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How to add your phone number to your account

Adding a phone number to your account is a great step toward a better Twitter experience. If you’re thinking about adding your number, here are a few benefits:

  • Keeping your account secure. With a phone number on your account, you’ll be able to enroll in security features like login verification.
  • Faster account recovery. If you ever lose access to your account, having a phone number attached can make it easier for you to get back in to Twitter.
  • Connect with friends and contacts. With a phone number on your account, you can easily connect with people you know. Read more about allowing others to find you by your phone number.

Note: You can have the same phone number associated with up to 10 Twitter accounts.

View instructions for:

Add your phone number via Twitter for iOS

  1. From the navigation menu, tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Tap Phone Number and verify your password. If you haven’t previously added a phone number, tap Add
    Note: If you have already added a phone number, tapping this button will give you an option to Update number or Delete number. Learn more about updating the phone number on your account.
  4. Enter your phone number in the empty field and tap Next.
  5. Twitter will then send an SMS text message with a verification code to the phone number you added.
  6. Open the Twitter app again and enter the verification code. Tap Verify.

Add your phone number via Twitter for Android

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. Tap Settings and privacy.
  3. Tap Account, then tap Phone number. If you haven’t previously added a phone number, tap Add.
    Note: If you have already added a phone number, tapping this button will give you an option to Update phone or Delete phone. Learn more about updating the phone number on your account.
  4. Enter your phone number in the empty field and tap Add phone.
  5. Twitter will then send an SMS text message with a verification code to the phone number you added.
  6. Open the Twitter app again and enter the verification code. Tap Verify.

Add your phone number from the web

  1. Click the More icon and select Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on Your account tab and choose Account information.
  3. Select Phone from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add phone number and verify your password. No need to include your country code or leading zero; we handle these automatically. Click Continue.
  5. We will send a code (via SMS text message) to your phone number. Enter it in the Verification code box and click Activate phone.

 

Note: In some situations, you may be able to request a voice call to verify your phone number.

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