Are you a social media strategist needing multiple Twitter accounts for different clients? Or maybe an ordinary person who works nine to five in a corporate job tweeting about your company, but after five, the regular human inside you comes alive wanting to breathe. And of course, that inside human can’t live in the same account as your company.
This is where the need for setting up and managing multiple Twitter accounts arises. To save yourself from the embarrassment of posting a personal tweet on your business account or vice versa, Twitter came out with its update in May of 2013, making it easier and less overwhelming to manage multiple Twitter accounts from the same phone or PC.
We will be walking you through the whole process of setting up and managing multiple accounts with an easy step-by-step guide.
Creating Multiple Twitter Accounts
A different username is necessary when making multiple accounts, but the same email can be used for all of them. A simple trick to different usernames would be to add a character such as an “_” or “.” between the names. You can also use different emails if you prefer. What you need is different accounts whichever way you like.
You can create multiple Twitter accounts using the website or through the iOS or the android twitter app. The iOS app needs you to change your iPhone settings, while for Android devices, the additional accounts are added in the app only.
Twitter Setup on your Phone
For setting up an account on your phone, you need to open your Twitter app and tap on your profile icon. Next, you will see a small down arrow or an ellipsis icon depending on whether you have an iOS or Android device. You will have an option to link an existing Twitter account there or create a new one. You can choose the option according to your situation, i.e. if you already have an account or you need to create one.
When making an account on the phone, you have a bonus of syncing your contacts with Twitter, helping you find friends on the platform.
Twitter Setup on your PC
You need to first open the Twitter.com website and signup. Next, you will add your username and Gmail or phone number. By clicking on next, you will be taken to the confirmation, and after verifying, you can create a password, add a profile photo and fill in your bio.
You will have an option of changing your profile picture or display name using both your phone and PC.
Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts
Once your accounts have been set up, you need to find out how to manage them all at the same time.
Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts on Mobile
As compared to the web, switching twitter accounts on mobile phones is easier. After opening the app, you have to sign in to any one of your accounts. Next, tap your profile icon and click on the down arrow or the ellipsis, depending on your device.
Select the “Add an existing account” option and link your other accounts to your phone. After this step, you will see multiple accounts listed in your apps, and you can switch between them with a click whenever you want to.
Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts on PC
Using multiple Twitter accounts on the web is a bit of a hassle since you can’t use them all in the same browser. You have to open different accounts on different browsers and switch back and forth between them. Another option would be to go on incognito mode in chrome and use different accounts simultaneously.
Having multiple Twitter accounts has a lot of perks if you manage them properly. In this way, you can have different accounts for showcasing different sides of your personality or different aspects of your life, like a personal account and a professional one or maybe one for yourself and one for your brand.
It all depends on your circumstances, your field of work, and your ability to multitask. All in all, this is an excellent option for everyone.
Here is a step by step guide to setting up and managing multiple Twitter accounts on your phones and PC. Check out how to do it here!