In this article, you will learn about the step-by-step process of deleting a suspended Twitter account.
But before jumping deeper into it, we should learn about the possible reasons behind Twitter account suspension.
Why Does Twitter Suspend Accounts?
Following may be the possible reasons behind Twitter account suspension:
- Twitter ensures the authenticity of the user’s account. It has very strict policies on fake news and spamming activities. So, Twitter suspends mostly fake accounts to stop the propaganda and makes the Twitter community safer.
- Twitter may restrict your activities or suspend an account if any unusual activities like hacking or other malicious activities are found.
- Twitter accounts may be suspended if users post abusive, bullying, or harassing content. Twitter provides a facility to report such posts and flag such issues before Twitter’s team.
- Any criminal or threatening activities can lead your account into big trouble. In this scenario, Twitter may warn you by temporarily suspending your account, or it can take strict action by permanently deleting your profile.
- Twitter takes strict actions on the accounts selling drugs-related products or child trafficking. In this scenario, Twitter may suspend your account.
What Happens When a Twitter Account is Suspended?
Depending upon whether your Twitter account is suspended temporarily or permanently, what you are authorized to do is you may resolve the issue in your Twitter account by following the required procedures if Twitter has banned some of your activities.
In this scenario, Twitter limits your activity like you are not allowed to tweet, retweet, follow or comment if you violate Twitter policies.
On the other hand, If your Twitter suspends your account permanently, you will not be able to do anything except appeal to the Twitter community if there is any mistake from the Twitter side.
In this scenario, No one will be able to see your Tweets, and your activities will be restricted permanently on that specific account. However, the account exists on the server of Twitter as suspended.
How to Delete a Suspended Twitter Account?
If you log in to your Twitter account and get a popup message that “Your account (XYZ) is currently suspended; for more information, please log in to Twitter.com.”
This means your account is temporarily suspended due to spammy or abusive behavior, as mentioned above.
You can drop the unsuspension appeal to Twitter by following the mentioned steps in this scenario.
Steps to Delete a Suspended Twitter Account:
Step 1. Click on the Twitter.com Option
When you log in to your Twitter account, it will show you that your Twitter account is currently suspended, as mentioned earlier. You get two options: to Dismiss this message and to visit Twitter.com. You will have to select the “Go to Twitter.com” option.
Step 2. Click on the “Suspended Accounts” Option
Once you click on “Go to Twitter.com”, you will be redirected to the help page of Twitter, where you will find the “Suspended accounts” option on the top of the screen.
Step 3. Select “Suspended Account” Options
When you click on the Suspended accounts option, you will see a list of options here, and you just need to scroll down and select the option of “suspended accounts” again.
Step 4. Tap on “About Suspended Accounts”
After clicking on suspended accounts, you will have to select the “About suspended accounts” option appearing on the upper side of the page.
Step 5. File an Appeal
As you click on About suspended account, it will redirect you to the next page where you have to scroll down and find an option of “file an appeal” and open it Or directed go to the File an appeal option by clicking here- file an appeal.
Step 6. Select the Device or Medium
Select the option of Twitter for Android, Twitter for iPhone, or other mediums where you are experiencing these issues. If you are using a mobile web browser, then select the option of “my mobile web browser.”
Step 7. Write a Description
You can write, “my Twitter account is suspended, kindly unsuspend it,” with valid reasons for your spam activities. You can admit your mistake by writing Sorry for the inconvenience and assuring Twitter that you will not repeat the mistake that you have committed. If you think it’s a Twitter mistake, elaborate on your stand politely and precisely.
Step 8. Enter your Twitter Informations
Once you have written a professional description, please enter your name, Twitter username with “@” email id, and mobile number (optional) and submit it by filling the captcha.
You will get a message that your request has been submitted successfully. Please check your email from Twitter support. Your Twitter account will be unsuspended within a few days, and Twitter will inform you about unsuspension on your mail-id.
Once your Twitter account is unsuspended, you can request the deactivation of your Twitter account.
How to Deactivate your Twitter Account through the Twitter Application?
Once your Twitter account is unsuspended, you can follow the procedures to deactivate your account by going through the mentioned steps.
Step 1. Open the Application of Twitter
Open your Twitter handle by entering your username and passwords by opening your Twitter application.
Step 2. Tap Profile Icon
Once you log in to your Twitter account, you will need to tap on the profile icon (profile picture).
Step 3. Tap on “Setting and Option”
Enter into Twitter’s setting and privacy option to find the account tab.
Step 4. Click on the “Your Account” Option
In the setting and privacy option, you will need to click on the “your account” option appearing at the top screen to take action on it.
Step 5. Deactivate Your Account
After entering into your account option, scroll down and tap on the option of “deactivate the account.”
Step 6. Tap on Deactivate
Read the deactivation details appearing on the screen and tap the Deactivate option.
Step 7. Enter Password
Enter your Twitter password to confirm your deactivation and tap on Deactivate.
Step 9. Confirm “Yes,Deactive” Option
Finally, confirm your deletion by tapping on the option of Yes Deactivate.
Remember, this process does not work on your account immediately, so you can reactivate your Twitter account by again logging in to your account if your mood changes within 30 days.
But once you finally click on the deactivate option, your account does not show to the public; however, it is deleted permanently after 30 days.
How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account through Web Browser?
Step 1. Log in to Twitter
First, you will need to log in to your Twitter account using your username and Twitter account password.
Step 2. Select “More”
Once you log in to your account, you will need to click on the “More” option in the left panel of the window.
Step 3. Select “Setting and Privacy”
After clicking the more option, you will need to tap on the Setting and Privacy option to find the “your account” option followed by Deactivate account.
Step 4. Click “Deactivate Account”
You will find the “Deactivate Account” option, where you have to click to Deactivate your Twitter account.
Step 5. Click “Deactivate”
Finally, click on the red-colored “Deactivate” option appearing on the button right of the screen and Confirm.
Step 6. Enter Password
Enter your Twitter password, then click on the Deactivate option appearing on the bottom right of the screen.
What Happens after Deletion of Your Twitter Account?
Here is what you must know about deleted Twitter info:
- Your information or tweets, comments are still shown by search engines.
- Your profile would not be available, but your username will exist if another account had mentioned it earlier.
- If you change your mood to log in within 30-days of deactivation, your account will be activated automatically without any hassle.
You can only delete your Twitter account if you have access to it.
So get the access by contacting customer support or requesting them directly to delete your account.
However, according to Twitter’s policy, you can delete inactive/dead Twitter accounts by default.
You don’t need to make any special request to delete if it’s inactive for several months or years. Twitter deletes it automatically.