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Updating the phone number on your account

An accurate and up-to-date phone number is an important step you can take toward improved account security.

Where are you using Twitter?

Find instructions for changing or removing your phone number from your account using:

Twitter for iPhone app
Twitter for Android app
Web on a desktop or laptop computer
SMS text message (using a short code)

Updating your phone number via Twitter for iPhone:

  1. On your profile, tap the gear icon  and select Settings.
  2. Tap the account you’d like to remove a phone number from.
  3. Under Account, tap Phone number to see an option to remove this number.
  4. When you see the prompt asking Do you want to remove the number?, select OK and enter your password to confirm.

Updating your phone number via Twitter for Android:

  1. Tap the overflow icon  and select Settings.
  2. Tap Account, then tap Phone number to see an option to remove this number.
  3. Tap Delete phone and then tap Yes, delete to confirm.

Updating your phone number via the web:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Go to your Settings by clicking your profile icon at the top right of the navigation bar and selecting Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the Mobile tab.
  4. Next to where your phone number is listed, click Edit.
  5. Update your phone number and click Continue.
  6. We will send a code (via SMS text message) to your phone number. Enter it in the Verification code box and click Activate phone.
  7. You’ll see a Your phone is activated! message to confirm your updated number.
Note: When you add the same phone number to another account, it’s important to understand that only the account most recently linked to this phone number can perform SMS commands and receive the SMS account activity notifications. Other accounts linked with the same phone number will not be able to edit the notification settings. Each account that has your phone number associated with it will still receive SMS text messages for password reset requests or security features like login verification. Read more about adding your phone number to multiple accounts here.

To remove your mobile number via SMS:

  1. Using the phone you want to remove from your Twitter account, send a text message containing only the word STOP to your country's Twitter short code).
  2. Your mobile number will be removed from your Twitter account immediately. To add a new mobile number via SMS, follow the instructions listed here.

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