Twitter is one of the World’s most popular social networking site that’s addictive, informative and also fun. With Twitter, you can have a conversation with your favorite celebrity, entrepreneur or connect and follow your favorite blogs. But let’s agree that Twitter is not for everyone. Some may find it as boring and they may not want to express themselves in 140 words limit that Twitter imposes. Also some people just create Twitter account for trying it out but then they don’t find it interesting and may want to deactivate/delete their Twitter account. Let’s learn how to deactivate your Twitter account and then if you change your mind, then you can also re-activate your account.
Deactivate Twitter Account
Step 1: Login to your Twitter account. Click on “Settings” from the “user” drop-down menu situated in the top-right side.
Step 2: The above step would open your Twitter settings page. Now scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Deactivate my account.
Step 3: Twitter will now present you a page where you need to confirm that you are really leaving Twitter. Some additional points will also be displayed so that you don’t close your Twitter account if you just want to change your username or email. Click on Deactivate @yourusername button and then in the next step, you’ll be asked to enter the password to finish this process.
That’s it, your account is deactivated.
Restore / Re-activate Twitter Account
Twitter will retain your data for 30 days, which should give you enough time to re-think your decision. If you change your mind and want to get back your account, then you can reactivate your account by simply logging back in to your Twitter account (but within 30 days of deactivation).
Note that if you do not login within 30 days of deactivation, then your account will be permanently deleted, with no way to restore your tweets, followers, favorites, etc.
So that’s how you can disable your Twitter account and just in case if you change your mind, then you can re-activate your account within 30 days.