How To Close The Twitter Account Of A Deceased Person

How To Delete A Twitter Account When Someone Dies

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a popular social media network and micro-blogging site where users interact using short, word-capped messages known as ‘tweets’

So you know what Twitter is, but how do you delete a Twitter account? Permanently deactivating a Twitter account can be done through either the desktop site or a mobile browser.

How To Delete A Twitter Account:

  • Login to Twitter
  • Click on the ‘More’ section by selecting the 3 dots on the top right corner
  • Click on ‘Settings and Privacy’ from the drop-down menu.
  • In the ‘Your Account’ Tab, select ‘Deactivate Your Account’ 
  • Read through the account deletion information and then select Deactivate.
  • Enter the password to confirm the deletion of the account.

Things To Note

  • After you delete the Account, it is given a ‘deactivated’ status for 30 days. If the account is not logged into during the 30 days following deactivation, the account will be permanently deleted.
  • The Twitter data associated with the account can be downloaded by requesting to download it.
  • The account might still show up in search engine results from Google and Bing as Twitter does not control them. To remove these results, the search engines should be contacted.


Twitter’s legacy policy makes it so that you can have the account of a deceased person even without the login credentials. The procedure is given in Twitter’s Help Section

  • After submitting your request, you are asked to provide a variety of documents as proof. 
    • Information about the deceased.
    • A copy of your ID
    • A copy of the deceased’s death certificate.
  • This is a necessary step to prevent false and/or unauthorized reports.

Now that you know how to delete a Twitter account, you might also realize the complications that may arise when deleting the account of a deceased person. The major one is not having access to the account holder’s login information. By making use of a Digital Estate Plan, you get to decide what happens to each of your Digital Assets following your death or incapacitation.


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