How do you delete a Twitter account

Twitter is one of the biggest social media platforms. One can easily say it is part of the big three of social media. Twitter has about 330 million active monthly users. I don’t know really know how many new people join Twitter daily and how many of them leave. Just before some time, Twitter was so much in the hype. The world’s man richest Elon Musk did actually bid for Twitter. I mean Elon Musk was actually interested to buy this social media platform. This fact really should speak about this social media platform’s caliber. And here in this article, I am going to give you a detailed guide on Twitter. Starting from how you delete a Twitter account to answering your most searched queries. Just like Instagram, Twitter is also free for all of its users. So, let’s go and understand this micro-blogging site called Twitter. 

What are Twitter and tweets?

As I said it is a short blogging platform. People around the world use it to type short descriptions about what’s going on around the world, and what stuff they are doing, or they just write their opinion on a number of things and post it. But Twitter is not only limited to it. (Someone who does not use Twitter surely thinks that Twitter is just limited to this stuff, I was one of them.) Many people are familiar with Instagram, we follow many on it, many people follow us back, we can message someone and all these things are also available on Twitter.  The social media platform Twitter is considered more professional as compared to other social media platforms out there.

According to rumors, Twitter is also planning to launch a highly engaged feature to compete with other platforms like TikTok and Instagram reels. If they come up with this feature it will surely help a lot of influencers and brands to grow more. 

How do you delete a Twitter account
How do you delete a Twitter account?

There is one difference between Instagram and Twitter that Twitter has this feature called “tweet”

Wondering what is a tweet? Remember I wrote something about short descriptions? Well, those short descriptions that people publish are known as tweets. These tweets now are only limited to 280 characters before they were only restricted to 140 characters. The limit of characters in a tweet was extended by Twitter in the year 2017. A tweet does not necessarily mean that it should be only a written text. You can also share images, gifs, and many multimedia as a tweet. There is also a limit on your multimedia tweets. You can only share up to 4 pictures, a single video, or a GIF. and if you are sharing a link as a tweet then it will be counted as 23 characters, no matter the actual length of the link.

Every tweet on Twitter shows its origin. One can easily find out from which kind of device it was tweeted. For example: “Twitter for Android”, “Twitter for iPhone” or “Twitter for web”. In some rare cases, the tweets are also made through third-party applications. 

What are tweets used for

A tweet on Twitter is a way of communicating with people. A tweet can save multiple purposes, it can be used to share a piece of news, an idea, an opinion, or anything you want to share. Also, A tweet can be attached with an image, a video, or a gif to provide it with a highlight that it needs.  

The Twitter lingo

Let us understand the basic terminologies of Twitter to get the most of it. If you are not familiar with Twitter this section is surely going to help you a lot. 

  • Tweet: to post a text up to 280 characters or post an image, video, or gif.
  • Retweet: to tweet an already posted tweet. In simple words when we share a tweet done by ourselves or by any other person is called a retweet. Sharing  Images, videos, links, and gifs also count as a retweet. (it’s like forwarding a tweet) 
  • Hashtags: some of you might be familiar with the word hashtag. But hashtag on any other platform and on Twitter is different. Hashtags trends on Twitter and people add a hashtag to any tweet they want to make a trend. (hashtags trend on the basis of the number of times they are used by people)
  • Twitter Followers: it is just like other social media apps. The number of people who follows your Twitter account is referred to as your Twitter followers.
  • Twitter Verified Account: a Twitter account of any famous person or business, verified by Twitter that it is actual. Verified Twitter accounts are distinguished with a blue badge.
  • Handles: it is your Twitter account profile’s username.
  • Mentions: when someone reaches out to you on Twitter they tag your account. This tag is called a mention. You get a notification for each mention and one should really respond to every mention they get if they have a business Twitter account. You can also mention other people on Twitter.
  • Thread: the limit to a single tweet on Twitter is 280 characters so when people want to add more descriptions to the same tweet they use the thread feature. To put it in simple words a thread is many connected tweets.
  • Private messages: to initiate a conversation with other people directly you can use your inbox and not disturb the masses out there by communicating through tweets.
  • Likes: you can like a tweet to show that you support that respective tweet. To like a tweet tap on the heart icon just below the tweet.
  • Super Follows: if you are an influencer I think you will surely love this feature of Twitter. Super follows is like a membership that you can provide to your followers in exchange for money. One can interact with their favorite followers through this feature.
  • Moments: moments are carefully chosen and thoughtfully organized or presented tweets that represent a powerful message.
  • Twitter Spaces: heard of Instagram rooms? Never mind if you did not (it would have been easier to explain.) Twitter spaces are rooms where friends, followers, and fans can communicate. This feature allows you to communicate through live audio conversations.
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Why do people delete their Twitter account? 

We all know the good side of Twitter and how beneficial it is nowadays. Every coin has two sides, Twitter has it too. Honestly, Twitter is a great app but according to my opinion, there is so much toxicity on it. So many people leave this platform daily due to various reasons. Some say it is too tough/complicated, some just don’t think it is worth it, some think that other competitive platforms are better, and some leave it for their mental health. these were some reasons I have heard from people, anyways no matter what your reason is I will guide you on how can you delete your Twitter account.

How to delete a Twitter account 

The difference between other platforms and Twitter when deleting an account is that when you delete your Twitter account you actually put it on deactivate for 30 days. If you don’t activate your account within 30 days Twitter will automatically delete your account. And in other platforms, there are different processes to deactivate and delete the account.

For PC

Follow these instructions to delete your Twitter account from your desktop:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your desktop.
  2. Enter your log-in details
  3. Tap on your profile button. It is just on the left of the “Tweet” button and it has your profile image on it too.
  4. Click on the “Settings and privacy” option
  5. Scroll down the account section until you see the “Deactivate your account” option. Tap on that option.
  6. On the new page again scroll down to the bottom until you see the “Deactivate” button. Click on it.
  7. A pop-up window will appear and it will ask you for your account’s password. Fill in your password and then tap on the “Deactivate account” button.

For Phone

Follow these instructions to delete your Twitter account from your phone:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your phone. You are a maniac if you use the web version of Twitter even from your phone.
  2. Go to the “settings and privacy” option.
  3. Then tap on the “Account” option.
  4. A new menu will appear. Scroll to the bottom of the new menu you will see the “Deactivate your account” tap on it.
  5. Then again scroll down to the bottom and you will see the “Deactivate” option tap on it.
  6. It will ask you for your confirmation, enter your account password and then tap on the “Deactivate” button.
  7. Your account will be deleted after 30 days until then it is deactivated by Twitter. You can recover it in this period if you want to.

This was how to delete your Twitter account. Now, time for some of the people’s most searched queries.

How to create a Twitter account on desktop

So, you have decided to make a Twitter account? According to me, you should really go for it. I mean everybody is using Twitter, from politicians, and celebrities to even normal people and why shouldn’t they? Twitter is legit a platform where burning issues are discussed. If you are completely new to Twitter and have no idea about it then it will take you some time before you get used to it. Let’s first know how to make a Twitter account then I will guide you more about Twitter. Here are the easy steps to creating an account:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your pc or if you wanna use the official web page then use that. I recommend using the app.
  2. Sign up for your account. Fill in your full name (you can also change your name on Twitter and there is no limit to it.)
  3. Add your phone number. Please add the number you have access to because this number will help you in authentication right now and in the future. (in the future because, if you somehow lose access to your account)
  4. Select a password for your account. Better to go with a secure password.
  5. Select the fields you are interested in. select them wisely because Twitter will provide you suggestions to follow people. If you can’t decide or don’t want to do it now then you can skip step number 5. Tap on the “skip for now” option in the upper right corner to skip this process.
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How to create a Twitter account on your phone

Making a Twitter account on a phone and a desktop, there is not much difference in them. Anyways, if you still a guide on how to do it on your phone then here it is: 

  1. Open the Twitter app on your phone.
  2. Click on the sign-up option
  3. Then enter your full name, phone number, or your email address. Enter the real phone number or email address, Twitter is going to verify it.
  4. Complete the verification of your phone number or email address then select a strong password for your account.
  5. Now the real deal, if you wish to stay anonymous then click on the “not now” option or if you wish to sync with your contacts then do that.
  6. Select your interests, please select them wisely because the interests you select will be on your feed, and Twitter will also suggest profiles based on your interests.
  7. You have entered the suggestion phase. You will see many accounts based on your interests suggested by Twitter. Follow them if you like. And we are done, you have created your Twitter account.

Optimize your Twitter account

Your account is created but it is not enough, let’s optimize your Twitter account. Follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Settings and Privacy and give yourself a username. A simple one yet cool. Nowadays people judge you by your usernames/handles and why won’t they? They use your handle to notify you and your username is visible in your every tweet.
  2. Now, add a profile image to your account. I have seen many people trolling an account with no profile image. It is not mandatory to add a profile image but in my opinion, you really should. Go to Profile and then tap on the “Edit Profile” option and add a profile image of your choice.
  3. Write a nice bio. You can write anything in your bio like writing about your profession, about yourself, a movie dialogue,  a poem, or literally anything. If you are here to spread your business then this is a nice spot to drop a link to your websites and all. Oh! And you only have 280 characters to write a bio for yourself so, don’t waste this and try to include the most interesting and important details in your bio.  
  4. Make your account public if you want that people reach out to you. Although Twitter keeps your account public by default but does make sure to check that it is public or not.

How to post a tweet on Twitter

Let’s go and post your first ever tweet on Twitter. Before publishing your first tweet do know everything about tweets. Make sure to read about tweets in the above section of the article. Okay!

Here are the instructions on how to tweet on a desktop:  

  1. Open the official web page of Twitter and log into your Twitter account.
  2. Tap on the Tweet option. It is just next to your profile. “Compose new Tweet” will pop up in the middle of your desktop screen.
  3. Type the text you want to tweet. It should not be more than 280 characters (spaces also include.) if you want to add images, GIFs, and all then the option is just below. Add a hashtag or tag, someone, if you want. To tag, someone in a twee type “@” followed by their username. To write a hashtag use “#” followed by the respective hashtag text and make sure you do not give any spaces between the hashtag’s text. For example #writingthisforexample
  4. If you want to write more words use the thread option. Tap on the “+” button to make an extension of your first tweet or another tweet. The “+” icon is just below or on the left side of the “Tweet” button
  5. Once you have finalized your tweet click on the “Tweet” option to publish the tweet.
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Here are the instructions on how to tweet on a mobile:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your phone and log in. if you haven’t logged in already then it will ask you for your number or email and your Twitter account’s password.
  2. Click on the “Tweet” icon. It looks similar to a feather. A feather and ‘+” this icon combined. If you are an iPhone user you will find the button on the upper right section of the screen and if you are an android user you will find it at the bottom right section of the screen. Tap on it and it will open the tweet box.
  3. Write your tweet’s message. If you want to write more than 280 characters use the thread feature. Add images, videos, and GIFs if you want to.
  4. Add a hashtag to your tweet if necessary. You can also mention someone if you want
  5. Press on the “Tweet” option to publish your tweet.

What are Twitter polls?

Twitter is a platform to engage with people. One of the best ways to engage with your followers is through Twitter polls. A Twitter poll is a way to ask questions from the audience. The simplest way I can think of to get feedback from people is through polls.

It doesn’t take much longer to write a question and people can give answers to it in just one tap. It is much better than offline surveys, one can vote without any stress because their choice will is not shared with anyone, now even with the creator of the poll.

A Twitter poll can have up to four responses and a minimum of 2. If you are a business company, or an influencer this feature is great for you. Ask the masses about their feedback and they will give it to you gladly. A Twitter poll can have a time span of 5 minutes to even 7 days. One can exactly set the duration of their Twitter poll.

How to post a tweet poll on Twitter from desktop and phone

Here is the guide:

  1. Go to the Twitter web page and log into your account or open the app. Here is the link if you want to use the official web page, just tap on it.
  2. Click on the Tweet button and the “Tweet compose box” will open.
  3. Then tap on the poll icon. It looks identical to a graph
  4. Write your question in the “Ask a question..” section. By default, Twitter will give you a set of two choices to get feedback on your question. Tap on the ‘+” (Add) icon to get more choices.
  5. Write the choices of answers to your question in the Choice section.
  6. Then select the poll length, how long will you want to last that poll.
  7. Just below the Remove poll option, you can see an icon similar to the globe. Tap on it and select who can answer your poll. If you are here to reach the masses then always select the “Everyone” option. 
  8. Tap on the “Tweet” blue option to publish the poll you just created.

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Final words: 

This was all on how do you delete a Twitter account. By the way, what do you all guys think about which app is better? Instagram or Twitter. I personally think that Twitter is better because it focuses more on professionalism whereas Instagram focuses more on the content side. I have written all the basic info on Twitter, including how to create your account and how can you delete it also.

Feel free to ask me more about Twitter I will try to answer them. Knowing all the bad aspects of Twitter, it is a very powerful platform to reach to masses. I personally think that raising a voice on Twitter and another platform is very different. Your opinion on Twitter really does something, it does not go in vain.

If you are not a serious fella and want to use this app just for fun then I don’t think you will face any problems with this app. Remember that Twitter is an impactful real-time app. One should really use it to talk about things that are necessary, trend hashtags. Twitter can do wonders which I think other apps can not.

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