Want to vote with your feet after Elon Musk takeover? Here is how to delete Twitter account | How-to

Want to vote with your feet after Elon Musk takeover? Here is how to delete Twitter account

If Elon Musk taking over is not to your liking, then vote with your feet, here is how to delete Twitter account. Check out the step-by-step guide to the same.

By: HIMANI JHA
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:56 IST
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How to delete Twitter account on iPhone, Android and more! (Wikimedia Commons)

It is now officially confirmed that the world's richest man Elon Musk is taking over Twitter. Yes! Musk is buying Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash in a total transaction valued at around $44 billion. While this news left many of the Twitterati thrilled, others are less excited about the prospect of Musk running the social media platform. Musk promised to defend “free speech” and hence, the banned right-wing figures like Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene, may well be welcomed back. Some of the critics are even going to the extent of deleting their Twitter accounts. So if you too are one of those who are thinking of deleting their micro blogging account then here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete Twitter account.

Deleting a Twitter account starts with deactivation. Do note that deactivating the Twitter account is only the first step. Once you deactivate your account on Twitter, it will no longer be visible, but you can reactivate it by logging-in during a specified period. Once the reactivation period is over, your Twitter account will automatically be deleted.

Here's how to delete Twitter account on iPhone or android phone and laptop or computer 

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Steps to delete Twitter account on iPhone or android phone 

1. Open the Twitter app on your phone or go to Twitter.com.

2. Tap on your profile picture.

3. Go to Settings and privacy and select Your account.

4. Now tap on Deactivate your account and select a reactivation period from 30 days to 12 months.

5. Read disclaimer and confirm the “Deactivate”

6. Twitter will ask you to enter a password. Do the same to delete your Twitter account.

How to delete Twitter account on web

Time
Tools
Supplies
20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Open Twitter.com on your system and login to your profile.

Step 2:

Click on three dot icon available on the left and choose Settings and privacy. 

Step 3:

Select “Deactivate Your account” and choose reactivation period between 30 days or 12 months. 

Step 4:

Next, read disclaimer and select Deactivate.

Step 5:

Finally, enter the password to delete your account on Twitter. 

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First Published Date: 27 Apr, 17:20 IST
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