Whatever you do, don’t change your birthday on Twitter to 2007. Of all the things to tweet about, some Twitter users chose to post about how you’ll get cool features, new color schemes, and even cash if you change your Twitter birthday to 2007.
As to how these posts got a lot of retweets, one can only guess. This prank has gone viral, and it’s having an impact on Twitter users the world over. Twitter advised against doing what it says as the social media site doesn’t have color schemes based on birthdays.
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.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 27, 2019
So what really happens?
When you change your birthday to 2007, you will get locked out from your account for being only 12 years old.
Several Twitter users can attest to this as you need to be at least 13 years old to have a Twitter account.
Note to self, don’t accidentally change your birthday on @twitter. pic.twitter.com/cv1RNMbR7V
— Stephen Ellis (@RexManning) March 26, 2019
How am I that dumb that I actually did what a tweet said that if you change your birthday to 2007 it makes your account colourful, it doesn’t it locks you out😤😤😤😤
— 🦋Katie Holmes (@katieeholmesx) March 26, 2019
SOMEONE ON TWITTER SAID IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BIRTHDAY TO 2007 it changes your back ground to rainbow and I’m like OK TIGHT I’m trynna see and I change it And TWITTER LOCKS MY ACCOUNT IM HURT WHY WOULD ONE SOMEONE DO THIS TO ME IM DISTRAUGHT
— ty (@tyllerhall) March 26, 2019
If you too fell for the prank, there’s no need to worry. Twitter says that you can get your account back if you contact Twitter support and tell them that your birth year is actually 2008. Just kidding! Contact Twitter support, and give them a copy of your government-issued ID. Twitter will reinstate your account after that.