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Twitter says SMS-based 2-factor authentication only for Blue subscribers

Twitter allows for three options under 2FA: text message, authentication app and security key

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In the latest changes to its features, social media platform Twitter is asking users to remove two-factor authentication (2FA) if they are not subscribers of Twitter Blue feature. The company is asking users to remove this feature by March 19, 2023.

"You must remove text message two-factor authentication. Only Twitter Blue subscribers can use the text message two-factor authentication method," reads the prompt as one logs into the account.

Two-factor authentication is an important layer of security for users to make sure that their accounts are safe.

Twitter in a blog post justified its action and said in a bog:

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First Published: Feb 19 2023 | 6:57 PM IST

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