Thursday, August 20, 2009

Use One Email Address with Multiple Twitter Accounts

Use One Email Address with Multiple Twitter Accounts: "

I have two accounts on Twitter - the @labnol handle that I use for writing personal tweets and the other account is @labnolfeed that some people use to follow this blog on Twitter.

If you are like me and have multiple accounts on Twitter, you are probably aware of the fact that you cannot associate the same email address with multiple Twitter accounts. Try that and Twitter will throw up an error saying - "Email has already been taken".

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There’s however a simple workaround that will let you use the same email address with all your Twitter handles - the only condition is that you should be using a Gmail or Google Apps email address.

In Gmail, you can add a dot (.) anywhere in the username and all emails marked to that new address will still reach your own Inbox. For instance, if your original email address is, any emails sent to or will safely reach you as Gmail will automatically ignore the periods in the username.

And that’s what you can use to trick Twitter.

Twitter will consider hello@gmail and he.llo@gmail as two separate and valid email addresses even though they point to the same Gmail Inbox.

Another Workaround

When you open an account in Gmail, you automatically get another valid email address that uses the domain.

So if you only have two handles on twitter, you can use the address with one handle and the address with the second handle.

Check the Twitter guide for more tricks.

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