A new prank on Twitter is locking people out of their accounts. The trick involves people changing their birth year to 2007 “to unlock new colour schemes”.
Posts advertising the prank have thousands of retweets.
damn changing your birth year to 2007 makes your twitter feed all colourful we been missin out
— 44 (@s_rxii) March 25, 2019
Since its cb season I’m going to be nice to antis. to prove my good intentions I’m going to tell you a secret, if you change your twitter age to 2007 you can get a rainbow mode. Fellow armys please be nice & don’t do it or the glitch will be gone, be considerated.
— 𝔇𝔯𝔢𝔞♚⚕ (@buteracypher) March 25, 2019
Twitter warned its users about the prank on Tuesday. It said that changing their birth year to 2007 would make them lose access to their accounts for being under 13 years old, as per the social media platform’s age restriction.
If you’re one of the people who fell for the prank, Twitter has asked users to follow the instructions sent to their email to get access to their account back.