How to create a Twitter account on the web

26 Mar

How to create a Twitter account on the web
1. Go to and find the sign up box, or go directly to
2. Enter your full name, phone number or email address, date of birth, and a password.
3. Click Sign up for Twitter.
4. In order to verify your phone number, we will send you an SMS text message with a code. You may also
request a voice call to verify your phone number. Enter the verification code in the box provided. Learn
more about having a phone number associated with your account.
5. Once you’ve clicked Sign up for Twitter, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers on
Twitter) — type your own or choose one we’ve suggested. We’ll tell you if the username you want is
6. Doublecheck
your name, phone number, password, and username.
7. Click Create my account. You may be asked to complete a Captcha to let us know that you’re human.
Twitter on your mobile device
⦁ Learn how to get started with Twitter for iOS.
⦁ Learn how to get started with Twitter for Android.
Tips for picking a username
⦁ Your username is the name your followers use when sending replies, mentions, and Direct Messages.
⦁ It will also form the URL of your Twitter profile page. We’ll provide a few available suggestions when you
sign up, but feel free to choose your own.
⦁ Note: You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username
is not already in use.
⦁ Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain “admin” or “Twitter”, in order to
avoid brand confusion.
Important information about signing up with email address
⦁ An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
⦁ The email address you use on your Twitter account is not publicly visible to others on Twitter.
⦁ We use the email you enter to confirm your new Twitter account. Be sure to enter an email address that
you actively use and have access to. Check your inbox for a confirmation email to make sure you signed
up for your account correctly.
First steps after you’ve created your account
1. Find and follow news sources, friends, more on Twitter. After signing up, follow a handful of accounts to
create a customized stream of information on your home timeline. Following means you’ll get that user’s
Tweets on your Twitter home timeline. You can unfollow anyone at any time.
2. Read our Getting started with Twitter guide.
3. Learn about using Twitter.
Having trouble?
If you are signing up for an account using an older version of Internet Explorer (IE9 or earlier), you may be
redirected to to complete the signup.
Learn more about using on older browsers.