How to recover a Twitter account

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With 313 million active users around the world, Twitter is one of the most popular social networks out there. Network users appreciate its simplicity, convenience, and reliability. But what may be even more surprising is that those 313 million users are only a relatively small fraction of the total number of registered users. According to the latest estimates, up to 1.5 billion users have a Twitter account but do not use it.

Why? Some have gradually lost interest in the platform, others never liked it at first, but a large number of users have simply lost or forgotten their Twitter login details. The good news is that Twitter offers several different ways to recover an account when you’ve lost your login details.

When it is not possible to recover a Twitter account

Twitter offers its users the option to manually deactivate their accounts. After doing this, a 30-day countdown begins. During these 30 days, users can reactivate their accounts just by logging in. However, when this window of opportunity closes, the account is permanently deleted.

How to recover the password of your Twitter account

Forgetting your Twitter password is no big deal. You can ask Twitter to provide you with a temporary password, with which you can log in and later change your password to a new one, or you can receive a password reset link by email or SMS message. The only caveat is that the first option is only available on iOS devices. When you try to log in from a device that supports this feature and you don’t enter the correct password, you will have the option to log in with a login code.

But if you don’t have a compatible device, you have to request a password reset link via email or SMS.

To recover your Twitter account password using this method, do the following:

Go to the Twitter login page. Click the reset password link. Enter your email address. Follow the instructions in the email or SMS message. Choose a new password and make sure you never lose it again .

How can I recover my Twitter username and password?

Users sometimes forget not only their Twitter passwords, but also the username. If you are one of them, now you will have the answer. To retrieve the Twitter account username:

Go to the password reset page. Enter your email or phone number. Twitter will send a password reset link to the associated email address, so be sure to check and confirm.

How to recover Twitter password without email

You certainly wouldn’t be the first to ask how to recover Twitter password without email. When that happens, you can do the following:

Use your phone number to request a password reset link Contact your email provider for help in recovering your account Change your Twitter app password for iOS or Android.

Recover a Twitter account with Disk Drill

Disk Drill is a data recovery tool capable of handling virtually all common file formats and storage devices. Although it cannot directly help you recover a Twitter account, it can easily recover, for example, a text document that contains the password itself or a password hint after it has been accidentally deleted.

You can download Disk Drill for Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X from its official website and try it for free. The software features a modern user interface that is easy to understand even without a user manual. All you need to do to recover your Twitter account password note using Disk Drill is to point it to the storage device where it was originally stored. Disk Drill will then go through the contents of your hard drive. When it’s done, it will display the results and give you the option to choose which files you want to restore and which ones you don’t need.

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