Through the years, social media has had a vast rebirth.
There have been dozens of different approaches to inventing spaces for people to (hopefully) flock from MySpace, most of them previously widespread.
Twitter () has by far been one of the most successful platforms. With 76.9 million users as of January 2022, the platform is still heavily used, despite a growing sub-group of individuals who argue the site has gone to hell despite continuing to use it.
They may be less dissatisfied with their views now that. After several weeks of back and forth where Musk sat between and being on the board, the Tesla () - founder decided to take the easiest route a billionaire can: If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.
R.I.P. Twitter received confirmation of Musk's acquisition. And this is impressive, as many people were concerned about the news of the move. Now that it's officially a done deal, Musk will now have full access to 16 years worth of user data from billions of users, some are reluctant to keep their accounts active.
What Happened to My Twitter Account?
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It's quite simple to do if you're on a computer or using a browser on your phone. Simply go to the main Twitter page.
Look at the left column of your feed. If you are on a desktop or laptop, you'll see the last item called "More." Instead, you'll need to tap your profile icon.
"Settings and Privacy," you may see after choosing "More" (or using your mobile phone) or on your profile, at the bottom. Click that, and then select "Your Account." There are also options to deactivate.
You'll have the option of downloading all of your data, which you'll have to make a request to do. The website also reveals that your data will be restored after your deletion for up to 12 months, implying that even if you delete your Twitter, the company still has your data.
It's also worth noting that your past Tweets will not simply disappear off the internet. Only Protected Tweets are protected from internet caches and third-party search engines. You may alter outdated content if you so desire, but who knows how long it takes.