We are often asked how to reactivate a suspended Twitter account, in fact it’s one of the most popular admin questions we see. Twitter accounts can be suspended for a number of reasons that break the Twitter rules.
Notice getting back a suspended twitter account is totally different from restoring a disabled twitter account that was done voluntarily.
The Twitter rules include:
- Impersonation of another
- Trademark infringements
- Publishing other people’s confidential information
- Violence and threats
- Copyright issues
- Unlawful use
- Spam and abuse
The rules are simple, as is the penalty for breaking them.
Reactivate a Suspended Twitter Account
If your Twitter account has been suspended, you will need to remove any offending material from your timeline and assure Twitter that you won’t do it again. There is an appeals process you will have to follow in order for you to reactivate a suspended Twitter account.
Reactivate a Deleted Twitter Account
If you deleted your Twitter account and want to reinstate it, time is the most important issue. If you close your account, it sits in hibernation for 30 days in case you change your mind. After that it is deleted and the username and email is made available again.
People delete their accounts for a number of reasons including, ragequitting, fear, boredom, drunkenness, or they simply don’t want to use the platform any more. Whatever the reasons, many people soon change their mind.
However, there are exceptions where the accounts have been reactivated weeks later, sometimes up to 6 months. Twitter’s housekeeping doesn’t always wipe everything right away, it is possible to request a deleted account be reactivated up to those 6 months.
- Email email@example.com from your Twitter email address
- Include all your account details in the mail
- Title it “restore my deleted account”
- Ask Twitter very nicely to restore the account
You can also complete a support request form asking the same thing from here.
Reactivating a deleted Twitter account isn’t an exact science. It isn’t always possible as the automated housekeeping system may clean up quicker than the stated time. In this case, you have no option but to register for a new one.
It’s also worth noting that reactivating a suspended Twitter account due to breaking the Twitter rules is not possible. Twitter states that they will not restore suspended Twitter accounts if they have been used in a manner in which they deem unsuitable.