How Do I Remove My Twitter Account from Google Search?

This Gethuman guide explains how Google search results only update every so often, but you can request that they remove your Twitter account from Google search results (once it has been deleted or the username was changed). Twitter users can also have protected tweets removed using the Google Search Console tool.

When an old link appears in a search results page, it will appear as a clickable link, but it will only lead to a web page stating, "That page doesn't exist." If you delete your Twitter account, delete or protect your tweets, or change our username, search engines, like Google, will continue to display that result until they update their system with the latest information.

How To Remove Your Twitter Account from Google Search

Keep in mind, this will only work if your Twitter account has been deactivated (deleted), your username has been changed or the tweet has been marked as private (also known as protected), but it is still displayed on Google search results. You'll also need the URL of the specific listing you want removed.

If you can't wait for Google to update their system, you can request Google remove your Twitter account from search results. If the Search Console is successful, the cached result and snippet will be removed from Google search results. If it was unsuccessful, find out why.

To remove your twitter account from google search, you'll be looking for a URL that looks like this:!/[username here]

How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account

To delete your Twitter account, go to and login. Click on the three-dot icon above the new tweet button. Then, select settings and privacy from the popup menu. Click on Account and you'll find the option to Deactivate Your Account. Read the following page over and make sure it's something you want to do. If you change your mind within 30 days, you can recover your account information and get your old tweets back.

How to Protect Your Tweets

Under the settings and privacy options in your Twitter account, acheck the box to Protect Tweets—this way only your followers can see what you are sharing and you have to approve each follower before they have access to your Tweets.

If you are using the Search Console to remove an outdated link for a specific tweet, you'll be looking for a URL that looks like this:!/[username here]/status/12345678.

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