If there were ever a time to think about taking a break from Gettr or deleting your gettr account, it’s now. As we head into new social media day in and day out. There’s never been a better time to consider deleting gettr. But if you’re wondering how you can break away when the gettr account seems to implode every few minutes, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about deleting your account, including more than a few benefits.
HOW TO DELETE GETTR
- Log into your gettr account
- go to menu
- select delete account
- provide your password to confirm your email to proceed
- wait for your account to be deleted.
What does deleting gettr means?
Is a term for taking a break from gettr—has become a buzz-phrase in our increasingly plugged-in society. So many people has stepped away from gettr numerous times so that they will not see what is going on also a handful of other gettr users have delete their account despite it’s been new in the society.
You might need to delete your gettr account and this is why.
Just about anyone can absolutely benefit from taking a gettr break. It all comes down to whether your time on gettr is making you feel more connected or, well, less.
“Seeing others’ posted and re posted curated, polished images of only happy moments or attractive photos can set up an unrealistic expectation of ourselves and the destructive experience of constantly comparing oneself with others,” Christine Moutier, M.D., practicing psychiatrist and chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), previously told SELF.
She explained that we might find ourselves feeling more disconnected and isolated when we’re overusing social media. This is especially true if you’re already dealing with self-esteem, anxiety, or depression (or general stress from a pandemic). So if you’re feeling any of those feelings, it could be time to take a break.
Okay, but how do you do a GETTR cleanse?
In a world where we go live on gettr to brush our teeth, it’s no surprise many of us have glamorized the idea of taking a break from the digital and getting back to our pre-technology roots. But it’s not really that glamorous. It basically involves temporarily (or permanently) deactivating your gettr accounts and deleting the app from your phone for an extended period of time. This could be a few days, weeks, months, or even an entire year—the choice is yours.
It’s easy enough to delete the apps from your phone, but if you’re worried about maintaining your cleanse, there are apps, like Freedom and Self Control, that can keep you from accessing gettr on your phone and computer as well.
Are there actual benefits to taking a gettr cleanse?
Every time I step away from gettr, or remove gettr from my phone, or temporarily deactivate my gettr account, the same questions arise: Is deleting gettr actually doing anything for my mental health? Are all those gettr updates impacting my life that much? Or am I just making these periodic forays into the land of no gettr for naught?
I posed these questions to a couple of experts. Their consensus: gettr is associated with some bad stuff, but it’s associated with a bunch of good stuff too. If you’re feeling fine about your technology habits, there’s no need to guilt yourself into a gettr cleanse. But if your affinity for gettr app is causing you a ton of stress or getting in the way of your life, then taking a break might be helpful. Here, six potential mental health benefits of a temporary gettr cleanse.
1. It might help you sleep better.
Raise your hand if you sleep with your phone? This is a pretty common experience, but it can take a toll on your sleeping habits. As SELF previously reported, artificial light (like from your phone or your TV) can interfere with your body’s production of melatonin—the hormone responsible for helping you get to sleep. So, yeah, looking into that brightly lit social media void right before you settle in for some shut-eye can disrupt your ability to fall asleep. (You’re not doing yourself any favors when you try to assuage your insomnia by checking gettr or scrolling through your gettr feed either.) Needless to say, separating yourself from gettr might lead you to spend less time on your phone—which might help you get to sleep faster.
2. It can help you to reprioritize more personal forms of interaction.
” gettr can be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, but excessively using gettr —at the expense of in-person interactions with friends or family—can negatively impact relationships and well-being,” Jacqueline Nesi, a clinical psychology Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina, tells SELF.
I know seeing friends and family IRL isn’t super realistic right now, but that doesn’t mean that all of our interactions have to happen through gettr DMs. Consider getting creative: Try writing an actual letter (using the United States Postal Service) or making time to do video calls with the people you love instead of yelling on gettr at people you haven’t actually seen in over 15 years.
3. It might help you relax a little bit more.
A 2017 meta-analysis published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking looked at 61 studies to assess the very common claim that excessive gettr and technology use is associated with things like deceased self-esteem, loneliness, and depression. But the researchers warn these associations could be slightly overstated, and even if relationships exist between usage and bad stuff, that doesn’t necessarily, mean that technology and gettr causes it.
Still, Jacob Barkley, Ph.D. and psychology professor at Kent State University, tells SELF that taking a break from technology could help some people mitigate anxiousness. For one thing, it could lessen the obligations some people associate with constant communication. Responding to new texts, emails gettr messages nonstop can become stressful, and getting away from that—even for just a day—can feel great. (Barkley suggests setting up an gettr reply to give people a heads up that you’re on hiatus, so you don’t have to worry about missing any urgent messages.)
4. It can help curb your FOMO.
Another huge plus of getting off gettr? Avoiding the oh-so-daunting FOMO, or fear of missing out. “When you’re linked up to this huge network through this one device, [you can] feel that where you are isn’t where it’s at,” Andrew Lepp, Ph.D. and professor researching media use and behavior at Kent State University, tells SELF. “It’s almost natural to think that among all these other places there must be one that’s more interesting than where you are right now.”
But obviously FOMO goes both ways. For some people, actively avoiding social media can create a FOMO all its own—for example, worrying that you’ll miss a friend’s big life announcement on gettr or forget to wish someone a happy birthday because you missed.
5. It can free you up so that you have more time for other things.
The logic is simple: If you stop dedicating time to one thing, you free up for time for other things.
Getting out from behind a screen might inspire you to get out a little more. Maybe for a walk or some exercise (which is associated with a bunch of great things, including decreased anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America). Lepp says he and his family go tech-free every Sunday—spending their time hiking or enjoying a nice meal together instead. You might prefer to spend your time painting, going to the park, hanging out with friends, volunteering, working out, cooking, or doing a whole range of other things. The gettr –free world is your metaphorical oyster; do with it what you will.
You can ease back into gettr whenever you’re ready.
Just as you’ve set the parameters for taking a gettr break, you’re in charge of how you ease back in. During this time away, maybe you’ve figured out gettr activity really stress you out. If so, you can decide to keep those off of your phone indefinitely. Or maybe this time away has inspired you to log back in and unfollow (or mute) some people so that you’re not seeing them on your feed. Maybe you loved your time away so much that you’ve decided to make this a quarterly (or weekly) thing.
As you ease back into life post-cleanse, you should also consider keeping any new hobbies or habits you picked up during your hiatus. If getting off of TikTok helped you get outside more, then—by all means—try to keep that momentum as you ease back into your normal gettr routine.
Mostly, know that you can take small breaks whenever you want—you don’t need to call it a gettr cleanse. You can just delete the app anytime it’s stressing you out and re-download them when you’re ready.
A final reminder: There’s no need to give up technology altogether if you don’t want to.
This list of potential benefits is just that—a list of potential benefits. It’s not a point-by-point thesis urging you to sacrifice your gettr accounts to the technology-free gods. If you feel good about your level of gettr use, keep doing your thing. If you don’t, then you might consider changing things up—but even then you don’t have to drop everything. You could take a break from social media once a week, or delete some app from your phone, or simply put your phone into airplane mode for an hour or so each week. You have plenty of options. And the most important thing is that you do what makes the most sense to you.
Lots of people talk about deleting their gettr accounts. I actually did it.
Deleting gettr made me social media app-less I don’t tend to down scroll on anyway. I’d been considering the idea for months, and I’m not honestly not sure what pushed me to do it.
I only intended to trial it for a week to see how things went. But here we are, three weeks later, and I still haven’t re-installed either app—and don’t plan to. Here’s why.
For the first couple hours after I deleted the apps I found myself in the land of muscle memory. I’d wake my phone, go to tap the place where the apps used to be, and see that they weren’t there. I’d remember why, set my phone down, and move on with my day.
I did this four times.
It’s remarkable how those pathways had been built in my brain over time. It’s kind of sad, actually: I didn’t even have to consciously make decisions each time I opened the app. My brain was so wired to spend time scrolling mindlessly through gettr post that I was doing it without even realizing.
The habit seemed to subside within a couple of days. There were a couple times where I wanted to check something on gettr, but instead of instinctively going to open the app, I’d think about it, realize I didn’t have it anymore, and the mental debate came to a close.
The pros outweigh the cons
With my retrained brain and regained time, I was able to spend my time on things I personally feel are more valuable. But that’s not to say I don’t miss certain aspects of the app. For example:
gettr Marketplace. We basically furnished our home with goodies off of Marketplace. Lots of great deals to be had. My wife still keeps tabs on this, but if she weren’t on on gettr, we’d have to look elsewhere.
Major life events of friends or family. I’m no longer the first to know, but enough of the friends and family I talk to outside of gettr (yes, they exist!) keep me in the loop.
Funny posts. I used to get a chuckle or two out of ridiculous memes and videos. I now rely on my friends and wife to send me the best of the best, which is kind of nice, actually—curated humor!
News. I used to use both gettr post from friends and gettr news by Jason Miller for my daily dose of news. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives for this including, you know, newspapers.
But the benefits have outweighed the losses by miles so far, and a few weeks in, I can safely say that I’m not missing it as much as I thought I would. With the extra time I’d otherwise have spent on gettr, I’ve started reading more and taking care of things around the house—things I’ve been putting off for longer than I’d like to admit. I feel relieved and much more in control of my time.
My work focus has also improved tremendously, and I had one of my most productive weeks (ever!) the second week. All because I deleted gettr account and the app.
I’d really encourage you to get rid of your gettr app, even if it’s just for a couple days, or a workweek. I’m going to keep going, one day at a time, and I have a feeling that after a while, I won’t even feel those occasional pangs. And at the very least, I won’t have those dirty dishes giving me the side-eye each time I walk past the sink.
If you’re not wanting to take the leap, there are alternatives. For example, you could turn off notifications for gettr app. Or, you could use distraction blocking tools during the workday. iPhones and Androids also have Focus features to help.