How to Setup Multiple Twitter Accounts
with One Email Address
Have you ever tried to signup for a second Twitter account using an email address that
has already been used?
Twitter only allows you to have one account per unique email address.
There is a way around this and I will show you how. The only thing you need is a Gmail
Gmail has a nice feature where you can create aliases.
An alias is where you add “+something” after your Gmail username and before the
My Gmail address is – matthewtommasi[at]gmail.com and for this guide I am going to
create the following alias,
You can have as many aliases as you want per Gmail username
Aliases can be as short as one character long after the + symbol, eg
Before we move onto Twitter, we need to do two things with your Gmail account,
1. Create a label
2. Create a filter
Create a Label
Login to your Gmail account and next to the search field in Gmail click on the create a
In the To field, enter your Gmail username + alias, then click <Next Step>,
Check the option Apply the label, then select New label,
Enter a new label name, then click <OK>,
Create a Filter
Click on <Create Filter>,
Your filter has now been created and any incoming mail to that address will also have
that label applied to it,
Done! Your Gmail alias has now been setup.
Now send a test email (from yourself) to your newly created alias to see if it works,
Successfully received and the new label is also visible,
Head over to Twitter and signup for a new account.
In the email field enter your newly created Gmail alias, then click <Create My Account>,
You have just created a new Twitter account using Gmail aliases,
Just repeat the above steps if you want to add multiple Twitter accounts to your primary
Gmail account.. by using Gmail aliases.
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