I deleted my Twitter account, and now I can't create a new one with the same email address!

How do I get a new Twitter account with the same email address?

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I ran into this recently, and I thought this would be a good question to answer here.

One way that worked for me was to create an new twitter account with a different email address, and then once that account was active I changed the email address on the account back to the old email address.

Useful tip for me.


You can't. Twitter's support page explicitly states this:

If you wish to use your username or email address with a future account, be sure to change them in your Settings page before you deactivate your account.

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    Yes, I (foolishly) explicitly ignored that advice. Fortunately I found a work around. Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 20:58
  • This isn't true anymore after five years. Today (2015) I have failed on creating new Twitter account using previously used e-mail, even though I changed it prior to old account deactivation, exactly as instructed in mentioned text.
    – trejder
    Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 8:56
  • What was your workaround, @JohnWeldon? —Oh, it appears you added your workaround as a separate answer. Thanks.
    – 2540625
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 4:29

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