Twitter has finally introduced a form of two-step authentication in order strengthen the security of Twitter users.
Microsoft, Google and Facebook already allow two-step verification as an option.
To enable two-factor authentication on your accounts you need to register a verified mobile number and a confirmed email address.
Once activated, you will be required to input a six-digit code sent via text message (SMS) to the number registered to your account along with their password each time they sign in to Twitter.
If you need to sign in to your Twitter account on other devices or apps, you will need to visit your applications page to generate a temporary password to log in and authorize that application.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification on Twitter
- Sign in to your Twitter account on the web.
- From the drop-down menu, click Settings.
- Select Require a verification code when I sign in.
- If you do not already have mobile number added to your account, you will first need to add it. Click on add a phone and follow the prompts.
- After you enroll in login verification, you will be asked to enter a six-digit code that you get on your phone via SMS each time you sign in to Twitter.
Many users in India are unable to use the two step verification, since it currently supports only three carriers – Airtel, Tata Docomo and Reliance.