How to Delete Your Twitter Account – And Why You Should

05/27/2019     Author: Billy Gray

Spending too much time ranting about the president’s tweets? Might be time to consider giving it up. Here’s the full guide on how to delete your Twitter account.


In a world where Twitter is the place where major political stories often drop, you just know that things have changed. Thing is, beyond all the front line news development (which have a tendency to produce negative emotional states when followed too much), Twitter is increasingly being seen as a bad tool.

The site thrives off of individuals trying to grab each other’s attention and while it does produce some excellent results here and there, it also produces a lot of witless losers begging to be heard. One of the most common ways to get heard is to start trash talking other users, and this is pretty common practice on the social networking platform.

Indeed, Twitter has grown a sturdy reputation as being a fairly negative place to be at times. So, how do you get rid of it for good? Here’s our guide.

How to delete your Twitter account

Follow these simple steps to delete your Twitter account. Deleting your Twitter doesn’t work the same way as deleting Facebook. More willpower is involved in this process. To delete your Twitter, you must deactivate it and then not use it for 30 days. After this point, your account and all your Tweets will be permanently deleted.

This is a clever trick, because it gives people the chance to log back in at any moment and gives them a month knowing of the looming deletion of their account. Most people will probably break and log back in before the 30 day mark. In this way, Twitter can get less deletions.

If you can manage 30 days without breaking, then your account will be cast to the annals of history – or not, seeing as none of it will be recorded. If you log in at any point in the 30 days since deactivation, you’ll restore your account and have to do the whole process again.

Here’s how to delete your Twitter.

  1. Sign in to the Twitter website.
  2. Go to the drop down menu under the profile icon.
  3. Select Settings and Privacy.
  4. Go to Account and click ‘Deactivate your account’
  5. Click Deactivate.
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Click Deactivate (again).
  8. Wait 30 days without breaking.
  9. Account deleted.
  10. Pick up a hobby…

Why you should delete your Twitter account

There are lots of reasons why you might consider deleting your Twitter account. Chief among them are the fact that it probably takes a significant portion of your day. Not just any portion either – the procrastination period! While this might sound like lost time, your procrastination can actually be a lot more worthwhile than scrolling through your friends attempts at being social commentators.

That time could be spent reading about scientific breakthroughs, watching cat videos, or learning how to get into shape. Frankly, it could be spent racing snails and it’d probably still have more practical benefit than using Twitter.

The age of honest social media has come and passed. Some studies estimate that up to 15% of all accounts on Twitter are actually bots. That’s depressing…

When Microsoft jumped at futurism and unleashed its AI bot onto Twitter, it only took a few hours before they had to shut it down. This is because the bot looked through the world’s Tweets and began mimicking them, spouting out all kinds of racists, sexist, and generally asshole-worthy statements. That’s also pretty depressing.

If you’re looking to make more out of your time and spend less of it looking it a bunch of robots arguing with one another, then deleting Twitter is a pretty essential move. It’s now just controlled information with a massive agenda behind it. You deserve more, quit now while you’re ahead.

What to do after you delete Twitter

Here are some fun ways to fill the time you now have available after deleting Twitter.

  • Get a dog. If you don’t have time for a dog then get a cat.
  • Read something.
  • Hit the gym.
  • Learn how to use a crossbow.
  • Build a shed.
  • Grow vegetables.
  • Invent a new source of sustainable energy.
  • Learn Vietnamese.
  • Download Tinder. If you’re married then start swinging.
  • Learn to make tacos.
  • Watch John Wick.
  • Learn to ride a motorbike.

Get to work on building your dream shed.

We hope that after reading this post your life greatly improves. Good luck, we’re all counting on you.

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