How to change your Steem Recovery Account with SteemWorld or SteemPeak

I've been asked a few times about this lately, this is one of the easiest ways for people to change their account recovery partner away from steem which is currently non responsive, and generally not the most trusted right now.

Go to For example my #palnet tribe account at

  • On the left hand side, select Account Details
  • On the right select Change Recovery Account


You'll be prompted for the username of your new recovery partner. Make sure it's someone you can trust to respond to your request within 30 days. This person needs to be able to be certain its you, discuss how you will contact and positively identify each other.


You will need your OWNER key to authorise this transaction. Currently only direct key entry, and steemconnect are available for this (no steem-keychain yet).


Hit OK and you're done! You'll see the recovery partner change request appear on the blockchain immediately, but the change will not take effect for 30 days from submission.

Alternative Method : Steempeak!

Steempeak now also has a brand-new very user friendly account recovery tools. I didn't realise when I started this post, but I may as well show both options now :)

You can access account recovery tools by going to your profile, and clicking "actions" in the header : image.png Then click "Keys & Recovery" and the "Account Recovery" tab image.png And enter your new recovery account, and your owner key image.png

The change will be submitted, and take effect 30 days later.

More info about account recoveries

Thankyou @steemchiller for this tool, you get 50% of the payout of this post.

Update: Recoveries at steemit inc were fixed today (11/03/2020)- I would still recommend people take control of their own account recovery.

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  • @amico

    @tipu curate Thanks for the useful how to! 🙏

  • @valued-customer

    Thank you very much for this, in particular, and for all your hard work to implement voluntary society. Few of us plebs realize the debt we owe you.


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  • @sathyasankar

    Thanks for this update. I think it would be a nice idea to create a Claimed account and set that account as recovery account. Because we need to consider people who like to remain anonymous.

  • @russia-btc

    Excellent thank you. As I understand it, a trustee will not be able to steal Steem, the main thing is that he be in touch for 30 days - right? If people trust you, can they choose you?

  • @jacobpeacock

    @ausbitbank should this be done for accounts who have the @steem account listed as their recovery account?

  • @pixelfan

    Next tut is about how to create an account with the same tool... I don't think Sunny-boy is admitting new users right now 😉

  • @himalayannomad

    Now, one can also do it directly via @steempeak. It's one of their newly introduced features.

  • @sanjeevm

    Make sure it's someone you can trust to respond to your request within 30 days

    That's the most difficult part :) Using a Claimed account may be another option.

  • @osavi

    Why should I change the recovery account? Could you give me some reason for such a move?

  • @themarkymark

    If you want to do it without SteemWorld, I wrote a post a while ago on how to do it via CLI.

  • @foodiesunite

    In the process of switching all our accounts and moving the specific accounts from the Steem account as the recovery account. Didn't know about Steemworld's ability as well. That's awesome. Thanks for pointing it out. We are the recovery for many of the accounts that we've helped on-board already, so they are safe.

  • @bigtakosensei


  • @tobetada

    thanks for the post! I am still a bit unsure about this: so in case my account gets hacked, there is a recovery account (default is @steem) that will help me gain access to my account again (does this happen by sending me new passwords)?

    And would it make sense if I were to set up an alt account (which I made myself) as my recovery account?

  • @nikolina

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  • @shmoogleosukami

    That's all good and all but I don't have any trusted friends on steem. :(

  • @vikisecrets

    cool, that @steempeak has now also implemented this feature :)

  • @flemingfarm

    Just did this for my wife and I this morning. Super easy through SteemWorld. Everyone needs to change if Steemit is still set as their recovery.

    I like the idea of a new account that can be used as the recovery account. Then the keys can just be locked up and the account only accessed when needed for the recovery. I am going to do it but I just set ours so have to wait before I can, I presume.

  • @trafficinsider

    It's always good to know various options for recovering keys and passwords.

  • @abitcoinskeptic

    Thabks for the mentions...

    If Steemit isn't making accounts now, they probably aren't recovering them either. So if recovery account = steem , change now!

  • @saffisara

    Thank you very much for sharing this 😉👍 Great info and good to know.

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  • @chesatochi

    From a security standpoint! Do you believe is mandatory to change the recovery password at this stage from Steemit to Steemworld or Steempeak?

  • @joythewanderer


  • @bomex

    Good information about success... Thank for sharing..

  • @polad


  • @gabrielatravels

    This also doesn't work for me using any of the two methods. And it doesn't work trying to reveal my private owner key and copy-paste it again, I only see it being made out of points even after I click to reveal or reload the page...

  • @overkillcoin

    I keep getting this error :) image.png

  • @avare

    Thank you for information $trdo

  • @builderofcastles

    Do i have a recovery account? When i signed up, there wasn't even a whisper of such a thing.

    i was told, here is you key, right it down, copy it, make sure to keep it safe because there is no recovery.

    So, was steemit always a recovery account?

  • @nitin21

    Thank you

  • @teeeddy

    Thanks for your upload It's very useful

  • @cerati

    i just did a spanish translation of this post thanks a lot for the information @ausbitbank

  • @kus-knee

    Thanks for the great advice and article. Not sure who to select as the recovery account. Can this be individuals? Would @blocktrades be an option for example?

  • @tonytrillions

    !giphy witty

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  • @polad

    Excellent work

  • @geekgirl

    Are the transactions signed on the user's browser when using steemworld or steempeak? or the owner key sent to their servers and executed there?

  • @dain432

    good info!

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  • @polad