How To Enable Twitter Two-Factor Authentication

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Twitter has added support for third-party two-factor authentication Apps, make it harder for hackers to break in and keep accounts much safer. Previously, you either have to turn on SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) or generate a one-time login code. Now you can use third-party authentication apps like Google Authenticator and Authy.

There are many online services that don’t offer two-factor authentication (2FA) nowadays, but Twitter is very late but on track. Still, it’s better late than never for those of us who want to keep our accounts safe from hackers.

To turn this feature on, Here is how to set it up:

  • Install a two-factor authentication app like Google Authenticator or Authy, and set up your personal account with the service on your phone.
  • Log in to your Twitter account and then navigate to Settings.
  • Under the Security head, check the box that says Verify login requests and type in the verification code you receive via SMS on that page.
  • Next, click the button labeled Setup a code generator app; You will see that a bar code is promoted along with the instructions.
  • Open the two-factor authentication app on your device that you installed earlier and use it to scan the bar code.
  • You’ll now see a six-digit code labeled Twitter in your 2FA app. The next time you try to log into Twitter, you’ll be prompted to enter this code that changes every few seconds. It works even if your phone is offline.

What are your thoughts on Twitter’s two-factor authentication?

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