  • Unless you change your username and email before deactivation, you will not be able to use them on a new account for 30 days.
  • Account restoration is not available at this time.

In order to deactivate, you can follow the procedure below.

  1. Log in to Twitter
  2. Click Settings from the drop-down menu at the top right of your Twitter account.
  3. Click ‘deactivate my account’ at the bottom of the page (shown below).
  4. Enter your password when prompted.
  5. Verify that you really want to do it and voila, it’s done.


To free up your username or email address before deactivating your account:

  1. Go to you Settings page from the drop-down menu at the top right of your Twitter account.
  2. In the username field, choose a new username (Try adding an underscore or a number to it).
  3. In the email address field, change your email address to a new address you also own.
  4. Confirm the new email address via a link we send to you (very important!).
  5. Proceed with deactivation as listed above. Your email and username will now be free to use on a new account should you choose to sign up again during the 30 day deactivation period.

Some More Help Links and Info

  • To restore an accidentally or wrongfully deactivated account, please read this help article.
  • Problems trying to remove your account? Submit a request and our Support team will help you out.

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