How to deactivate or permanently delete a Twitter account from PC, Android and iPhone

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How to deactivate a Twitter account from your computer

One of the easiest and fastest ways to delete or deactivate an account on this one social networks it is via a computer and anyone who has one at home. Also, if you are already aware that you will no longer be using Twitter, the most logical thing is to deactivate your account eliminating it.

Therefore, no one can review your profile or send you requests, and you will also get rid of Twitter notification emails whenever a contact posts something. That is why it will be very useful for you to learn a delete or deactivate yours Twitter account from your PC.



Next, you will see all the steps you need to follow to the letter if you really want to delete your Twitter account from your computer.

  1. Access the website www.twitter.com from browser che you prefer.
  2. Enter your details, so you can log into your Twitter account.
  3. Once inside your account, click on your profile picture to view the menu » Profile and communication «.
  4.  Next, you will select the tab called "Settings and privacy".
  5. In the next window, navigate with your mouse to the end and click on the button that says "Deactivate my account".
  6. Finally, you will receive a confirmation from Twitter to deactivate your account, where you will have to accept it to complete the process.

When you deactivate your account, it remains in the status of suspension for 30 consecutive days. If you do not decide to reactivate it during this time, it will be permanently deleted from this social network and you will not be able to recover it.


How to deactivate a Twitter account from your mobile

Conversely, if you don't have a computer at home or if you prefer to use your mobile to delete or deactivate a Twitter account, you can also use it. Of course, some users find it more convenient to make any request through their own mobile.


The first thing you should know is that, unfortunately, Twitter doesn't allow users to delete or deactivate their account via the mobile application. This is a security measure imposed by this social network, since if you lose your mobile Android or iPhone, no one can delete your account from the application.

Also, you should know that there is a way that few people know, which here you will learn how to achieve your mission from your mobile device. All you have to do is put the browser you have installed on your Android or iPhone on desktop mode and follow the steps described above.

This works very well, as the Twitter webpage will believe that you are logged in from a computer and you will be able to deactivate or delete your account as if you were on the PC. To put your own Android in desktop mode you just have to open the web browser and select the menu button located in the upper right corner.


Then, select the card that says " View as computer «, This way you can log into Twitter and deactivate your account. As for the iPhone, you have to open the Safari browser and find out the version of your browser then press the "AA" icon in the navigation bar, a menu will immediately open where you will select "website in desktop version". If you don't have this browser installed, you can easily download and update Safari. 


You may also be interested in how to block a contact or someone else on Twitter without knowing the account. If this post was of great help to you, don't stop following us and comment on how you were deleting or deactivating your Twitter account.

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