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

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How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
It's easy to update your Twitter password on any device, even if you don't remember your current password. Uwe Krejci/Getty Images
  • You can change your Twitter password on the mobile app or in a web browser on your computer.
  • To change your Twitter password, you'll need to supply your existing password.
  • If you've forgotten your Twitter password, you can reset it via email or text message.

It's important to keep your accounts secure, and Twitter is no exception.

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.

Here's how to do it.

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How to change your Twitter password in a web browser

1. Go to the Twitter website in your web browser.

2. In the sidebar menu on the left of the homepage, click More, next to the icon of three horizontal dots.

How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Click "More" on the left side of your homepage. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

3. In the pop-up, click Settings and privacy.

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How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Select "Settings and privacy." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

4. In the Your Account section of the Settings page, click Change your password.

How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Select "Change your password." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

5. Enter your current password and then type in your new password in the New password and Confirm password fields.

How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Type in your old password and your desired new password. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

6. Click Save to confirm the change.

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How to change your Twitter password in the mobile app

1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

2. Tap the icon of three horizontal lines at the top-left the screen.

How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Select the icon of three horizontal lines. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

3. In the menu, select Settings and privacy.

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How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Go to "Settings and privacy." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

4. On the Settings and privacy page, tap Account.

How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Go to your "Account" page. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

5. On the Account page, tap Password.

How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
From your "Account" page, go to "Password." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

6. Enter your current password and then type the new password in the New password and Confirm password fields.

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How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Type in your current password and your desired new password. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

7. Click Done in the top-right corner to confirm your change.

How to change your Twitter password if you've forgotten your existing password

No matter where you try to change your password - on the Twitter website or mobile app - you need to enter your current password first for security reasons.

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 Forgot password? hyperlink.

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How to change your Twitter password to protect your account's security
Select "Forgot password?" to reset your password. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

Choose Forgot password? and Twitter will help you reset your password by sending you an email (or, if you have two-factor authentication turned on, a text message).

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