Twitter Warns Users of Viral Birthday Prank Which Locks Your Account
Twitter is warning its users not to change their birthday to 2007 to unlock new colour schemes, as it’s a prank gone viral which will result in your account being locked, for being under the age of 13.
Last night, Twitter explained “We’ve noticed a prank trying to get people to change their Twitter birthday in their profile to 2007 to unlock new color schemes. Please don’t do this. You’ll get locked out for being under 13 years old.”
This morning, Twitter is again reiterating “We’ve noticed a prank trying to get people to change their Twitter birthday in their profile to unlock new color schemes. Please don’t try this. We don’t have different color schemes based on your birthday.”
She read a tweet saying if you put your birthday as 2007 your Twitter will be colorful ???? pic.twitter.com/xOW9kPfC3T
— STAY HIGH (@stay420_high) March 27, 2019
For users who fell victim to this viral prank, they will need to contact Twitter Support to gain access again, which results in uploading a copy of your government-issued ID.
If you change your Twitter account year to 2008, it’ll also allow you to buy Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat (NOT!).