Post-FuneralHow to Close a Twitter Account

September 5, 2019Obitia

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If your loved one had a social media account with Twitter it should be deactivated after your loved one’s death in order to protect against misuse by scammers. Twitter does not allow you to memorialize your loved one’s account.

To deactivate the account, the person authorized to act on behalf of your loved one’s estate, or a verified immediate family member of your loved one can contact Twitter by visiting and request the deactivation of the account.

Once you submit the request, you will receive an email from Twitter with instructions on how to provide more details to process the request. The additional details will include information regarding your loved one, a copy of your ID, and a copy of your loved one’s death certificate.

Twitter does not allow for the transfer of ownership or provide access to an account to anyone, regardless of their relationship to the deceased.





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