How to Remove Inactive Accounts on Twitter

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When you first start using Twitter, it might seem smart to create a separate account for each of your blogs or online personas. However, maintaining multiple Twitter accounts is actually a lot of work -- particularly if you try to network through Twitter. If you're feeling overwhelmed by multiple account maintenance, Twitter gives you the option to deactivate inactive accounts. Be warned -- deactivating a Twitter account is actually deleting it and the email address and username associated with the account will be unavailable for 30 days.

  • Navigate to twitter.com and log in to the inactive account you want to remove. If you want to remove more than one account, you will need to do each one separately.

  • Click the link for your username in the top-right corner of the homepage and choose "Settings" from the drop-down menu. This will automatically direct you to the "Account" tab of your settings.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Deactivate my account" link. Deactivating your account on Twitter is the same as deleting the account.

  • Click the "Okay, fine, deactivate my account" button if you are sure you want to remove the inactive account. Confirm you want to deactivate when prompted by Twitter.

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