How To Change Your Twitter Password

Posted on October 29th, 2013

First we need to go to http://www.twitter.com, enter your username and password and click ‘Sign In’.

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Once you’ve signed into your Twitter account you need to click on the cog at the top right of the page.

 

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Once you’ve clicked on the cog you’ll see a dropdown menu similar to the one above. Left-click on ‘Settings’.

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When Settings opens you need to left-click on the ‘Password’ tab in the menu on the left-hand side.

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Enter the password you currently use to access your Twitter account, then pick a new one and click ‘Save Changes’. This will stop any dodgy or spam direct messages your account might have been sending on your behalf.

Tips for Picking a Secure Password

Picking a password can be tricky, so here are a few tips:

Don’t use the following passwords

  • 123456
  • abc123
  • monkey
  • qwerty
  • password
  • letmein

These are just a few examples of insecure passwords; any word that’s listed in a dictionary is not a safe password and could be easily guessed.

So to create a secure password, it’s a good idea to use a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and make sure all passwords are at least eight characters long (the longer the better).

As an example, if we take the word ‘Cumbria’ we can make it a bit more secure by mixing the letters up, and swapping numbers for letters. Often 3 is swapped for m, 1 is swapped for i, 7 for r, and A can be replaced by giving you a secure password: C3RAR1B*64781U, which is Cumbria, with a symbol and some numbers also added.