From March 20, solely Blue subscribers can use SMS-based two-factor authentication: Twitter

In an replace to Twitter’s two-factor authentication (2FA) service, the Elon Musk-owned microblogging web site has introduced that after March 20, solely Twitter Blue subscribers will be capable to use the textual content message/SMS-based technique of the 2FA facility.

Making the announcement on its official weblog on Feb 15, Twitter attributed the transfer to ‘the misuse by bad actors’ of the telephone number-based 2FA, one of many three strategies of the authentication service, the opposite two being authentication app and safety key.

What occurs after March 20?

To proceed utilizing the textual content message/SMS facility, non-Blue subscribers have 30 days from the day of announcement to disable the tactic and enroll for both of the opposite two. After March 20, Twitter won’t permit non-Blue customers to make use of this technique, and accounts nonetheless enrolled for the text-based 2FA will probably be disabled.

Also, disabling the textual content facility won’t robotically disassociate a consumer’s telephone quantity from her/her Twitter account. Additionally, the provision of the SMS facility for Blue customers could fluctuate by nation and provider, stated the Musk-owned social community.

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