How to Unlock Twitter Account without Phone Number

Getting locked out of Twitter has become a common phenomenon.

With any suspicious activity, Twitter immediately resorts to locking your Twitter account and asking for the OTP sent to your phone number.

Otherwise, Twitter may ask you to verify your phone number before you connect.

Now, there are several scenarios when you don’t use the same number or don’t own the same number anymore. In such a case, you need to unlock the Twitter account without a phone number. Also, there are times when you have never added a phone number, and now, you don’t have a phone to unlock the Twitter account.

If you’ve been facing any of the issues mentioned above, then this article will solve all your problems. In this article, we will list some of the alternative ways to unlock a Twitter account without a phone number.

Follow Email Instructions to Unlock Twitter Account:

When Twitter gives you an option to unlock the account using a phone number, you may/may not get an option to verify using email. If you see an option to recover your account using an email, you can choose that and proceed.

If there’s no other option to recover the account using email, you would have still received an email from Twitter. Please check your email account inbox/spam/junk folder for an email from Twitter.

Follow the instructions mentioned in the email to unlock your Twitter account.

Verify using Google Voice Number:

Twitter has banned many sites that let you create free numbers and bypass Twitter verification to work on their site. However, thanks to Google’s reputation and authenticity, the Google voice number can be used for Twitter verification. To use a Google voice number, you do not need a real phone or number. You can simply generate a number and log in to your Twitter account.

Here are the steps to use Google Voice number:

  • Login to your Gmail account and go to Google Voice. Google will take you to a new screen where you can sign up and generate a free number.
  • You can either select a new number or use your existing mobile number.
  • Select a phone, so Google can call you and confirm. Once confirmed, Google will allow you to select a new local number.
  • Select a number and enter it on Twitter.
  • Google Voice will send you a verification number on your Gmail that you can enter for Twitter verification.

Contact Twitter Support:

If the above solutions don’t work for you, then contacting Twitter is the best strategy forward. Twitter support will help you understand why you are unable to login with your account and help you log in after asking for more details.

You can also submit a ticket with Twitter for a quick response.

Final Words:

Unlocking your Twitter account can be both tricky and panicky when you don’t have a phone number to log in. The Google voice number works well on Twitter and should help you easily log in to your Twitter account. Make sure to search your emails before you go through all the effort.

Originally published at on March 9, 2020.

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