Thursday, June 2, 2011

Twitter Marketing Tips: How To Deactivate Your Twitter Account

When you deactivate your Twitter account, it will permanently remove your profile and information on Twitter. It will take 30 days, before they (Twitter) remove any trace of your account on their system, During that deactivation process, your username or email address will not be available for use in creating new accounts. Even someone changing his own username to your deactivated one isn’t available.  Before you proceed with the deactivation, you should know the following:
  • Deactivation is final and permanent.
  • If you just want to change your username, instead of deleting your current accound and making a new one, you can just change it via Twitter’s account settings. That way, you still have your previous tweets and followers.
  • For 30 days, you cannot use your username and email for another Twitter account after deactivating it unless you changed them beforehand.
  • Account restoration is not yet available.

Deactivating your Twitter account:
  1. Sign in to Twitter
  2. Click Settings from the drop-down menu at the top right hand of the navigation bar
  3. Click “Deactivate my account” found at the bottom of the page.
  4. Type in your password when asked.
  5. Verify if you really want to do it.
  6. Goodbye Twitter…for now..

Here’s the twitter marketing virtual assistant tips on how to be able to use your username or email address before you deactivate, you have to change them first:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. You’ll see a username field there pre-filled with your current username. Choose your new username. A username you won’t use because it will be the one that will not be available for 30 days.
  3. On the email address field, change it with an address you also own.
  4. Confirm the email change by checking out the inbox of the new email and clicking the confirmation link. Note: It won’t be changed unless you confirm it.
  5. You may now go on with deactivating your Twitter account as the steps indicated above. 

For more tips or questions that you don’t know about twitter marketing, you may ask our twitter marketing virtual assistant.


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