How Do I Recover My Twitter Account?

You may be unable to access your Twitter account because it has been deactivated or due to a forgotten password. In such cases, it is possible to resolve the problem and continue using your account with these helpful steps.

You may be unable to access your Twitter account because it has been deactivated or due to a forgotten password. In such cases, it is possible to resolve the problem and continue using your account. You will still be able to see your username and email address after your account has been deactivated.

The information remains visible for 30 days. You can activate your account within that period. When trying to reactivate your account, you may get the message 'account reactivation is currently disabled.' In that case, you simply need to wait a few hours and try again. If you think that the 30 days' period may be over if you keep waiting, contact Twitter's help desk for help. If it has not been more than 30 days since your account was deactivated, the process of activating it should be fairly simple. If you are having trouble, contact the help desk for help as soon as you can.

Resetting a Forgotten Password

If you forgot your password, all you need is a valid phone number or email address to reset it. You should use the email address or phone number for which your account was registered. Follow these steps to change your password if you are still logged in to Twitter.

  • From your account, click on the profile icon
  • Click on the option settings and privacy
  • Click on the tab password
  • Enter your current password and then choose a new one.
  • Click on the option 'Save Changes.'

This option may be helpful if you think that the security of your account is compromised. If you are not able to log in to your account because you lost or forgot your password, you can always reset it by following the following steps.

  • Go to Twitter's sign in page and click on the option 'Forgot password?'
  • Enter your username or email address
  • You will be required to choose the email address where you want to reset your password
  • Twitter will send a reset link to your email address
  • Click on the reset link and choose a new password. It is important to note that the link is time sensitive. If you take too long, you may need to request for a new one.

Getting a Password Reset on SMS

You may receive your password reset SMS through text if you added your phone number to your account. Follow the following steps.

  • From the 'Forgot password?' page, enter your phone number
  • Click search
  • You will receive a text code in your phone
  • Click continue
  • You will then receive a six-code digit which you can use to reset your password. It is only valid for 15 minutes
  • Choose a new password

Do not despair if you do not receive the code immediately as it may take a few minutes. If you do not receive the code, contact Twitter's help desk to ensure that you are receiving their SMS notifications.

There are times when you may ask to provide additional information before you can receive your password reset code. This is helpful if you frequently receive reset messages that you did not request. You can do that by following these steps;

  • Go to your account settings
  • Under the security option, check the box next to 'Require personal information to reset my password.'

This option will require you to provide information such as your phone number or email address. If you used both your email account and phone number for your account, you may need to send in both of them.

By following the steps outlined above, you should be able to recover your twitter account without any stress.

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