Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms that exist to this day. Your Twitter audience grows with time and consistency in its management. After a while, it becomes difficult to manage all the tweets and messages when you have two accounts. Eventually, you will want to merge the accounts to provide a better user experience.
First, you need to know that there is no way to merge two accounts on Twitter. Twitter does not offer the feature of merging two accounts into one or migrating data. It’s impossible to transfer data like tweets or followers from one account to another. Yet there are ways to combine two accounts, and we will discuss its process in this article.
Twitter allows you to have and manage many accounts, unlike other social networks. Even the app offers the possibility to use several accounts simultaneously. The process is quite simple and shouldn’t take your time if you know what you are doing. But many people have trouble merging Twitter accounts and don’t even know where to start.
This article will have all the answers on how to merge two Twitter accounts. Read to the end to have a clue on how it works!
How To Merge Twitter Accounts
There are several reasons why you decide to have many accounts on Twitter. In fact, Twitter allows you to have as many accounts as you want since you can manage all. The remarkable thing about Twitter is that there is no real name requirement. You are good to go if you provide separate emails for each account.
Suppose you owned a personal Twitter account long ago, and now you have just started a new business. In cases like this, opening a new account for the new brand is ideal. So the main question is, how do I combine or merge both accounts? You can achieve that with the methods discussed below.
Method #1: Combining Both Accounts on Your Dashboard
This idea is the Twitter way of handling multiple accounts from a device. The procedure is similar on all devices, including iOS and Android apps and webpages. The logic with this method is that you handle both accounts simultaneously. However, it can be huge if you have a large audience on both accounts.
Here’s how to merge two Twitter accounts by combining both on the dashboard:
- Open your Twitter app; it has a light blue background with an embedded white bird.
- Input the details of the first account and tap on the login button if you’re yet to log in.
- After a successful login, tap on your profile avatar at the top right of the app.
- Tap the arrow facing down and see options to add a new or existing account.
- Click on add an existing account if you have another account to add.
- Otherwise, click on create a new account if you don’t have an existing account.
With these processes, you can merge and manage up to five different accounts on a single device. The only difference in the procedure from the webpage is that your profile avatar is at the bottom right.
Yet, the downside of this procedure is that you have separate followers on all accounts. Also, you get to tweet, reply to messages, retweet, and do all things separately on all accounts.
Method #2: Using Similar I’d and Create Awareness
This idea of this method is practical, and you need to put in the work for it to be a success. So this is creating awareness for your followers from one account to follow you on the other. In addition, you make a similar Twitter handle that looks like a duplicate of the formal account. For example, if the first account is @eliass4all, the second can be @eliass4al or @eliassforall.
This is possible for a new or existing account since Twitter lets you alter your alias anytime. So with a similar handle, you can then tweet about moving to the other account. You can even update your bio with the new handle and ask users to follow you there.
Here’s how to merge Twitter accounts using similar I’d and by creating awareness:
- Open your Twitter app and log in if necessary.
- Click on your profile avatar at the top right corner of the app’s homepage.
- After that, click on Settings and privacy from the options listed.
- On the interface that comes up, click the first option, “Your account.”
- Then click on the “Account information” button.
- Finally, you will see your account info, and click on “username” to edit your handle.
Once you complete this step on the first account, you can then go to tweet it on the other one. For example, the tweet can be “Follow us at @eliass4all and benefit from our news and expert knowledge.” You can even send it as a direct message to your followers or update it on your bio to inform others.
Since Twitter does not let you merge two accounts directly, you can go about it this way. These methods can help you access both accounts simultaneously and gain an audience. Thus, for now, the two ways explained will help you manage two accounts at a time if you don’t want to delete any.