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How To Delete An Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access

✎ Key Takes:

» You can permanently remove an old, unused Twitter account that you no longer need by taking specific steps.
» Use the option of resetting the password for the inaccessible account and proceed to deactivate it manually to ensure that your followers are not confused with your current account.
» However, If you find yourself unable to access the old account, reach out to Twitter support from another active account, and submit a report to initiate the process of deleting the old Twitter account.

How To Delete An Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access:

You can try the following methods below:

1. Deactivating Twitter Account

Before you start, let me tell you that deleting and deactivating are two different things.

Deleting your account means removing it permanently, it cannot be restored, while deactivation is that your account is invisible to all, even you. But yes, you can always reactivate within a certain period of time.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

To remove your Twitter account,

Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account by entering the correct user ID and password. Once you are logged in to your account, click on your profile picture, and a drop-down will appear on your screen.

click on your profile picture, a drop-down

Step 2: Go to the ‘Settings and privacy‘ option and then select the ‘Account‘ Option.

Go to the Settings and privacy on twitter on google
 select the 'Account' Option

Step 3: Scroll down and then click on ‘Deactivate your account’. Read all the information about account deactivation and if you are sure about it, you can confirm your decision by clicking on the ‘Deactivate account’ button.

click on the Deactivate your account

Your account is not immediately deleted, it temporarily freezes your account. If you don’t reactivate it within 30 days, it will automatically be permanently deleted.

2. Contacting Twitter Support

You can use this method by reaching out to Twitter support and explaining your situation.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

You can now try the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, visit the Twitter Help Center and navigate to the “Contact Us” page.

Step 2: Then, just select the appropriate category and describe your issue, mentioning that you no longer have access to the account.

Step 3: After that, wait for a response from Twitter support. They may require additional information to verify your ownership.

Follow the steps by Twitter support to proceed with the deletion of the old account.

3. Reach Out to Twitter Community

You should use this method by seeking assistance from the Twitter community, such as dedicated support forums or social media groups.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Just try the steps below:

Step 1: First of all, join Twitter-related forums or groups where users discuss account-related issues.

Step 2: Then, explain your situation and ask for advice on how to delete an old Twitter account that you cannot access.

Step 3: Next, listen to the suggestions and experiences shared by other users who might have faced similar issues.

Step 4: Now, based on the guidance received, proceed with the deletion of the old account.

How To Delete Twitter Account Without Logging In:

To delete your old Twitter account that you are unable to access,

twitter forgot password

Step 1: Firstly, open your browser and open www.twitter.com.

Step 2: Enter your username and password in the space provided to log in (if done, ignore).

Step 3: On the timeline page scroll down at the bottom, to the left side of your screen you can see the ‘More‘ button. Click on it.


Step 4: You will then see the ‘Settings & Privacy‘ option, click on it, and then from this option select the ‘Your Account‘ option.


Step 5: Under this submenu, you will see the option to Deactivate your Twitter account at the bottom.


Step 6: Click on the Deactivate button till your account is logged out on Twitter.

twitter deactivate account

You can easily get your non-accessible Twitter account permanently deleted with the help of these steps.

How To Delete Twitter Account Without Email:

If you are worried to delete your Twitter account when you don’t even remember its password. Well, you need not worry anymore, it is possible to delete a Twitter account without actually logging into the account.

All you need for this method is a friend who has his Twitter account and is willing to lend you their devices just for a few minutes to contact Twitter support.

Follow the steps and get going:

Step 1: Once your friend allows you to use his Twitter account, you have to go to Twitter’s support & request page. You can do so by going to twitter.com

Step 2: Request Twitter to terminate or delete your old account under the File a Report option. Provide the details of your previous account like your account ID, this will make their work easier and will also prove that the account was yours.

Step 3: When done with this, don’t forget to confirm your request to delete your old Twitter account.

twitter contact support

If you can’t get into another’s Twitter account, you can simply create a new account and then follow these steps.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can you Reactivate your Twitter Account after 30 days?

Deactivating your Twitter account does not permanently delete it. Rather it temporarily freezes your account and makes it invisible to other Twitter users including you as well.

Whenever you desire to get back your old Twitter account you can reactivate it. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. You can always reactivate your Twitter account, but there is a limit to this. You can reactivate it within 30 days.

If you fail to reactivate your account within 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted. The reverse period is limited to just 30 days.

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