How to Change Your Twitter Password

Make a password that's more secure or easier to remember

You have several ways to change a Twitter password. Whether it’s been a while since you last updated it, you've forgotten it, or you're concerned it might have been breached, here's how to secure your Twitter account by changing your password.

How to Change Your Twitter Password from Twitter.com

If you know your password and want to change it, sign into your Twitter account to make the change.

  1. Sign into your Twitter account using your current password.

  2. Select More in the left vertical panel.

    Twitter - select More
  3. Select Settings and privacy.

    Twitter - select Settings and privacy
  4. Under the Your Account heading, select Change your password.

    Twitter - Your Account - Change your password
  5. Enter your current password in the Current password text box.

  6. Enter the new password you want to use in the New password text box.

  7. Enter the new password a second time in the Confirm password text box.

    Twitter - enter current and new password
  8. Select Save when you’re done.

  9. You may be asked to review applications that can access your account. Select Review applications to see the apps that require your new log in credentials.

To add even more security to your Twitter account, set up two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means that you'll use your Twitter password to log in—plus one of the following: a security code, confirmation from another app, or a text message.

Change Twitter Password From the Twitter App

Changing your Twitter password from the Twitter mobile app is similar to changing it on the Twitter website.

  1. Open the Twitter app on your smart device.

  2. Tap your profile picture.

  3. Tap Settings and privacy near the bottom of the screen.

  4. Tap Account.

    Twitter - accessing Account settings
  5. Under the Login and security heading, tap Password.

  6. Enter your current password in the Current password text box.

  7. Enter the new password you want to use in the New password text box.

  8. Enter the new password a second time in the Confirm password text box.

    Twitter- change password
  9. Tap Update Password.

  10. The next time you sign into your Twitter account, use the new password.

Change Twitter Password From the Twitter Mobile Website

When you want to change your Twitter password using a web browser on your Android or iPhone, use the Twitter mobile site. The steps to change your Twitter password using the Twitter mobile website are different than using the Twitter website.

  1. Open your favorite mobile web browser.

  2. Go to the Twitter mobile website.

  3. Sign in using your current password.

  4. Tap your profile image in the upper-left corner.

  5. Tap Settings and privacy.

  6. Tap Your account.

    Twitter - change password on mobile website
  7. Tap Change your password.

  8. Enter your current password in the Current password text box.

  9. Enter the new password you want to use in the New password text box.

  10. Enter the new password a second time in the Confirm password text box.

    Twitter - change password on mobile website
  11. Tap Save when you’re done.

  12. Use your new password the next time you sign into Twitter.

Reset a Twitter Password You've Lost or Forgotten

Passwords get lost and forgotten. When you can’t remember your Twitter password, reset it.

Twitter requires an email address or a phone number to reset a lost or forgotten password. Make sure you’ve added one or both to your account.

  1. Go to the Twitter sign in page.

  2. Select Forgot password?

    Twitter - forgot password
  3. Enter your email address, phone number, or Twitter username in the text box.

    Twitter - find account via email, phone or username
  4. Select Search. You’ll be asked to choose how to reset your password.

  5. Choose the method you want to use for the password reset. Depending on how your Twitter account is set up, the reset code will be sent to either your phone number or email address.

    Twitter - email a link to change Twitter password
  6. Select Continue. A message appears telling you to open your email or check your text messages.

  7. Open the email or text message, then select Reset password.

  8. Enter your new password in the Type your new password text box.

  9. Enter your new password a second time in the Type your new password one more time text box.

    Twitter - enter new password
  10. Select Submit.

  11. Sign in to Twitter with your username and new password.

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