Twitter is going to make big changes in your account from March 20, change this setting today itself
New Delhi : Twitter announced in February that SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) would be limited to Twitter Blue subscribers starting March 20. If you haven’t updated the security settings on your Twitter account yet, now is the time to do so.
Last month, the Elon Musk-owned platform announced that accessing SMS-based 2FA would require users to subscribe to Twitter Blue, which costs $8 a month. Users who already have the 2FA feature enabled will need to either subscribe to Twitter Blue or deactivate it to retain SMS-based 2FA.
How to change 2FA settings?
- It is an easy and quick process, which will hardly take a few minutes.
- Users need to go to the Settings page of their Twitter app or desktop site.
- There choose the option of Security and account access.
- After that go to Security option and follow the steps to reach 2FA page.
- Other third party apps like Duo Mobile and Authy may also come in handy. Users need to follow the instructions to download them and link it to their Twitter account.
What happens if you don’t change the setting before March 20?
If you fail to update the settings by March 20, your account will not be disabled, but your account will no longer be secure once Twitter 2FA is removed. You will be able to access the account normally. However, now your account will not be more secure than before.
Why is 2FA important?
2FA is an added privacy feature that makes sure your Twitter account doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. 2FA requires you to verify your identity with a password and a code that is sent to your smartphone via text message. Even if someone knows your password, they won’t be able to access your account.