Twitter Tip: Create Multiple Twitter Accounts With the Same Email Address 16


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Have you ever tried to signup for a second Twitter account using an email address that has already been used?  Unfortunately, Twitter tries to tell you that your email is already registered.  Many GroupTweet users run into this problem when trying to register their new Group Twitter Account.  Don’t worry the solution is easy.  The only thing you need is a Gmail address.

All you need to do is to enter “+something” AFTER your Gmail username and BEFORE the “@gmail.com.”  Gmail allows you to use “+” signs to create email aliases.  Gmail just ignores anything after the “+” sign and delivers the email directly to your normal Gmail account.  See the picture below:

In this case, I’ve simply added “+grouptweet” to my email and now Twitter says my email is ok!  In this example, Twitter emails sent to craft.ryan+grouptweet[at]gmail.com will be sent just like normal to my everyday gmail account, craft.ryan[at]gmail.com.

Simple as that!

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Hi, I'm , Co-Founder of GroupTweet.com. GroupTweet allows you to add multiple contributors to a single Twitter account - creating a seamless group Twitter experience. Want to learn more? Click here for some examples or reach out via Twitter, you can find me @craft_ryan

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  • http://lakeside.com.np/ Lakeside Techies

    Cool one… it worked like a breeze ;)

    Thanks a ton

  • http://twitter.com/AnantaAnalytics Ananta Analytics

    Very simple solution to a complex problem! 
    Ryan all luck to you 

  • Sourabh Bajaj

    One more simple solution to this problem is to put an extra dot(.) in your gmail address. Gmail also ignores dots. so it considers example@gmail.com, ex.ample@gmail.com,exa.mple@gmail.com etc same.

    • http://www.GroupTweet.com Ryan

      Yep, that works too! The one advantage you get by using the + sign is that you can then create filters in your gmail based on the +something you entered in various email forms.

  • Keith

    Would it work for Yahoo Mail? Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.GroupTweet.com Ryan Craft

      No, Yahoo mail doesn’t support this functionality. If you don’t already have a Gmail account, this is a great excuse to sign up for one. They are free :) .

  • Kristen P

    Will this work if you need to create a higher number of accounts, like about 50?

    • http://www.GroupTweet.com Ryan Craft

      Yep, there’s no limit. I have 100+ accounts linked to the same email using this method. If you have that many though, an easier method is to simply add a bunch of periods (.) scattered through your email address. Gmail actually ignores periods.

      The reason I recommend the “+alias” method is that it allows you to easily create gmail filters based on that phrase. But if you don’t create filters, I would just add periods.

  • rima

    Hello, does this work for Hotmail?

    • http://www.GroupTweet.com Ryan Craft

      No, it just works for Gmail. One of the many reasons to sign up for a Gmail account! :)

  • http://www.HenryStradford.com/ Henry Stradford

    Cool! Thanks.

  • Xalmey

    I tried the Plus sign but it didn’t workout for me, luckily placing a dot in mid of my username did the trick. Thanks for the Tip :)

  • http://bigideacash.com/#sthash.bdKxnfWp.dpbs Dan Walter

    doesn’t work at all for me

  • http://internetwarz.com/ Vipul Behl

    Really nice trick, worked for me

  • http://www.GroupTweet.com/ Ryan from GroupTweet

    Just login to Twitter.com with your username for each different account. Not your email address.