How to deactivate a Twitter account

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If you are a twitter user and choose to deactivate your account, here are few steps to help you.

  1. Click on Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu under your profile icon.
  2. From the Account tab, click on Deactivate your account at the bottom of the page.
  3. Read the account deactivation information, then click Deactivate @username.  
  4. Enter your password when prompted and confirm that you want to proceed by clicking the Deactivate account button.

How to make your twitter username or email address available for reuse

  1. On the web via, click on Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu under your profile icon
  2. In the username field, choose a new username.
  3. In the email address field, change your email address to a new address you own.
  4. Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.  
  5. Enter your password when prompted to confirm that you want to save your changes.
  6. Confirm the new email address via a link we send to you (very important!)
  7. Your email and username will now be available to use on a new account if you choose to sign up again during the 30 day deactivation period.
  8. Proceed with deactivation as listed above.

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