Lost Twitter account? Or forgot its password? Can’t tweet and read those amazing tweets from your friends? We understand the urge to get it back. Nobody wants to miss that amazing platform for sharing, interacting, and reading thoughts. Twitter, unlike many other platforms, is quite strict while protecting the accounts of their users and preventing bots or spammers from ruining the website. That’s why many of us get kicked out for suspicious activity even without doing anything wrong.
Whatever the reason is, you should get back your Twitter account by recovering it following the methods we are going to list in this article. It’s not a huge deal to get it back. But compared to other platforms such as Facebook, you might sweat a bit. Anyway, let’s directly dive into the possible methods to recover a Twitter account.
Try guessing the password or other Details
Before we are going further into the steps, I have a small advice. It might sound silly. However, if there is any way you can remember the password or any traces of it by thinking a bit, you can save hours of hard work trying to get it back. So, the first thing I would recommend you to do is taking a deep breath and trying to remember the details.
Account recovery is not something to use whenever you forget the password or other details temporarily. You should try to remember it or find any other traces like any notes or something. You can always go for it if you still have access to your phone and email. If you don’t this will save a ton of your time. If you still can’t remember anything, you may proceed to the article.
1. Forgot Twitter Password?
If you just forgot the Twitter password and there are no other issues, it is quite easy getting your password back.
- Go to the Twitter Login Page.
- Click on the Forgot password? link
- Enter your email, phone number, or username in the Find your Twitter account section.
- Click on the Search button.
- It will ask you, How do you want to reset your password. You can either choose the Email or Phone number you connected with your Twitter account to receive a code.
- In the next step, enter the code you received on your phone or email.
- If you correctly enter the code, you will be taken to a screen where you can type in a new password.
Be sure to save it somewhere safe this time. Twitter is pretty strict when it comes to account safety. Frequent password resets may end up your account being suspended.
Why Twitter Suspend Accounts?
Before getting into our next method, you should be aware of why Twitter keeps suspending your accounts. The exact reasons except the so obvious spamming are not known. But these are some scenarios that might increase your chances of getting suspended for a while.
- You tried to spam Twitter with a lot of posts within a minimal time.
- Following a lot of people especially when you have a very low follower count.
- Being inactive for a long period of time.
- Violating Twitter Rules.
- Using usernames that are copyrighted or very similar to brands or famous people.
- Liking or retweeting a lot of posts repeatedly within a few minutes.
2. How to Recover Suspended Twitter Account
So, for some reason, if your account got suspended, you can still get it back (unless you were clearly violating Twitter rules.) To recover a suspended Twitter account, there are several methods. Based on the scenario, follow the specific instructions.
If Twitter is asking for your Email or Phone number
If you didn’t add any contact information to verify you are a real human, and Twitter finds some suspicious activity on your account, they may suspend your account. The fix for this is obvious. Just verify a phone number or email as asked. As soon as you do that, your Twitter account will be unsuspended.
If you are seeing a message saying that your account is suspended
If you are seeing a message that your account is suspended, you can try to file an appeal to get your account back. Navigate to that page and fill in the necessary details in the given sections. For extra authenticity, it is also recommended to provide your phone number in the given column even though it is optional.
They will get back to you within a few days. If they find that the action was accidental, they will unsuspend your Twitter account. If they still find that your account is violating their guidelines, you might have to work on it a little further. It is a common issue faced by many Twitter users, and chances are that you are going to get the account back.
3. If your Twitter Account is Locked
Twitter may also lock your account for several reasons. One of the most common scenarios is for security reasons. If they find any suspicious login attempts or any similar security issues with the account, they will temporarily lock you out of the account. Aggressive tweeting or liking too many tweets may also get you in trouble.
In that case, the fix is just waiting for a while to see if the account gets unlocked automatically. In some cases, Twitter will also ask you to verify some details to make sure that you are a legit user. You can also try resetting your account password if you were locked out for security reasons.
If you are seeing a message saying “Your account is locked and we need to confirm you are the valid owner“, you can simply click on the Start button and complete the verification process by providing your phone number and entering the code you received.
4. Recover Banned Twitter Account
In rare cases and under extreme spamming scenarios Twitter might ban your account. If they banned the account for repeated violation of the Twitter guidelines, the chances of getting it back are extremely small. So, if you followed anything sneaky for a while, you better not waste time on it. However, you can still try.
If the account got banned for no reason and you strongly believe that you didn’t do anything against their rules, you can appeal the restoration following the link in the account suspended section. The repeated account suspension may result in a permanent ban of the Twitter account. So, the best way is to be a bit careful.
5. Recover Twitter Account without Phone Number an Email
If you do not have access to the phone number or password connected with your Twitter account, it is going to be a bit hard getting your account back. You can try these steps if you lost your Email address or Phone number associated with Twitter.
- First of all, visit the Twitter Login Issues Page.
- Input your username and search.
- If Twitter finds your account, you will be given a form to reach Twitter support.
- Fill in the details and describe the issue in a short-precise manner.
- Submit the form.
During the process, you might have provided an alternate email address where Twitter can contact you. At that email address, you will receive an email telling you that the email is not associated with the account. It will also contain useful information and methods you can follow to recover your account. Just follow them.
6. Recover After Deactivating Twitter
Did you manually deactivate your Twitter account? I mean, not getting banned by Twitter or getting your account suspended. If you manually did it by going to your account settings and clicking the “Deactivate” button, you can still get it back.
According to Twitter, you can reactivate a deactivated Twitter account within 30-days of deactivation. After that period, there is no way you can get the account or data back. So, if you just deactivated the account and it hasn’t been 30 days, you have a chance of getting it back. All you have to do is:
- Logging into your Twitter account again.
- It will ask you if you want to reactivate your Twitter account.
- Click on Reactivate.
- You will be redirected to your home page.
It might take some time for Twitter to restore all your account data and Tweet, Like, Retweet counts. So, don’t panic if you see some irregularities for some time.
7. Recover a Hacked Twitter Account
If you think that your Twitter account got hacked and you no longer have access to it, you can follow these steps to recover it.
- Go to this support page.
- Choose “Hacked account” from the list of options given.
- They will send you instructions to get your account back to your email address.
We are assuming that you have already tried resetting the password and you were not able to do so. Do not directly go for the above steps without trying the easy way.