Personally, I don’t understand why people are so upset with Twitter these days. However, enough people ARE upset at one thing or another, so here’s a quick guide on how to delete a Twitter account.
It is becoming increasingly clear that social media platforms such as Twitter can cause or exacerbate mental health issues. In fact, nasty platforms like Facebook and Instagram are designed to make you feel bad.
The more emotion you have invested in your sessions, the more time you spend on them. That translates into more advertising dollars for those platforms.
This is why their algorithms serve you the posts and comments that will make you react and feel emotions, not the ones that will support your current views.
And don’t get me started on how Instagram is warping the minds of young people by making them feel bad about their “less than perfect” bodies. (Hint: Those are filters! Nobody actually looks like that!)
It’s gross, but that’s how it works.
Before we get into the mechanics of how to delete a Twitter account, there are a few things you should know.
First: Deleting a Twitter account is permanent. There is no way to recover it once 30 days has passed.
Second: There are some actions you can take that might be better for you, such as removing the Twitter app from your mobile devices or limiting your time doomscrolling.
Third: Quitting Twitter because people you don’t like are saying things you don’t like is childish and short-sighted. Free speech means all speech. Also history teaches us that censorship in all of its forms is bad for humanity. The people advocating for censorship of speech they don’t like will not be very happy when (not if) the tables are turned and THEIR speech is censored.
Lastly: Elon is not a far right person, regardless of what the far left wants you to believe.
So, are you sure you want to jump ship? If so, keep reading.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to delete a Twitter account:
- You must be logged into your Twitter account.
- You must have access to your Twitter password.
- Go to Twitter.com and log in to your account.
- Click on the More button (three dots) in the top right corner of the page.
- Select Settings and privacy.
- Click on Your account.
- Scroll down to the Deactivate your account section.
- Click on Deactivate.
- Enter your Twitter password and click on Deactivate again.
- Twitter will ask you to confirm that you want to deactivate your account. Click on Yes, deactivate.
Your account will be deactivated immediately. However, it will not be permanently deleted until 30 days have passed. During this time, you can still reactivate your account if you change your mind.
If you want to permanently delete your account, you must wait 30 days after deactivating it. After 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted and all of your data will be removed from Twitter’s servers.
Here are some things to keep in mind when deleting your Twitter account:
- You will lose access to all of your tweets, likes and followers.
- You will not be able to reactivate your account after it has been permanently deleted.
- If you have any third-party applications that are connected to your Twitter account, you will need to disconnect them before you delete your account.
Deleting your Twitter account is a permanent decision. If you are not sure whether you want to delete your account, a little willpower will be helpful here. Just. Stop. Logging. In.