How to Delete Your Twitter Account for Good
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There are valid reasons for deleting one’s own Twitter account. Maybe it’s killing your productivity and leading to an addiction to tech. Maybe you’re sharing too much info online. Or maybe you want to focus more on your real-life relationships.

Sure, you can address all of these issues without obliterating your Twitter account, but drastic times call for drastic measures — and maybe you’re at a time in your life when you really need to excise Twitter from your day-to-day routine.

Fortunately, deletion is straightforward and easy! Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Twitter website and log into your account.
  2. Click on your profile photo at the top right, then select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Account in the left sidebar menu.
  4. Scroll down and click on the Deactivate my account link.
  5. Lastly, click on the Deactivate @username button.

Once deactivated, you have to wait 30 days for your account to be fully deleted. If you log into your account at any time during the 30-days waiting period, you will reactivate your account, so make sure you don’t log in again.

Despite how important social media has become, sometimes you just have to break away from the pact and go against the grain — do not feel guilty or shamed for deleting your account.

How often do you use social media like Twitter? Would you say you’re addicted? Why do you want to delete your account? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    May 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Deleted my account few days back as it gets confusing to keep track of all the information/news available on Twitter.

    • Joel Lee
      May 27, 2016 at 1:33 am

      That's true. Twitter can be a mess unless you learn all of the power user tricks!