How to Log Out of Twitter

Plus, how to switch between Twitter accounts

What to Know

  • From the Twitter website, click the down arrow next to your profile picture, then select Log out @username > Log out.
  • From the app, tap your profile icon, select Settings and privacy > Account Log out > OK.
  • Log out of all sessions by clicking More Settings and privacy > Apps and sessions > Log out all other sessions > Log out.

This article explains how log out of Twitter and switch accounts on desktop and mobile. It also covers how to log out of all sessions from the Twitter website.

How to Log Out of Twitter on Desktop

Logging out of Twitter on the website is easy once you know where to look. (The button is easy to miss.) Here’s how.

  1. Go to the Twitter website.

  2. If you’ve logged in, you should see your Twitter feed. 

  3. Under the menu on the left, beneath the Tweet button, you’ll see your profile picture, account name, and Twitter username.

  4. Click the down arrow next to it.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  5. Select Log out @username.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  6. Click Log out on the pop-up message.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  7. On a mobile browser, go to Twitter.com and tap your profile image. Scroll down the menu and tap Log out at the bottom. 

    Logging out of Twitter in a mobile browser.

How to Log Out of All Sessions on Twitter

You can also log out of all other sessions for security and privacy reasons, such as if you logged in on a shared or public computer. This option is available only on the desktop version of Twitter.

  1. Go to the Twitter website.

  2. Click More from the menu on the left side of the screen.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  3. Select Settings and privacy

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  4. Click Account if it’s not already selected.

  5. Under Data and permissions, select Apps and sessions.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  6. Scroll down past the list of apps and click Log out all other sessions. Underneath is a list of your Twitter sessions.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.
  7. Click Log out on the pop-up. Next time you want to use Twitter on your phone or another device, you’ll need to log back in.

    Logging out of Twitter on desktop.

How to Log Out of Twitter From the Mobile App

Logging out of your account when using the Twitter app (the screenshots below are from the Android version) is relatively easy.

  1. Open the app on your phone.

  2. Tap your profile icon. (On some Android phones you’ll see a hamburger menu icon.)

  3. Select Settings and privacy.

  4. Tap Account.

    Logging out of Twitter from the mobile app.
  5. Scroll down and tap Log out.

  6. Tap OK on the pop-up message.

    Logging out of Twitter from the mobile app.

Switch Between Accounts on the Twitter Website

If you have more than one Twitter account or you manage one for a brand or other entity, you can add it to your profile so you can switch between them quickly. To add an existing account:

  1. Go to the Twitter website.

  2. If you’ve logged in, you should see your Twitter feed. 

  3. Click the down arrow next to your profile picture under the left-hand menu, beneath the Tweet button.

    Switching between Twitter accounts on desktop.
  4. Select Add an existing account.

    Switching between Twitter accounts on desktop.
  5. Input the username and password on the next screen and click Log in.

  6. Now, that menu under the Tweet button will include Manage account and a list of connected accounts. Select the account you want to use; come back here to toggle between all of them.

    Switching between Twitter accounts on desktop.
  7. In a mobile browser, go to Twitter.com, and tap your profile icon. Tap the plus sign, then Add an existing account. Log into that account. When you want to switch between accounts, tap your profile icon to open the menu, then tap your other profile icon.

    Switching between Twitter accounts on a mobile browser.

Switch Between Twitter Accounts in the App                    

In the mobile app, you can add both an existing account or create a new one on the spot. The screenshots below are from Android, but the instructions are similar on iOS.

  1. Open the app on your phone.

  2. Tap your profile icon. (On some Android phones you’ll see a hamburger menu icon.)

  3. Tap the down arrow next to your username at the top.

  4. Select Add an existing account.

  5. Input the username and password for your other Twitter account.

  6. Tap your profile icon to switch back to your other account.

    Switching between Twitter accounts in the app.