There is no doubt about the benefits of Twitter. It’s a convenient way to get your memes, world news, and hot pop culture that takes everything in one place.
But being an active Twitter user requires sifting through a daily flood of toxic personalities, including QununAnd the White fanaticsAnd the RobotsAnd the Deep faking, And more (even though you are Donald Trump cannot be found there anymore). Additionally, there is no denying the tension and anxiety that the rapid pace of the Twitter news cycle can bring, and the tension created by constantly discussing a response.
Hear me on this: You don’t actually have to use Twitter. I know it might seem like everyone is using it, but you can be the change you want to see in the world. You can only delete your account.
Don’t worry: it doesn’t have to be permanent. If you find yourself feeling empty and pointless after doing this, you can restore your account for up to 30 days after the fact. But if it happens often again, just refer to this article and follow the steps. There is an entire world outside your timeline to explore.
Deactivate your Twitter account in the browser
If you use a computer or mobile browser, go to Twitter.com And log in to your account. To cancel:
- On the web, click the “More” item at the bottom left of the screen. In the phone browser, tap your profile icon.
- Select “Settings and privacy” then “Your account”
- At the bottom of the list, click “Deactivate your account”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the “Deactivate” link.
There will be a lot of information on the page before arriving at this link, and some of it is very helpful. There is a full description of what is no longer viewable (display name, @ username, and public profile), a confirmation that you can restore your account “for some time” if it was deleted by mistake or accident, and a way to reactivate after 30 days or 12 months (useful If you’re trapped and want to take a vacation from Twitter instead of deleting your account entirely).
There are also links if you just want to change your name, use your current name with a different account, or download your Twitter data. The latter is always a good idea before deleting any account; Here is the link.
Deactivate your Twitter account in the Twitter application
If you are using a smartphone, go to the Twitter app and make sure you are signed in.
- Tap on the three-line hamburger icon in the top-left corner. A list will appear from the side. Click on “Settings and Privacy” at the bottom.
- Click on “Account” at the top. On the account settings page, select “Deactivate your account” at the bottom
There are a few things to note:
- To repeat: Your account will not disappear permanently after this process. Twitter retains your information for 30 days before deleting it permanently. To recover your account, just log in again.
- If you plan to create a new Twitter account with the same username and email address for the account you are deactivating, switch the current account to a different username and email address before deactivating
- If you want to download your Twitter data then do so Before Snag. Twitter cannot send data from inactive accounts.
- Google and other search engines store results in a cache, which means that your old profile and your Tweets may still appear in response to search inquiries at times. However, anyone who clicks on it will receive an error message.
Deactivating your account can be difficult, but as for Twitter balance, it is much more straightforward than the process of deleting some other services, such as Uber and Lyft.
But where do I get my news and memes now?
So Twitter has gone out of your life. Congratulations! But what will you do now because you don’t have an endless stream of Tweets to browse? Here are some other things you can try in your newly discovered free time.
- Mastodon. Mastodon is A decentralized version of TwitterPraised by journalists Twitter without Nazis. Instead of a gigantic website mess, you can log into different “states” of Mastodon, which are communities with different purposes and themes. Instead of Tweets, you can post “toots”, which are up to 500 characters long. There is also a built-in feature to warn about content.
- Reddit. There are definitely some toxic places on Reddit, but unlike Twitter, I’m not obligated to pay attention to it. You can follow and subscribe to subreddits about anything that piques your interest, from Star Trek to me Forbes. Each subset has a clear set of rules, and these are usually enforced. And if you are tired of the subreddit, you can drop it without leaving the site.
- Tumblr. Tumblr is similar to Twitter in many ways, but it has some major differences. First, the number of followers is not public, so certain members do not have the advantage over others in discussions or debates due to the size of their audience. Responses to other people’s posts don’t appear in your feed, so you don’t have to watch other users’ arguments move. There is no limit to the number of characters, so you can add some nuances to the opinions you post.
- The social networking site Facebook. Yes, there are a lot of terrible, terrible, not good, and very bad things about Facebook. But if you missed being able to keep up with family and friends on Twitter, you can do so on Facebook as well. You are not limited to the number of characters allowed, nor will you have to worry about anyone outside of your friends’ list seeing your content.
- Newspapers. This might shock you, but many media companies still sell physical newspapers and magazines. You can pick it up at newsstands, bookstores, and coffee shops, and even have it delivered straight to your mailbox if you buy a subscription. Instead of being bombarded throughout the day, you’ll get your news in an easily digestible portion every morning. The best part: You will look great and sophisticated to everyone around you.
- Just go to the edge. do not worry. We are always here for you.
Update January 14, 2021, 1:45 PM ET: This article was originally published on February 25, 2020, and has been updated to account for interface changes.
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