Two ways to use one Gmail account for more than one Twitter account

Two ways to use one Gmail account for more than one Twitter account

Twitter allows you to have more than one account, but they also make you use a unique email for each of those Twitter accounts.

If you would prefer not to have to remember several different email accounts (and their passwords) for several different Twitter accounts, then all your need is one Gmail account.

There are two techniques you can employ when using the same Gmail account that makes your Gmail email appear unique to Twitter.

Technique #1

Add periods in the address before the @ symbol.

For example, if your Gmail email is iamanexaminer@gmail.com, then you could use all of the following:

  • i.am.an.examiner@gmail.com
  • iam.an.examiner@gmail.com
  • iaman.examiner@gmail.com
  • i.a.m.a.n.examiner@gmail.com
  • iamane.x.a.m.i.n.e.r@gmail.com

to register five different Twitter handles, and Twitter would not return the “Unavailable” error.

All the emails with the periods would go to iamanexaminer@gmail.com, because the Gmail system is designed to ignore the periods in the email address.

Two things to keep in mind when using this technique:

  1. the period cannot be right before the @ symbol
  2. you cannot put two or more periods together

Technique #2

Add the plus symbol and then any string of characters after it and before the @ symbol.

For example, if your Gmail email is iamanexaminer@gmail.com, then you could use all of the following:

  • iamanexaminer+twitter1@gmail.com
  • iamanexaminer+twitter2@gmail.com
  • iamanexaminer+twitter3@gmail.com
  • iamanexaminer+twitter4@gmail.com
  • iamanexaminer+twitter5@gmail.com

All the emails with the plus symbol and strings of characters would go to iamanexaminer@gmail.com, and then you would be able to use Gmail filters to separate the emails from each Twitter account under their own labels.

One thing to keep in mind when using this technique:

  • you don’t need to also use the periods when using the plus symbol and a string of characters

Just FYI: the technique of using the plus symbol along with a string of characters can also come in handy when not in use for Twitter. If you’re forced to sign up for some sight’s newsletter in order to get the freebie or information you want, you can use the technique to add something like +signups to your Gmail address, and then create a filter in your Gmail account to send any junk mail from that site straight to the trash.

Bonus!!!!

If you don’t have a need for several Twitter accounts, and you just need your main account and one other Twitter account, you can use the second variation of your Gmail email that you may not even know exists.

When Google allowed you to register iamanexaminer@gmail.com, they also assigned iamanexaminer@googlemail.com to you, as well.

If you use either of those email addresses, then the emails will go to the same place. There you have it!

Those are the three ways to use one Gmail account to registered several Twitter accounts.

But, don’t limit yourself to Twitter. Facebook also requires you use unique email addresses to have multiple accounts on its network, so try these techniques on Facebook, too. They should work without any issues.

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