As you probably know by now, Twitter recently announced that a glitch has caused every Twitter user’s password to (possibly) be leaked to hackers.
In order to mitigate any damage caused by the data leak Twitter has strongly recommended that all users change the passwords on their accounts right away.
Since that announcement was made I’ve received several requests for instructions for resetting the password on Twitter. That got me to thinking that maybe I should write those instructions up in a blog post.
It’s actually quite easy to change your Twitter password, but first I recommend that you take a few moments to select a password that’s easy to remember, yet very secure. This post explains how.
Once you’ve selected a great password, simply click the link below and follow the prompts to make the change:
If for some reason that link doesn’t work for you, all you have to do is navigate to the “Change Password” page via the Settings menu. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Visit the Twitter homepage at https://twitter.com and log in to your account.
2 – Click on the tiny thumbnail of your profile picture at the top of the window, then select Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu.
3 – Click the Password link over in the left-hand column and then follow the prompts from there.
That’s all there is to it. Your Twitter account should now be protected by a new password that’s easy to remember, yet hard to guess.
Bonus tip #1: I also recommend that you lock your Twitter account down tight by enabling Two-Factor Authentication on it. This post explains how.
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