Posted on May 25th, 2013 at 3:23 am by Hannah
Last month, we reported that Twitter was stepping up their game to put new security measures in place.
As expected, Twitter took the two-factor authentication approach with their new login verification feature. The feature, which is optional, can be set up on the account settings page. You need to add your phone number to the account, after which Twitter will always send a six-digit verification code to that phone that you will be required to enter every time you try to sign into your Twitter account. You may turn off login verification anytime, but as long as it is on, you won’t be able to sign in on any computer without your phone on hand.
For those that access Twitter via an app on their phone, Twitter warns that it may not work with some cell phone providers because the current release of login verification “is built on top of Twitter via SMS, so we need to be able to send a text to your phone before you can enroll in login verification.”