TechnologyUsers To Pay For Text-message Authentication On Twitter

Users To Pay For Text-message Authentication On Twitter


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In a move to reduce cost of running business, Twitter is set to charge users, especially non-subscribers for text-message two-factor authentication (2FA), starting towards end of the first quarter of the year.

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Text-message authentication allows users to use other means to identify ownership of an account when there is a suspicious attempt on the said account.

As per BBC report, by double-checking the identity of the person logging in, 2FA lets users to add an extra layer of security to their online accounts, beyond passwords.


Emphatically, common methods include texting users a code or using an authenticator app.

But on Saturday, the Twitter Support account tweeted only Twitter Blue subscribers would be able to use text-message authentication from 20 March.

Some text-message 2FA users also received an in-app alert telling them to remove the method before the deadline to avoid losing access to their account.

“Non-Twitter Blue subscribers that are already enrolled will have 30 days to disable this method and enroll in another.

After 20 March 2023, we will no longer permit non-Twitter Blue subscribers to use text messages as a 2FA method.” said the company on its blog.

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Elon Musk, Twitter owner and chief executive tweeted its authenticator app, which would remain free, was more secure.

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