How to Delete an Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Delete an Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access?

Do you want to delete your old Twitter account, but you don’t have access to it? Don’t worry! I’ll help you delete it even if you haven’t accessed the email address and forgot the password.

To delete the Twitter account, you need to complete a form and wait to be contacted by someone from Twitter.

Or you can use another friend’s Twitter account, contact customer support, and tell them you’d like your account deleted.

Both solutions work, and I’ll include them both down below. Keep reading to learn more about deleting an old Twitter account you cannot access!

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How to Delete an Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access?

Complete a Twitter Form

Go to this form and complete the steps outlined in it.

Follow the steps below to delete your old Twitter account if you don’t have access to it:

1. Enter the necessary reasons for completing the form

Enter the necessary reasons for completing the form
Enter the necessary reasons for completing the form

First, you’ll need to select these two options in the dialogue boxes in the Twitter form.

Select “I’d like to deactivate or close my account” in the first box and “I don’t have access to the email address or mobile phone number associated with my account” in the second box.

Then, scroll down.

2. Complete the rest of the form

Complete the rest of the form
Complete the rest of the form

As you scroll down, you’ll see the rest of the form. Select “This is a personal account,” enter your Twitter username and email address and describe your issue.

You should write something like, “I want to close my Twitter account but I don’t have access to the email address and I forgot the password.”

Click on “Submit” at the bottom, and that’s it. Wait for a confirmation from the Twitter customer support team.

Use a Friend’s Account to Contact Twitter Support

Another solution to delete your old Twitter account if you can’t access it is to use a friend’s account to contact Twitter support.

Tell them you’d like your Twitter account deleted and provide them with any identifiable data. Preferably a Twitter username or the email address you used for it. Even a phone number works.

The process is the same as above. You use the same form, or you can go to Twitter Help Center and search for “delete or deactivate account.”

Complete the form, enter all the appropriate data, explain your problem, and wait for a member of the staff to contact you.

Don’t forget to leave behind your email address so the Twitter staff can contact you about the account deletion!

Conclusion

To summarize, it’s very easy to delete an old Twitter account if you’ve lost the password and email address.

Complete the form I mentioned above, and that’s it. You’ll have to wait for a support team member to contact you.

Once they’ve deleted your account, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This should happen in 1-3 business working days.

Depending on how busy the support team is, it may take up to a week. If you have any questions, leave a comment down below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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