How Do I Appeal a Suspension from Twitter?

Accounts that violate Twitter Rules are bound to be suspended. There are many reasons why a Twitter account can be suspended. One of the main reasons for Twitter account suspension is that the account sends a lot of spam messages that make it appear fake. Twitter has an automated detection system meaning that some legitimate accounts can be mistakenly suspended if their account behavior is similar to that of an invalid account. If your account suspension is proven to be an error by Twitter they will take you through several steps which will help you recover your account.

Another reason why a Twitter account may be suspended is because of security breaches. If Twitter suspects that your account has been hacked and is being used by a malicious entity, they will automatically suspend your account until they have verified that you are still in control of your account. If it has indeed been hacked, Twitter will take the necessary measures to secure the account and stop the malicious party from doing any more damage.

Violating Twitter rules does include the use of abusive or hateful language. If your Twitter account shows any signs of abusive behavior, then Twitter regulators will immediately suspend your account. Aggressive behavior can include sending threats, making negative comments made to smear the reputation of another user or impersonating other Twitter accounts. Such behavior will lead to either temporary suspension or permanent closure of your Twitter account.

Thankfully, the suspension of your Twitter does not have to be so final. There are steps every Twitter user can take to have their account unsuspended. The steps will be one of either two options. You can choose to get the account unsuspended on your own or you can appeal your suspension to Twitter. The former option mainly involves providing Twitter with verification details that you are indeed the legitimate custodian of the account. Once you have provided the requisite details, the account will be unsuspended in a matter of days or hours. The latter option is a bit more involving.

If Twitter does not offer you the chance to verify your details and get your account unsuspended you will have to file an appeal with them. The process of appealing a suspension from Twitter typically involves the following protocol:

  1. Log into your Twitter account and check for notifications asking you to verify your login details
  2. If there are no notifications, you will be prompted to visit the 'Suspended Accounts' page for more information. Select this option
  3. On the next page you will find Twitter's appeal form for suspended or locked accounts. You will have to be logged in from the suspended account in order to successfully fill the appeal form
  4. You will see two empty boxes. The first will be labeled 'Why are you experiencing this issue?' The other box will be labeled 'Description of the problem.' Comprehensively explain your predicament and give valid reasons why you think your account might have been suspended. A real person will be evaluating your appeal so be courteous and straight to the point. Twitter probably gets thousands of appeals each day so it would be prudent to increase the chances of a successful appeal.

You will receive an email from Twitter in the next few days letting you know if your account will be unsuspended or completely locked. They will offer reasons for their course of action in either case. In most cases it takes less than a week to get a reply but some lucky users have had their accounts unsuspended in a matter of hours. Whatever the message, be cooperative and follow the instructions given.

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