This will come in handy in case you lose access to your Primary Email Address. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Lost access to your primary email address, or didn’t add an SMS number for recovery? If you were unable to remember your email address or username, or need further assistance, please complete our account recovery form.We’ll prompt you for the following pieces of information: 4) We’ll automatically contact our Happiness Engineers to help you recover account access.
The hack happened in 2014, when "state-sponsored actor" stole account information, including names, emails, passwords, telephone numbers and answers to some security questions. First and foremost, you'll want to change your password immediately.
If you received a message that the number you are trying to attach to your account is already associated with another Twitter account, it’s possible that your phone number previously belonged to someone else. This only means that outdated information still exists in the system.
This does not mean that the previous owner has any access to the Twitter account you create with your new phone number.
An accurate and up-to-date phone number and/or email address is an important step you can take to ensure you never lose access to your account.
Take a moment to make sure the phone number you have associated with your account is up to date, especially if you are about to change your phone number or device.