Twitter is one of the social media sites that advises users to setup two-factor authentication for their accounts in order to increase security. However, Twitter recently made the unexpected announcement that text message-based 2FA will become a premium feature and would only be accessible to Twitter Blue subscribers.
Hence, 2FA will be turned off or erased from the accounts of any Twitter users who do not pay the $8 monthly Blue subscription fee but have enabled text- or SMS-based 2FA before the end of March.
But, you may still add 2FA to your Twitter account using app-based 2FA like Google Authenticator, Duo, Authy, etc. if you don’t want to pay for the premium service.
We’ll teach you how to quickly and easily implement two-factor authentication, or 2FA, on your Twitter account in this step-by-step tutorial.
How to quickly and easily enable 2FA on Twitter
Step 1: Open the Twitter application on your smartphone or log in to the platform’s website.
Step 2: When the app opens, go to the “Settings and privacy” option from the “Settings and Support” dropdown menu.
Step 3: In there, select “Security and account access” and then select the “Security” option.
Step 4: After that, select “Two-factor authentication” and check the mark next to the “Authentication app.”
Step 5: Then, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.