How to Unlock Twitter Locked Account



Hey Fellas!


Have you ever had your Twitter Account Locked, because you might have crossed its limits on Messaging, Following or Tweeting. To be honest, I have. But I committed an obvious mistake while trying to Unlock it which led me to have all sorts of speculation for its cause. So today I'm gonna tell that to you, so that you don't commit that error.

SYMPTOM OF A LOCKED TWITTER ACCOUNT

When your Twitter Account is Locked, you might not be able to Message anyone, Tweet or Follow, although you might be able to Unfollow People. Also, a separate section might be shown in your "Home" section, telling that your Account has been locked and you'll have to seek the instructions left in your Email ID associated with that Twitter Account.


WHY A TWITTER ACCOUNT IS LOCKED

Whenever Twitter notices something suspicious about an Account, like Spam Following or Messages, they themselves lock that Account. Special Care is taken for the users with Followers, less than 2000.  Just follow the official URL below, where Twitter has itself transparently told the causes:

Twitter limits (API, updates, and following)

All the limits based on Tweets, Direct Messages, Daily and Account based Following have been precisely mentioned, in the above link.

HOW DANGEROUS IS LOCKING OF TWITTER ACCOUNT

Locking of a Twitter account is just a caution and a precaution by the Twitter Developers, nothing too serious. But in case, you're involved in something like Spamming (or something else bad), I've heard People's accounts being suspended after some of these warnings, So CONTROL!

HOW TO UNLOCK A TWITTER ACCOUNT

Twitter Account can be unlocked by following the Email Instructions. This is where I made a mistake, which led to all sorts of speculations. Generally, you're asked to unlock a Twitter Account by changing the Password. What I did was that I had my Twitter Account already logged in while changing the password, which made the Precaution reset itself.

So the correct steps to unlock a Locked Twitter Account through Email (Resetting the Password Case) should be:

1. Logout of your Twitter Account.


2. Login to the Email associated with your Twitter Account.
3. Press Reset Password Option, in the official Mail from Twitter & Follow further instructions.

{Make sure, it's the official Twitter's mail, not a spammer's. To know the difference, I usually prefer to Enter my Password only on the URLs that have "https" before them!)

4. Your Password should now be changed and you can use your Unlocked Twitter Account again.

ENJOY!!!

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4 comments:

  1. Hi , what happens if the account has been locked and the email address registered with twitter has been deactivated or no longer in use ?

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  2. Hi , what happens if the account has been locked and the email address registered with twitter has been deactivated or no longer in use ?

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  3. Tried that didn't work ....

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  4. Hey I've tried but this is just nonsense

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