Twitter has become one of most popular microblogging services. You can use it through its website in your web browser, through smartphone apps and through SMS (text messages). For using Twitter through your text messages, you need to add your mobile number to your Twitter account. But if later you lose your mobile phone or change your mobile phone number, then you would have to remove the phone number from your Twitter account before you can add a new one. Here is how you can remove your mobile phone number from your Twitter account:
- Logon to your Twitter account in your web browser.
- Go to the Twitter’s settings section by clicking on the gear like icon and selecting Settings. Alternatively, you can directly visit the https://twitter.com/settings/account page in your web browser to open your Twitter account settings.
- Select the Mobile section from the left-side list. You would see your mobile phone number that you have added to your Twitter account. There are also various other settings related to your mobile phone usage through Twitter. Scroll down at the bottom and click on the link Delete my phone as shown in the picture below:
This would immediately remove your mobile phone number from your Twitter account. After this you can choose not to add a new phone number or you can add another phone number to start using it for your Twitter account. If you remove phone number from the Twitter account, then you will not be able to use the two step login verification feature for secure login in Twitter.
It doesn’t “immediately” remove the phone. I don’t know how long it might take, or even if it ever really frees the number. At any rate, an hour later I still get the message that the phone is connected and because I stupidly put in a different number I won’t be able to use that one either. The sensible thing would be for Twitter NOT to demand a phone at all. Not everyone has a mobile phone or can afford one – it’s a form of discrimination by income, and I find it not only frustrating but disgusting.
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