Trump was briefly unblocked after a 12-hour ban implemented when he posted a video that repeated false claims about election fraud and praised the rioters who stormed the Capitol.
Twitter also restricted access to the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts but did not shut those down. Twitter also suspended accounts belonging to President Trump supporters Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell for spreading QAnon conspiracy theories.
Social media companies have cracked down on Trump's accounts in the wake of the turmoil in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, which led to five deaths.
Earlier in June 2020, Reddit had banned the subreddit "r/The_Donald forum", where almost 800,000 members had posted memes, videos and messages of support for US President Donald Trump.
Twitter also suspended the account of Trump campaign and deleted his tweets from the official twitter handle of the US President.
Zuckerberg said: "Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labelling his posts when they violate our policies".
Both Twitter and Facebook have long afforded Trump special privileges as a sitting elected US president, saying that tweets that may violate the company's policies would not be removed because they were in the public interest.
The company at that time warned that future violations of the Twitter rules would result in "permanent suspension" of Trump's account.
As Twitter users react to the long-overdue move by Twitter, people can't help but recall that many, including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, have been calling for this action for years.
During the chaotic and violent events on Capitol Hill Wednesday, when a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol building to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College vote, Trump tweeted out a short video telling the occupying group to go home and that they were "loved" and "special".
Jonathan Greenblatt, who heads the Anti-Defamation League, said Friday that banning Trump was an "excellent step" and "a fitting end to a legacy of spewing hate and vitriol".
"How many more have to die before you ban Trump from Twitter?!"