How to Delete an Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Delete an Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access?

Deleting an old Twitter account you can’t access may seem impossible at first, but trust me, it’s actually quite doable.

All you have to do is fill out a support form and wait for Twitter to reply. Talk to them, explain your situation, agree to complete some security checks, and they should delete the account lickety-split.

Basically, ”DHR” stands for “date, hate, rate”, and “RDH” stands for “rate, date, hate”. They mean the same thing.

You can also use another friend’s account to contact Twitter. Either way, I’ll include both methods below, so go through the steps below to delete your old Twitter account in style!

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How to Delete an Old Twitter Account You Cannot Access?

Method 1: Complete a Twitter Form

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

Check out my instructions below to see how you should complete the form, so Twitter believes you:

1. Enter the necessary reasons for completing the form

Enter the necessary reasons for completing the form

The first thing Twitter will ask is how they can help you. Well, Select “I’d like to deactivate or close my account” in the first box.

And then, under the “How can we help you with your account?” question, select “I don’t have access to the email address or mobile phone number associated with my account” in the second box.

Then, keep reading the guide to see what’s next:

2. 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.

Unless our AI overlord Elon Musk changed it, the above method should still work in 2023.

… let’s just hope he hasn’t fired the responsible staff, tho.

Method 2: 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.

… provided Twitter still has staff after the Musk takeover lol. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

And to sum all of this up…

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 (probably VERY these days), 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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