Recover a suspended or locked Twitter account

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Your Account Twitter has been suspended or locked and you don't know why? There are several reasons to explain this situation. After knowing the reason for the suspension or locking of your account, you can then proceed to its recovery. Keep reading this article to find out how.

  • Recover suspended Twitter account
    • Violation of Terms of Service
    • Confirm your email address or phone number
  • Recover Locked Twitter Account

Recover suspended Twitter account

Violation of Terms of Service

The first step is to determine why your account has been suspended. Here are the reasons why an account can be suspended:



  • Violation of Twitter rules.
  • You posted inappropriate tweets or behaved inappropriately.
  • Twitter thinks your account has been hacked or compromised and is currently investigating it.
  • It may also be possible that an error has occurred and your account has been unfairly suspended.

In an attempt to recover your account, you can appeal Twitter's decision.

We recommend that you appeal immediately, in order to recover your account as quickly as possible and thus avoid losing subscribers.

You can submit your appeal by filling out this form.

Twitter will need some of your information like your phone number or email address. After submitting your appeal, you will receive an email from Twitter informing you of the possible reasons for the suspension of your account and you can then proceed to further investigation. All you have to do is wait for Twitter to reactivate your account.


Confirm your email address or phone number

In the event that Twitter asks you to provide a phone number or confirm your email address, follow the instructions requested. You can then unsuspend your account.


Recover Locked Twitter Account

If your account has been locked for security reasons, Twitter may have detected suspicious behavior and believe your account may be compromised. In this case, you only need to change your password to unlock your account.


If Twitter wants to verify that you are the rightful owner of the account, you will be asked to confirm your phone number or email address. Your account will be automatically unlocked once your account information is confirmed.

To learn more about why a Twitter account is locked, check out this page. You'll also find information on why certain features of your account are limited and what to do to restore access to them.



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