Twitter has warned its users to not to become a victim of the latest prank that has ended up people getting locked out of their accounts.
A new rumor has spread through the microblogging platform saying that the users who change their year of birth to 2007 would unlock a new color scheme in the Twitter app.
If you change your birthday to 2007, you get all the old nostalgic twitter looks. It’s actually fire
— Flash Johnny (@ThereJohnnyGo) March 26, 2019
damn changing your birth year to 2007 makes your twitter feed all colourful we been missin out
— 44 (@s_rxii) March 25, 2019
However, changing our year of birth would result in getting locked out of Twitter account. This is because Twitter has an age restriction where users below the age of 13 will not be able to use the platform and by changing your birth year to 2007 you will be claiming that you are 12.
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
While a new color scheme does not seem very exciting, the prospect of getting access to an exclusive feature has had enough users locked out for Twitter to issue a warning.
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.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 26, 2019
Users who have fallen victim to this prank can check an email from Twitter Support, which will have instructions on how to access your account again.
Meanwhile, Twitter is testing a new feature: a “subscribe to conversation” buttons that would let users follow a thread without being involved in it in any way.
Twitter user and software engineer Jane Manchun Wong found out about the feature in the Android version of the app. In response to her Tweet, the microblogging site said this is an attempt to make the platform more conversational. The feature comes as a part of the flood of changes Twitter has been introducing to its platform.