In the past, the deletion of a Twitter account was permanent and not only that but you will also be unable to use the email account that you have tied to your deleted Twitter account. Now things in Twitter have slightly changed and you actually have a chance to recover your deleted account.
So if, for whatever reason, you found that your Twitter account has been deleted; whether it was a vengeful ex, a hacker or a fit of rage, you have 6 months before your account is permanently deleted.
To restore your account there are 2 options:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address that is attached to the Twitter account. In that email you should include your username, your intention of restoring the account, and the subject ‘restore my deleted account’ . They will added you the list of people waiting for a restore and it will usually take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for your account to be restored. When your account has been fully restored, you will be notified by email.
- Fill in the form on the Twitter Help Center and select ‘restore my deleted account’ from the drop down.
According to many who have tried the two options, sending an email tends to get the job done much quicker than filling in the form. My suggestion is try both.
However, if you are waiting to use the same email address to start a different account then you would have to wait 30 days after the activation to be able to do that.
The only accounts that you won’t be able to restore are those deleted by Twitter due to illegal activities. Personally, I think the way that Twitter deals with the issue is way better than the way Facebook deals with it. There are Facebook users who can’t even get a reason for why their accounts have been suspended and there are others that don’t even want the account but would like to start a new account with the same email address.
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