How To Delete an Old Twitter Account That You Cannot Access

While Twitter is wonderful and enjoyable when you are active, there may be various reasons why you need to remove your other dormant account. If you have two Twitter accounts, closing the dormant one will prevent your followers from becoming confused.

Do you know how to deactivate a Twitter account, particularly if you don’t have access to it? The procedures for restoring your Twitter account are covered in this guide. We’ll also go over how to use Twitter support to remove an old account you don’t have access to and deactivate your old Twitter account after you have access again.

How to log into your previous Twitter account

It doesn’t harm to try to access your previous account before deleting it, even though removing an old Twitter account you cannot access is conceivable. You simply need to keep track of your username, password, or email address.

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The steps are as follows:

  1. To access the website of Twitter, open this link in a browser.
  2. Please enter the username or email address connected to your previous Twitter account.
  3. Select “Search” from the menu.
  4. You will be asked to enter a recovery email address so that you may receive the recovery link or code if your account is found.
  5. Click “Next” after entering your recovery email.
  6. Find the Twitter message by opening the inbox of the email you’ve added.
  7. On the Twitter password reset screen, enter the recovery code issued to your email.
  8. For your old Twitter account, create a new password.

Bingo! You may quickly delete your old Twitter account now that you have access. Please note that to utilize this approach, you must already have your old Twitter account’s email address, phone number, or username.

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How to remove a former Twitter account

There are various methods for deleting a Twitter account, depending on whether you have access. Let’s discuss the two choices in more detail.

If you are in possession of the account

You are welcome to continue with the steps below if you successfully accessed your previous Twitter account using the earlier steps we discussed.

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  1. Go to the Twitter website on your phone or computer’s browser.
  2. Log into your Twitter account to access it.
  3. Select “More” from the menu.
  4. Select “Settings and privacy” on the following screen.
  5. To deactivate your account, select “Your account” and then “Deactivate your account.”
  6. Review the information on account deactivation. Once satisfied with the information, press the “Deactivate” button at the bottom.
  7. Click the “Deactivate” button once more to confirm the action when prompted.

You only need that to delete the old Twitter account you gained access to.

If you are unable to log into your account

You might not have any login information or other details connected to a specific account you want to remove. The account may belong to a family member who has passed away, or you may have created it in the past and forgotten the email address, password, or phone number you used.

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Only Twitter support can be used to delete the account in that situation. You can follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the Twitter help page.
  2. Choose “I’d like to deactivate/close my account” from the menu.
  3. Select the option “You cannot access your email or linked phone number” below it.
  4. Fill up the form’s other fields and provide Twitter with an email address to contact you.
  5. Click “Submit” at the bottom once everything is finished.

Twitter will contact you via email, and you might need to provide proof of your account claim. Twitter will remove the account on your behalf after confirming that you are the account’s owner. However, if it is someone’s account—say, that of a deceased relative—you might be required to present evidence, such as a copy of their death certificate.

See Also: How To Recover Twitter Account Without Email Or Phone Number?


Hence, it’s simple to delete an old Twitter account whose login details you still have. This article provides instructions for logging back into your previous Twitter account and deactivating your current Twitter account.