Digital Estate Planning

What happens to my Twitter account when I die?

Long story short is nothing. Twitter does not deactivate a deceased user’s account automatically. However, your verified family members and executors will need to request for your profile to be deactivated.

How does Twitter find out if someone has died?

Twitter does not actively try and find accounts of potentially deceased users. However, your verified family members and executors will need to request for your profile to be deactivated. If you do not want your account to be deactivated, let your loved ones know not to request for this.

Does Twitter memorialise deceased accounts?

Twitter does not have any policies to memorialise deceased accounts. However, only accounts reported for deactivation will be deactivated. If you want for your account to be memorialised let your loved ones know so they do not request for your account to be deactivated.

How do you notify Twitter of a deceased account?

You can use the “I want to request the deactivation of a deceased or incapacitated person’s account” form to request for the deactivation of a deceased or incapacitated person’s account. Once submitted, Twitter will contact you via email to advise.

What information do you need to supply Twitter?

Twitters needs the following information:

  1. Twitter Username of the account owner
  2. Full name of the account owner
  3. Additional Information (optional)
  4. Relationship to user
  5. Your full name
  6. Email address

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