PSA Dont Change Your Twitter Birthday To 2007

first_img Changing your birthday on Twitter won’t unlock new color schemes, but it may shut you out of the social network.A viral prank urging people to adjust their birth year to 2007 in exchange for a more colorful timeline is making the rounds this week. Stay on target Wtf this is sick — feez (@stirflyy) March 25, 2019 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, 2019In the wake of various “dark mode” rollouts (which reverse a color scheme from light to dark, for improved readability and battery life), a trick to jazz up Twitter seems entirely plausible.Not, though, when it comes from dodgy, unverified accounts with no evidence of their claims; maybe next time wait for photographic proof or a confirmed link.Rumormonger @s_rxii had no intention of brightening anyone’s social network.“Natural selection working [its] magic,” they wrote on Monday, after admitting to losing followers.The ones who stayed, however, helped perpetuate the gag, posting doctored photos of multicolored timelines and retweeting the lark with faux excitement. omg thank you wth, this colourful mode>>>>— ً (@mxzdm) March 25, 2019Not everyone fell for the gimmick. Those who did, however, can follow the instructions Twitter sent to their email after the change was made. Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterTwitter Tests Subscribe-to-Replies Feature If your account was locked after changing your Twitter birthday to 2007, please follow the instructions that were sent after the change was made to your account.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 26, 2019The network last year began automatically shuttering accounts of folks identified as being under the age of 13—a response to the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law that went into effect in May. damn changing your birth year to 2007 makes your twitter feed all colourful we been missin out— 44 (@s_rxii) March 25, 2019The hoax has been retweeted and liked tens of thousands of times, spreading lies across the Internet.Twitter’s Terms of Service require that “you must be at least 13 years old” to use the platform. And in 2019, anyone born in 2007 could be no older than 12. bit late for some people don’t u think? https://t.co/ZqeXGOEpza— 44 (@s_rxii) March 26, 2019More on Geek.com:YouTube Cracks Down on Dangerous Challenges, PranksNew Twitter Camera Makes Capturing Breaking News EasierChrome Extension Turns Political Tweets Into Official Messages to Congresslast_img read more