How to reset a lost or forgotten password

How to reset a lost or forgotten Twitter password

To reset your password, you’ll need access to the phone number or email associated with your Twitter account. This verification information helps ensure your account is only accessible to you. If you can’t access your phone or email, you won’t be able to recover your password, and may need to sign up for a new account.   

 

 

What you’ll need to change your password on Twitter 

An accurate and up-to-date email address, and/or phone number ensure you never lose access to your Twitter account. There are a few ways to change your password, and keeping this information up to date simplifies resetting your account or password.

 
How to change your password while you're logged in
For IOS:
Step 1

From the navigation menu , tap Settings and privacy.

Step 2

Tap Your account. 

Step 3

Tap Change your password.

Step 4

Enter your current password.

Step 5

Enter your New password.

Step 6

Enter your new password again to Confirm password.

Step 7

Tap Done to save your changes.

 

Note: If you can log in but can't remember your password, you can send yourself a password reset email from the password settings page. Additionally, you’ll be logged out of all your active Twitter sessions, except for the one you use to change your password.

For Android:
Step 1

From the navigation menu , tap Settings and privacy.

Step 2

Tap Your account. 

Step 3

Tap Change your password.

Step 4

Enter your current password.

Step 5

Enter your New password.

Step 6

Enter your new password again to Confirm password.

Step 7

Tap Done to save your changes.

 

Note: If you can log in but can't remember your password, you can send yourself a password reset email from the password settings page. Additionally, you’ll be logged out of all your active Twitter sessions, except for the one you use to change your password.

For Desktop:
Step 1

From your desktop, click on the More  icon in the navigation bar and select Settings and privacy.

Step 2

From Your account, click on Change your password.

Step 3

Enter your Current password.

Step 4

Enter your New password.

Step 5

Enter your new password again to Confirm password.

Step 6

Click Save.

 

Note: If you're able to log in but can't remember your password, you can send yourself a password reset email from the password settings page. Additionally, you’ll be logged out of all your active Twitter sessions, except for the one you use to change your password.

 
How to reset your Twitter password via email
  1. From the sign in page on either twitter.com, mobile.twitter.com, or the Twitter for iOS or Android app, click Forgot password?
  2. Enter your email address, phone number, or Twitter username. If you have multiple accounts associated with your phone number, you cannot use your phone number during this step.
  3. Choose the email address where you want to receive the password reset email.
  4. Check your email inbox. Twitter will immediately send a message to your account's email address.
  5. The email will include a code which will be valid for 60 minutes.
  6. Enter this code into the text field on the password reset page and click Submit.
  7. When prompted, choose a new password.

Note: Resetting your password will log you out of all your active Twitter sessions.

 
How to reset your Twitter password via text

If you've added your phone number to your account in your settings, you may receive a password reset via text message.

  1. From the Forgot password? page, enter your phone number, email address, or Twitter username.
  2. Enter your phone number and click Search.
  3. Text a code to my phone ending in [XX] will be displayed. Click Continue.
  4. Twitter will text you a code which will be valid for 60 minutes.
  5. Enter this code into the text field on the password reset page and click Submit.
  6. You will then be prompted to choose a new password.

Note: Resetting your password will log you out of all your active Twitter sessions. Additionally, password reset via text message isn't available to accounts that are enrolled in login verification. You can only reset your password through email.

 

Twitter password reset FAQs

 

I tried resetting my Twitter account or password, but I still can’t log into my account. What should I do?

If you’re still having login issues after resetting your Twitter password, you may be locked out of your account for security purposes.

 

What if I’m not receiving texts or verification codes from Twitter?

You’ll want to make sure you have cell reception or internet access, and that the Twitter number isn’t blocked. It can take a few minutes to receive a verification code. If you’re still having trouble, try the email password reset option.

 

How do I reset my Twitter password without email or a phone number?

We use your email address and phone number to verify your identity, so when you can’t access this information, recovery options are limited. If you know your Twitter username, we may be able to help with your login issues.

 

Why do I keep getting password reset emails?

If you frequently receive password reset messages that you did not request, it may be a good idea to turn on the Password reset protection in your account settings and set up two-factor authentication.

More password help

Sometimes there are circumstances that lead to losing access to the verification information you need to log into your Twitter account. After trying the tips below, if you still can’t recover your password and access your account, contact Twitter Support. Please note that without an email or phone number to verify your identity, recovery options are limited. 

 
Recovery tips
  • Log in with the username and password combination you last remember. 
  • Check other platfoms. Look to see if you are still logged into your account elsewhere like the Twitter app, mobile.twitter.com or TweetDeck.
  • Verify what you can. Try finding your Twitter account with one verifying piece of information like your username to help determine the email or phone associated with your account. 
 

Start with your username

Entering a valid username prompts Twitter to ask for the email address associated with your account. Try any possible email address you may have associated with your account. When you provide the valid email, Twitter will ask how you want to reset your password. 

 

Start with your phone number

If you can’t determine the valid email, repeat the process above with possible phone numbers. When you provide the valid phone number, Twitter sends a code to the phone associated with your account so you can reset your password. If you receive a prompt saying more than one Twitter account is associated with a phone number, this option won’t work for you.

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