How to Reset Your Twitter Password

By Kirk Johnson

Twitter is an instant information outlet that allows users to create status updates informing their friends, family or fans of their whereabouts and activities. The program is popular with celebrities, as well as with businesses and individuals. If you've forgotten or lost your Twitter password, you'll be unable to update your status to keep your followers informed. Also, you may miss out on exciting information from the people, organizations or celebrities that you follow.

Step 1

Point your browser to the Twitter homepage. In the upper right hand corner of the page, you will see a sign-in button: select it. You will be prompted to enter your user name and password.

Step 2

Click "Forgot your password?" just below the user name and password fields. This will take you to a new page, which will prompt you to give your email address.

Step 3

Enter the email address associated with your twitter account and click "Send Instructions."

Step 4

Point your browser to your email homepage, and enter your email address and password to log in. You should find an email from Twitter regarding your password. It may take up to 30 minutes for this email to appear in your inbox.

Step 5

Open the email from Twitter. The email will contain a special time sensitive link. Click the link and you'll be prompted to enter a new password, and may be asked a confirmation question, such as your mother's maiden name. Answer the question, enter your new password and click the "Submit" button. Your password is now changed and you may use it to access your Twitter account at any time.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you didn't receive your password reset email from Twitter, check your junk mail folder before trying again or emailing customer service.
  • Always protect your online passwords, and only give your information to trustworthy sites. It is unwise to use the same password for all of your online registrations.
  • Beware of fraudulent emails! Twitter will never ask you what your current password is, and will only help you select a new one. If you receive an email from Twitter asking for your information, it is a scam; do not reply!