A viral prank trying to get people to change their Twitter birthdays to 2007 is getting users locked out of the platform for being under 13. The prank tweets tell users that changing the Twitter birthdays on their profiles will do everything from unlocking new color schemes, getting them admin privileges, or even a verified check. It gives me great pain to have to narc on a solid prank, but this won’t actually happen.
It’s become big enough of an issue that Twitter Support has issued a PSA alerting users to the prank.
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
Those unfortunate enough to have fallen for the prank can contact Twitter Support and get their accounts back by uploading a copy of their government-issued ID.
On a completely unrelated note, changing your Twitter birthday to 2008 will let you edit your tweets, so you should totally try that out now.