How to Change Your Twitter Password

By Andrew Tennyson

Changing your Twitter password regularly helps you keep your account secure. Your Twitter account has a dedicated Settings panel through which you configure all your account information and preferences, including your password. If you don't remember your login information, Twitter has a password-reset feature you can use to choose a new password.

Step 1

Log in to your account on the [Twitter website]( and click your **Profile** icon in the top of the page.

Step 2

Select **Settings** on the drop-down menu to load the Settings panel.

Step 3

Click **Password** on the main menu on the left of the page to open the Password settings panel.

Step 4

Enter your current password and new password in the provided fields.

Step 5

Click the **Save Changes** button to save your new Twitter password.

Tips & Warnings

  • Twitter automatically provides a complexity rating for your new password as you enter it. To the right of the New Password field, you will see this rating change as you enter your password. A simple password that meets the basic requirements receives a rating of “Good.” For increased security, use a combination of numbers, characters and uppercase and lowercase letters until the password receives a rating of “Strong.”
  • Update the Twitter app on your smartphone or tablet to reflect your new password.
  • Click the Forgot Password link on the Twitter home page and follow the prompts to send a password-reset email to yourself if you can't remember your password. Click the provided link in the email to create a new password.
  • You can send yourself a password-reset email from the official Twitter app for Android or iOS. Open the Twitter app on your device, tap “Sign In” and then touch “Forgot Password?” Enter your Twitter username or the email address associated with the account and follow the prompts to send a reset email to yourself. Open your email, click the message from Twitter and click the provided link to create a new password.