Recently I decided to split my Twitter feeds into personal and business so it would be easier to read technical tweets separate and distinct from the personal Twitter feeds I wanted to follow. So I decided to keep the first account for my personal account since my friends will already know how to find me and then open a new account for getting technical provider tweet updates and various other technical blogs Twitter feeds. So this left me with a minor issue which was my cell phone was configured already for my personal Twitter account though I needed to use it for my new account. I will be using the new account to get text messages for immediate notification if one of the providers I use is having some sort of outage.

You are only allowed to have a phone number, in this case my cell phone, configured for one Twitter account. So to accomplish my goal of splitting out the technical tweets from the personal tweets I needed to move my cell phone over to the new account. Follow the below instructions to move your mobile phone number from one Twitter account to another Twitter account.

  1. Login To Original Twitter Account:First login to your original Twitter account where the cell phone number is currently configured.
  2. Open Devices Settings: Now click Settings in the top right navigation bar and then select the Devices tab which will look like the below image.

    Twitter Devices Settings

  3. Remove Mobile Phone: To remove the cell phone number from this Twitter account simply click the “Delete and start over” button located at the bottom of the devices page.
  4. Login To New Twitter Account:Now logout of the first Twitter account and login to the new account you have created.
  5. Open Devices Settings: Now click Settings in the top right navigation bar and then select the Devices tab.
  6. Add New Device: Now type in the mobile number but make sure to add a +1 before the area code so if your mobile number is 502-123-1234 you would add +15021231234 into the box and then click save.
  7. Verify Mobile Number: A message will be displayed on the screen asking for you to text a certain alpha numeric code to Twitter at 40404. Once you do this your cell phone number will now be attached to the new Twitter account.

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9 Responses to “Remove Your Cell Phone Device From Your Twitter Account And Add The Number to a New Twitter Account”
  1. farbige kontaktlinsen says:

    Thanks for sharing this, it will really improve my use of twitter.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello farbige kontaktlinsen,

    Sure thing. Glad it helps out.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  2. Eric Darby says:

    A devices page does not exist in my profile! I don’t understand. Where is it? Thanks for any help!

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Eric,

    They have modified the Twitter site a bit. Now instead of Devices the link is called Mobile. You modify the devices following the information under the Mobile tab. So click on Settings in the top right navigation on the Twitter page. Then click the third tab over called mobile and read the instructions there to modify how your mobile device will interact with Twitter.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  3. victoria says:

    on the mobile settings, i cant seem to turn off the sleep mode, it wont let me save. There is also no “delete and start over” button. Can you tell me how to fix it? thanks!

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    alex Reply:

    Hello victoria,

    I am not even sure where sleep mode is to tell you the truth. Could you include direction on where Sleep Mode is configured? Also if you have any other information such as errors when attempting to save or screenshots of the problem you are having they may assist in us helping resolve the issue. I only use Twitter on a limited basis but I am willing to try and help if you can provide as many details as possible.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  4. artiecab says:

    I would like to delete Twitter altogether from my cell phone and the directions I got online are supposed to be easy and they are really screwed up. Any one know how to do it easier than what I tried online? I followed directions but the fields didn’t show up when I clicked on what they said to click on. I have ATT so maybe they can do it for me. They also said that it takes 30 days and Google NEVER eliminates the Twitter address. Unbelievable!

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    alex Reply:

    Hello artiecab,

    It should be as easy as removing the application that display your twitter feed on your cell phone. If that does not work you might try taking your cell phone to an ATT Wireless store to see if they can assist.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  5. wildchild says:

    when someone gets a new account or redownloads their twitter application on their phone they have the option to import contacts to find other accounts that are attached to the numbers in their phone.
    please tell me how my account can stop showing up in the accounts. I don’t want the people who have my number to find my anonymous twitter account because my “friends” are sneaky and will figure it out. please tell me how I can completely remove any traceable information from my account. the above article doesn’t help because it says I don’t have a number attached but it continues to show up when others import their contacts. please reply as soon as possible. sorry for the length haha.

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