Twitter To Charge Users To Verify Account By Text Message

Twitter on Friday evening said that it will soon implement a policy in which users will have to subscribe to the company’s new “Blue” service to verify their accounts via text message.

  • Twitter has allowed users to securely verify their accounts by receiving a text message with a verification code. This form of security, known as “two-factor authentication” or 2FA, is regarded as reliably safe for protecting sensitive data from hackers.
  • Yet in a tweet on Friday night, Twitter Support said that “effective March 20, 2023, only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to use text messages as their two-factor authentication method.”
  • Non-Blue subscribers shoulder “consider using an authentication app or security key method instead” after the policy goes into effect, the company wrote.
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