Login to your Twitter account without any problems. Learn how to sign up for a Twitter account, to rest a lost password, and to bypass the most common login problems.
Twitter is a social networking and live news service, which was initially launched back in 2006. Today, it boasts more than 300 million active users globally, making it one of the world’s most popular social media websites. The service is owned by Twitter Inc., which is based out of San Francisco, California in the United States.
One of the defining characteristics of the service is the way it restricts users to posts or ‘Tweets’ of 140 characters or less. Users have the ability to post Tweets, read Tweets, respond to Tweets, send private messages and ‘Re-Tweet’, which is essentially reposting another user’s Tweet for your own followers to see.
The site has become especially useful for providing live coverage of breaking news stories.
How Do I Create a Twitter Account?
Registering for a Twitter account is both easy and fast, and the process can be undertaken on a computer or mobile device. Simply visit the Twitter homepage at http://www.twitter.com and click on the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right hand corner. Alternatively, click ‘Sign Up’ from within the Twitter mobile app.
To sign up, you will need to provide the following information:
- Full Name – Your real-life first name and surname
- Phone or Email – A valid mobile phone number or email address, which will be connected to your account
- Password – The password you would like to use for Twitter. This must be at least 6 characters long.
After clicking ‘Sign Up’, you will then be asked to come up with a username, which will serve as your Twitter handle and allow other users to find and communicate with you on the service. Once you have done so, click ‘Next’ and continue to follow the on-screen instructions to complete your account setup.
How Do I Log In to My Twitter Account?
Once you have registered for an account, the Twitter login process is quite simple on either a web browser or the mobile app.
All you have to do is visit the homepage or launch the app, click on the ‘Log In’ link and enter either your username, email address or mobile phone number in the first field, followed by your password in the second. Then click ‘Log In’.
The username should be entered without the @ prefix, while any email address or mobile number you use to log in to the service with must already be connected to your account. It is also worth noting that passwords are case sensitive, meaning you must enter your password exactly how you did during the registration process.
The offial Twitter login page can be found here.
I Cannot Log In to Twitter. What Could Be the Problem?
Occasionally, users may experience Twitter login issues, although these are generally easy to resolve. The most obvious thing to check is that you are definitely entering the right information, paying particular attention to spelling and case sensitivity. If you are using a computer, make sure the the CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK buttons are in the off position.
Users have the option of logging in with an email address, mobile phone number or Twitter username. The email or mobile phone number must already be associated with the account.
Server problems or scheduled maintenance may, in rare instances, make the sign in process difficult or impossible. If this occurs, the only solution is to try again later on in the day.
Users who violate the Twitter terms of service, or accounts which are suspected of being registered by bots may be suspended or disabled. If the account is suspended, you will usually see a message after a login attempt, explaining the actions you can take to resolve the issue. Disabled accounts, on the other hand, are usually unrecoverable.
How to reset your Twitter Password.
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking the ‘Forgot Password?’ option underneath the main login box. By following the instructions, a new password will be sent to your email address, allowing you to re-gain access to your Twitter account. Once in there, you can change it to a password of your choice.
Where Can I Download the Twitter App?
At present, the Twitter mobile app is available on all mobile or tablet devices running either the Android or iOS operating systems. It can be downloaded from either the Google Play Store or the App Store. In addition, support is offered for Windows Phones, with the app being found on the Windows Marketplace.
To locate the app, launch the store on your device, enter ‘Twitter’ into the search box and install the app using the usual method. Alternatively, by clicking here, you can enter your mobile phone number into the relevant field, press ‘Send’ and a direct link to the app will be sent to your device via SMS.
Information about support on other mobile devices can be found by clicking here.
How Can I Delete My Twitter Account?
Please see our page on account deletion at How to Delete Twitter.