Twitter is alerting its users not to succumb to the current viral trick flowing on the platform, stating it’ll get you locked out of your account.
The scam, which appears to have actually started making the rounds on Monday, guarantees to make users’ feeds more “colourful” if they alter the birth year in their profile to 2007. An early tweet on the technique has actually been retweeted more than 13,000 times, however the only color modification related to this technique is the user’s face reddening.
Twitter guidelines forbid individuals under the age of 13 from having an account on the platform. And seeing how this is 2019, if you alter your birth year to 2007, that would make you 12. That gets you locked out of your account, Twitter cautioned Tuesday in a tweet from its assistance channel.
“We’ve noticed a prank trying to get people to change their Twitter birthday in their profile to 2007 to unlock new color schemes,” Twitter stated in its tweet. “Please don’t do this. You’ll get locked out for being under 13 years old.”
The user age issue flared up last year when Twitter beganof users who identified themselves as being under the age of 13, in response to the General Data Protection Regulation, a sweeping European Union internet privacy law that went into effect in May.
Users who have actually lost access to their account can appeal by visiting and following the triggers for inputting an inaccurate birthday, a Twitter agent stated. They can likewise complete this form, and the Twitter group will help them, the representative stated.