Recovering a mistakenly suspended Twitter account
A Twitter account that does not respect the rules of the platform can be suspended. But it happens that this penalty is imposed by mistake. If you are a victim, don’t worry: it is always possible to reactivate your profile under the conditions determined by the social network.
How to reactivate a deactivated Twitter account ?
For recover a Twitter account that was suspended without cause, you just have to :
- Go to the Twitter homepage, via the application or the web address;
- Log in with your credentials;
- Confirm the reactivation of the account via the platform.
If the attempt fails the first time, it is possible to try again later. You will be directly redirected to your News Feed once the account is reactivated. Subscriber counters or tweets may be inaccurate.
For example, it is possible that your profile no longer has any subscribers or that the likes disappear.
However, the information will be automatically updated after 24 hours. If they are still incorrect within 48 hours, you should contact Twitter support. The form includes different fields:
- “I want to reactivate my account” ;
- “I need help to reactivate my account”;
- A place to describe the problem.
Then, you finish by clicking “Send” so that Twitter receives the message in time.
However, reactivation of the account is no longer possible after 30 days of its suspension. After this period, you will have to open a new one.
How to recover a hacked Twitter account ?
In case of hacking, you must remove sensitive content from Twitter to continue using your account. The intrusion does not necessarily mean that you will no longer have access to your profile. The opposite usually happens.
You may not even be aware of the hacking. However, there are a few clues that should make you aware of the problem. These are simply actions performed with your account, but without your knowledge:
- Tweets or private messages;
- Accepting an invitation;
- Blocking one or more users;
- Unsubscribe from other accounts..
Twitter may also send you a notification that your profile may be compromised.
If this happens to you, the first thing to do is to reset your password. Then you disconnect the account on other devices.
Twitter has a help page dedicated to hacking that will be useful if you ever lose access to your account. The support then offers you a form to create a new password.
If you still can’t log in after this step, you have to send a support request to Twitter, via the email address associated with the account you want to recover. The request should include the following information:
- The account username;
- The date of the last connection.
In case of’Forgot your password?
You cannot recover your password if you have a Twitter account without a phone number. The profile in question will be permanently deleted after 6 months of inactivity.
Forgetting your login and password is not a problem to connect to your Twitter account. If it is the password, you can enter your email address or phone number on the platform. Twitter will then send an email with a reset code.
You will have to enter this code on the social network 60 minutes after receiving it.
If it is your phone number that is associated with the account, you will receive the code by SMS.
Why a Twitter account is suspended ?
A Twitter account can be suspended when it does not respect the rules of the platform. This penalty usually applies to :
- Fake accounts;
- Profiles with inappropriate behavior (threats, hate speech, misinformation, impersonation, etc.).)
Suspension can be temporary or permanent according to the general rules set by Twitter. The platform proceeds in the vast majority of cases with graduated sanctions. Bans are only permanent if a user repeatedly violates the rules or in the case of serious misconduct (e.g., death threats, incitement to violence, or advocacy of terrorism).
Twitter can, however, suspend an account for its security. This is the case for example in case of hacking. If you find yourself in such a situation, your profile is not accessible to anyone until you are able to control it again.
It goes without saying that a password change is required in this case.
For some time, Twitter has been automatically blocking many accounts. The social network often takes this measure on a simple suspicion. This may be a mistake.
If you have not committed any offenses, you will have no trouble reactivating your profile.
Qu’what does it mean to have a suspended account? ?
Knowing who is visiting or hacking my Twitter profile is difficult. When an account’s safety is at stake, Twitter suspends it until there is no longer a threat. The social network can also block a user in case of abuse.
When your account is suspended, it is no longer available on the search bar. Tweets are inaccessible, as if the profile did not exist. You can still find it with your username.
Twitter then redirects you to the page indicating that the account is blocked.
If your account is not compliant, you receive a message explaining the problem and the steps to take. Your profile remains inactive while you make the necessary changes.
If this is the very first time you’ve broken a Twitter rule, your account goes into read-only mode. You can’t tweet, retweet or link for 12 hours to 7 days depending on the severity of the offense. During this period, you can’t send private messages either.
Twitter can also block an account to verify ownership. In this case, tweets and retweets are inaccessible, and the number of followers is not displayed. Everything returns to normal after the platform verifies the profile.
A new random management by Elon Musk
Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk’s management is controversial. The American businessman has restored many accounts blocked for violating the rules of the social network. Donald Trump is one of the users that the Tesla owner has allowed to return to the platform, even if the former U.S. president doesn’t see the point of it at the moment.
But the list of “amnestied” also includes many profiles known for having made hateful comments, including anti-Semitic and white supremacist personalities.
Not to mention users who spread false information, including about Covid-19 vaccines.
Elon Musk’s arrival at the head of Twitter has also been marked by many firings, starting with some executives with whom he was in disagreement. The businessman, who wants to be the’apostle of an almost unlimited freedom of expression, has also reduced the number of moderators. This has given free rein to many mistakes on the social network.
On the other hand, this freedom does not apply to everyone, at least not to journalists who criticize him or to people who follow his journeys by jet.
As the sole head of Twitter, Elon Musk relies on polls to run the platform. These are the users who voted for the return of Donald Trump on Twitter. In December 2022, it is still members of the social network who said yes to its departure.