Managing and Protecting your Account

Managing your account

Everything you need to know about your profile and account settings.
How to reset a lost or forgotten password

It’s easy to recover a lost password and regain access to your account, provided that your Twitter profile contains a current email address and/or phone number. Take a moment and make sure the information you’ve associated with your account is up to date.

How to change your username

If you don’t like the name you chose for your Twitter account, you can change it without affecting your existing followers, Direct Messages, or replies. Your followers will simply see a new username next to your profile photo when you update.

How to manage multiple accounts

If you have more than one Twitter account, it’s simple to access them from your Twitter for iOS or Android app, or add new ones.

How to control your Twitter experience.

Twitter provides tools to help you control what you see and what others can see about you, so you can enjoy the best parts of the Twitter experience and express yourself with confidence.

  • Unfollow accounts
  • Filter notifications
  • Mute accounts
  • Block accounts
  • Report Tweets
  • Control your Tweet timeline

Protect your account

Learn how to stay safe by managing your privacy settings.
Help with a compromised account

If your account has been compromised but you're still able to log in, this page will help you secure your account and stop unwanted activity.

Help with a hacked account

Usernames and passwords can get lost, stolen, or abused. If you think your account has been hacked or you're unable to log in, this page can help.

How to report impersonation accounts

Impersonation is a violation of the Twitter Rules. If someone has been pretending to be you on Twitter, read this to learn more about how to report them.

How to report abusive behavior

Twitter strives to provide an environment where people can feel free to express themselves. If abusive behavior happens, we try to make it easy for people to report it to us. Here’s how.

Help with copyright policy questions

If someone is posting your copyrighted material to Twitter without your permission, you can file a formal complaint with Twitter. This section will show you how to determine if your copyright has been infringed, and what you can do about it.


  • What types of copyright complaints does Twitter respond to?
  • Am I a copyright holder? How do I know?
  • What information do you need to process a copyright complaint?
  • How do I file a copyright complaint?
  • How are claims processed?
  • What happens if I receive a copyright notification?
  • When should I file a counter-notice?
  • What information do you need to process a counter-notice?