You’ll be prompted to enter your current password, your new password and to verify your new password. Click the blue “Change” button once you’ve filled in all the fields. If you’ve forgotten your password, click the “Forgot your password?” link to have your password reset.
Twitter advises you to be tricky when choosing a new password. It recommends that your password should be at least 6 characters long and preferably not a common name or a word you would find in the dictionary.
Ideally your password should contain a mix of upper and lower case alpha-numeric characters. When you type your new password, Twitter will advise you whether the password you’ve chosen is “Weak”, “Good” or “Strong”. Obviously, strong is best.
Finally, if you use third-party applications to access your Twitter account, you may need to re-authenticate — or login again using your new password — in order for these applications to work. It’s a small price to pay for the increased security of your account.
Change is Good
Although this tip involves changing your Twitter password, it’s not a bad idea to change the passwords of your other social media accounts from time to time. Hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated in their approach, like using status updates from one social network to determine the password of a completely different account. Decrease the likelihood of having your accounts hacked and change your passwords today!