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How To Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter?

Last updated on September 4th, 2019 at 10:37 am

It is not enough to have an advanced device, new apps, or great updates-you also have to know how to use them correctly. With the plethora of websites for which you might have accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more, it is a bit difficult to easily remember every single password without saving them in a notepad or on a diary.

But it is not possible every time to secure your password or remember the security keys, and after Twitter’s warning about hackers, it has become important to secure your Twitter’s account password on the first priority. Most of the time we lose access to our account due to forgetting our password or the security key has been hacking of the password. Therefore, we should make sure that what password we create should be strong enough and cannot be hacked or cracked by hackers.

Having a strong password for a Twitter account means the password which cannot be guessed or broken by any spam force or phishing attack.

Note: “An up-to-date email address and phone number is the best step you can take to ensure that you never forget or lose your Twitter password. Give your few minutes and provide your email address or phone number which has regular access.”

In this post, you can learn everything about securing your Twitter password and resetting the lost or forgotten password.

Change Twitter Password While You Are Logged In:

1. Open Twitter:

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Type twitter.com

Type Twitter.com in your preferred web browser and then press the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Doing this, you will be taken on Twitter’s main page where you will find all the latest tweets posted by your followers and the people you are following.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Login Twitter

2. Go To More:

On the main page of Twitter, you will see a list of options located at the left side of the page. Among all the options, click on the “More” tab to continue the procedure.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Go To More

3. Click Settings And Privacy:

Once you click on the “More” tab, a pop-up menu will appear with different options on the left side of the page. There you will see options like “Moments,” “Promo Mode,” “Twitter Ads,” “Analytics,” “Settings and privacy,” “Help center,” “Display,” and  “Logout”.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Click Settings And Privacy

Every option has its own advantages and role. Among all the options, you need to select “Settings and privacy” option which will bring out a new page of all the features and options related to account settings.

When you click on the “Settings and privacy” option, a page will appear with “Settings,” “General,” “Account,” and “Data permissions” tabs. There, below the “Account” tab, you will have all the options related to your profile like “username”, “phone”, “email”, “password” and “security”.

4. Click Password:

Now, you need to click on the “Password” tab located below the “account” section. Thereafter, you will have a section to change your Twitter password. The  section will appear with options that are, “Current password,” “Forgot password?” “New password,”  and “Confirm password,”.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Click Password

In case you want to change your password, then you need to make the use of the “Current password” tab. Click on the “Current” and enter the right password. After you enter the current password, then enter the new password you want to set in the “New password” tab.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter -  Click on the Current and enter the right password

In the next step, you will be required to enter the new password again in the “confirm” tab and then click on the “Save” button covered with a blue box located at the below-right corner of the page.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - click on the Save button

Doing this will save the changes you have made in your previous password, after which you will be able to access your Twitter account with a new password.

Change The Forgotten Password:

Click Forgot Password:

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Click Forgot Password

Below the change password section, you will also have an option of “Forgot password?” Click on it after which you will be taken on a new page. On the new page, you will be asked “How do you want to reset your password?”  with two alternatives – “Text code to my phone ending in **” and ” Email a link to li***********@g****.***” with a “Continue” button.  

Mark the option with which you want to reset your password.

Reset Password Via SMS:

If you select “Text code to my phone ending **” option, then you will be required to follow the steps given below-

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Reset Password Via SMS

Then click on the “Continue” button, and enter the code in the required field. Once you enter the code, click on the “submit” button located below the code field.

Reset Your Password:

Now it is the time to reset your password. Once you enter the code in the required field, you will be taken on a new page where you will have two blank tabs asking for your new password. Further, enter the new password again in the next tab to confirm the password and later on click on the “Submit” button.

After submitting the new password, your password will get saved and you will get the access to use your Twitter account with your new password.

Reset Password Via Email:

In case you choose the option to reset your Twitter password via email then you will be required to mark the option “Email a link to li**********@g****.**”. Further, click on the “Continue” button to complete the procedure.

Reset A Lost Or Forgotten Password On Twitter - Reset Password Via Email

When you click on the “continue” option, you will be taken on a new page where you will have a message asking you to check your email with “We’ve sent an email to li***********@g****.***. Click the link in the email to reset your password. If you don’t see the email, check other places it might be, like your junk, spam, social, or other folders.”

Open your email account and look for the email you receive from Twitter to reset your password. When you open the mailbox, click on the “Reset password” covered with a blue box. Thereafter change the password as per your choice, but make sure that you set the new password according to the Twitter guidelines.

That’s all, you are done. Changing or resetting Twitter password is not a difficult job only if you have attempt the right steps and accurate guide. While setting up your Twitter password, make sure to set it up strong and tricky so that no one can hack or crack your password.

Best Practices To Keep your Account Secure:

Use a strong password that you don’t have on other accounts.

Use your up-to-date email address and phone number.

Be cautious of suspicious links and always ensure that you have open the right website.

Never give your username and password out to any third-party services.

Make sure your computer software, including your browser, is up-to-date with the most recent upgrades and anti-virus software.

Password Strength:

Creating a strong and unique password for your Twitter account, you should know the do’s and don’ts:

Do’s:

  • Create a password at least 10 characters long.
  • Try to use a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols.
  • Ensure to use a different password for each website you use.
  • Keep your password in a safe place.
  • Make use of password management software to store all of your login information secure.

Don’ts:

  • Make sure not to use your personal details in your password such as phone numbers, birthdays, etc.
  • Don’t use common dictionary words such as “password”.
  • Avoid using sequences such as”abcd1234”, or keyboard sequences like “qwerty”.