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How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 15 Jul 2021


<p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/60bfa9762feb6f00181ed98f-2121/GettyImages-1139962207.jpg" border="0" alt="young woman using cell phone" data-mce-source="Uwe Krejci/Getty Images"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>It's important to keep your accounts secure, and <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/category/twitter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a> is no exception.&nbsp;</p><p>If you're worried that your Twitter password has been compromised, if you want to create a more complex password, or if you've simply forgotten your password, it's easy to change your password from the Twitter website or mobile app.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's how to do it.&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>How to change your Twitter password in a web browser</strong></h2><p><strong>1.</strong> Go to the <a href="https://twitter.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter website</a> in your web browser.</p><p><strong>2.</strong> In the sidebar menu on the left of the homepage, click <strong>More</strong>, next to the icon of three horizontal dots.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/60ef5c69a8d8c00019b03449-2400/twitterz.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter website homepage" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Click &amp;quotMore&amp;quot on the left side of your homepage."></p><p><strong>3.</strong> In the pop-up, click <strong>Settings and privacy</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/60ef5ceaa8d8c00019b0344a-2400/twitterz2.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter website " data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Select &amp;quotSettings and privacy.&amp;quot"></p><p><strong>4.</strong> In the <strong>Your Account</strong> section of the Settings page, click <strong>Change your password</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/60ef5dc061b8600019f172b3-2400/twitterz3.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter website Your Account settings page" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Select &amp;quotChange your password.&amp;quot"></p><p><strong>5.</strong> Enter your current password and then type in your&nbsp; new password in the <strong>New password</strong> and <strong>Confirm password</strong> fields.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/60ef5e6e61b8600019f172b5-2400/twitterz4.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter website change password page" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Type in your old password and your desired new password."></p><p><strong>6.</strong> Click <strong>Save</strong> to confirm the change.&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>How to change your Twitter password in the mobile app</strong></h2><p><strong>1.</strong> Open the Twitter app on your <a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271" target="_blank" rel="noopener">iPhone, iPad</a>, or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details'id=com.twitter.android&amp;hl=en_US&amp;gl=US" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Android</a>.</p><p><strong>2.</strong> Tap the <strong>icon of three horizontal lines</strong> at the top-left the screen.</p><p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/60ef5f4da8d8c00019b03451-1125/twitz1.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter app homepage" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Select the icon of three horizontal lines."></p><p><strong>3.</strong> In the menu, select <strong>Settings and privacy</strong>.</p><p><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/60ef5fc461b8600019f172b8-1125/twitz2.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter app menu" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Go to &amp;quotSettings and privacy.&amp;quot"></p><p><strong>4.</strong> On the <strong>Settings and privacy</strong> page, tap <strong>Account</strong>.</p><p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/60ef602261b8600019f172b9-1125/twitz4.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter app " data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Go to your &amp;quotAccount&amp;quot page."></p><p><strong>5.</strong> On the <strong>Account</strong> page, tap <strong>Password</strong>.</p><p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/60ef60aea8d8c00019b03452-1125/twitz3.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of Twitter app " data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="From your &amp;quotAccount&amp;quot page, go to &amp;quotPassword.&amp;quot"></p><p><strong>6.</strong> Enter your current password and then type the new password in the <strong>New password</strong> and <strong>Confirm password</strong> fields.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/60ef6124a8d8c00019b03456-1463/twitz5.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of change password page on Twitter app" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Type in your current password and your desired new password."></p><p><strong>7.</strong> Click <strong>Done</strong> in the top-right corner to confirm your change.&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>How to change your Twitter password if you've forgotten your existing password</strong></h2><p>No matter where you try to change your passwordon the Twitter website or mobile appyou need to enter your current password first for security reasons.&nbsp;</p><p>But, if you no longer know that password, there's another way. When the app or website asks for the password, you should see a <strong>Forgot password'</strong> hyperlink.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/60ef6192a8d8c00019b03457-1463/twitz7.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot of change password page on Twitter app" data-mce-source="Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider" data-mce-caption="Select &amp;quotForgot password'&amp;quot to reset your password."></p><p>Choose <strong>Forgot password'</strong> and Twitter will help you reset your password by sending you an email (or, if you have <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/two-factor-authentication" target="_blank" rel="noopener">two-factor authentication</a> turned on, a text message).&nbsp;</p><bi-shortcode id="related-article-module-end-of-article" class="mceNonEditable"><a data-type="60903918bac7612b69126503" data-title="How to delete and deactivate your Twitter account" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-delete-twitter-account" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/6090510ff22c6b00185db538">How to delete and deactivate your Twitter account</a><a data-type="5d3b3db38813a2104d3ae8b9" data-title="How to change your Twitter display name on desktop or mobile, and give yourself a new name that's up to 50 characters long" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-change-twitter-name" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/5d3b5a42a13c950ec113da90">How to change your Twitter display name on desktop or mobile, and give yourself a new name that's up to 50 characters long</a><a data-type="60db63ad172f6c5bc805fc67" data-title="How to log out of Twitter to protect your account's security" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-log-out-of-twitter" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/60db73d836cf170019de892a">How to log out of Twitter to protect your account's security</a><a data-type="5d37508f454a390a8e35538a" data-title="How to make your Twitter account private on desktop or mobile, and choose who can see your tweets" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-twitter-private" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/5d377822100a24696f5afd72">How to make your Twitter account private on desktop or mobile, and choose who can see your tweets</a></bi-shortcode><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/change-twitter-password#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p>
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