If you deactivated your Twitter account deliberately or by mistake but wish to reactivate it again, here is how to do that and a few other things that you should know.
Twitter accounts can only be reactivated if they were deactivated no more than 30 days back. The username and email address assigned to your Twitter account is tied to it until 30 days after you deactivate the account.
While reactivating, if it says that your account reactivation is currently disabled, you can either wait for a few hours and try again or can contact a Twitter support agent here.
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How to reactivate Twitter account?
Reactivating a Twitter account is as simple as logging into Twitter. The following steps will help you reactivate Twitter account:
- Visit twitter.com/login on your PC or open the Twitter app for iOS/Android
- Enter your username/email address and password for the account you want to reactivate
- Click/tap on Sign in
If the reactivation was successful, you’ll see your homepage. Tweets, followers, likes will take a few minutes to re-populate.
Twitter account didn’t reactivate
If you’re having trouble with reactivation, there is a possibility that you have either entered your login credentials incorrectly or have forgotten them.
In case you forgot your password, contact a support agent (using the link at the beginning of the article) and they might be able to help reactivate your account and reset the password.
Make sure to contact Twitter support using the email address associated with the account that you’re trying to reactivate.
Followers or Tweets are missing
It’s possible that sometimes following/followers or tweet counts may not appear accurately on your account when reactivated. There is nothing to worry, the account is fully restored within 24 hours of reactivation.
If you still don’t see the accurate number of followers or tweets 48 hours after the reactivation, you can contact support here.
It has been more than 30 days since the account was deactivated
If it has been more than 30 days since you deactivated the account then there is a sad for you because you will not be able to reactivate your account. You’ll need to sign up for a new one.
Former Senior Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant has a keen interest in social issues and international relations.