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Updating your email address

Having an up-to-date email address attached to your account is a great step toward improved account security.

There are two steps for updating your email address:

To update your email address

You can update your email address in the way that’s most convenient for you:

Note: Each time the email address associated with your Twitter account is updated, we will send an email notification to the previously-used email address alerting you of this change. For more information on these types of alerts, read our Account security tips article.

Updating your email address via Twitter for iOS

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon, then tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Tap Email.
  4. Insert your email address and tap Next
    Note: An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
  5. Sign in to your email account to confirm your email address. Read more about confirming your email address here.

Updating your email address via Twitter for Android

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have, and select Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Tap Email.
  4. Insert your email address and tap Next.
    Note: An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
  5. Sign in to your email account to confirm your email address. Read more about confirming your email address here.

Updating your email address via the web

  1. Log in to twitter.com and go to your Account settings page.
  2. Type your email address into the Email field.
    Note: An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
  3. Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.
  4. A dialog box will appear asking you to confirm your Twitter password. Enter your password in the box and click Save changes.
  5. You'll immediately see a yellow message on your homepage asking you to confirm your email change. It will stay there until you confirm your new email address. Read more about confirming your email address here.
Note: Your email address is not displayed in your public profile on Twitter. If you have not turned off the Let others find me by my email address setting, then others that already have your email address may find your Twitter account. More information about this setting can be found here.

To confirm your email address

When you update the email address attached to your account, we’ll send you an email asking you to confirm the change. In the email we send, clicking the Confirm now button lets us know the email address is yours.

  1. Log in to the email inbox for the address you just updated.
  2. Open the email from Twitter inviting you to confirm your account.
  3. Click the Confirm now button in that email.
  4. We’ll direct you to your Twitter account, and if you not already logged in we’ll ask you to do so.
Note: If you do not complete the confirmation process above, your email will remain in an unconfirmed state. This means you won't be able to take advantage of certain account features, such as requesting your Tweet archive or taking advantage of security features like login verification.

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