Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to increase the security of online accounts.
Companies and services like Google, PayPal or Valve are already making use of the feature to provide their users with an additional layer of security. A second code needs to be entered after the usual username and password combination has been accepted to complete the authentication process.
Twitter has been working on adding login verification to its service for some time now. On May 22, 2013, the company started to roll out the feature to all of its users.
Twitter uses a SMS-based system that sends codes to verified phone numbers during the login process. This is different from many other services that use authenticator apps, hardware devices or email to generate codes.
Take a look at the following video to see how the new login verification is activated on Twitter.
Here is how to set it up for your account:
You can authorize third party applications on the applications page that do not support the two-factor authentication scheme yet.
Check out Twitter's instructions on setting up two-factor authentication on the site for additional information.
Two-factor authentication is an important step in improving the overall security of Twitter accounts. What feels a bit strange is that you cannot use Twitter's apps to verify your phone.
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