Twitter is advising its roughly 330 million users to change their password after a ‘glitch’ left them exposed in the company's internal systems.

There are an estimated 8 million Twitter users in South Africa.

“We have [already] fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post on Friday morning. 

“Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.” 

Twitter explained that the bug left passwords in an internal log "unmasked", meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.

Here’s how to change your Twitter password. The process is the same for both iOS and Android. 

1) Open your Twitter application on your Android or iOS phone.

2) Click on your profile photo in the left-hand corner 

3) In the menu bar, select the ‘settings and privacy’ option. 

4) Select account account option 

5) Select the 'change password' option

6) Enter your original password followed by your new password 

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