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Security: Learn How to Use Twitter's Two-Step Verification

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In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your Twitter more secure

O Twitter is one of the most powerful social networks today. The service can be an incredible spokesperson for you, your brand, or your business. However, it can become a dangerous weapon if your login credentials fall into the wrong hands. Fortunately, there is a feature that will guarantee your security: the two-step authentication (2FA, 2 Factor Authentication, in English). In this article, you will learn how to configure this function in the application and on your computer, via browser.

Enabling Two-Step Authentication for Twitter on Android Smartphones

In general, the way to enable two-step authentication functionality for the Twitter follows the same steps for the app version for Android e iOS, but we will detail the two procedures separately so that the understanding is clearer.

  1. Start the app from Twitter
  2. Tap the three lines at the top left of the screen
  3. Touch Settings and privacy
Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
After selecting your profile, go to “Settings and privacy”

4. Touch Account:

Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
Go in "Account"

5. Touch "Safety"

Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
then go "Safety"

6. Tap on the option “Two Factor Authentication”

Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
Finally, in the Twitter app go to “2-factor authentication”

Please click "Security key"

7. Follow the instructions on the screen

Now, whenever you try to access the Twitter app via your Android smartphone, you will need to enter the extra code you set up to log in.

Enabling Two-Step Authentication for Twitter on iPhone and iPad

so much for the iPhone as for the iPad, the process of enabling two-step authentication for Twitter has almost the same steps seen in the same procedure for Android devices.

  1. Launch the Twitter app from the home screen
  2. Tap the profile balloon at the top left of the screen
  3. Touch “Settings and privacy”
Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
After selecting your profile, go to “Settings and privacy”

4. Touch "Account"

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Select the “Account” option

5. Touch "Safety"

Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
then go "Safety"

6. Tap the button next to “Two-Step Authentication”

Security: Learn how to use twitter two-step verification. In this article we will teach you how to configure two-step authentication to make your twitter more secure
Finally, in the Twitter app go to “Two-Step Authentication”

7.Tap "Confirm", and follow the on-screen instructions

8. Enter the six-digit code you created, then tap "Submit"

Now, whenever you try to access the Twitter app you will be asked to enter a six-digit code each time you log out and log back in.

Enabling Two-Step Authentication for Twitter on Your Computer

When logging into your Twitter account via the app or web browser, you can ask the service for a code for your phone number which you must first enter before gaining access to your account. It's easy to configure it:

  1. Visit Twitter on your computer and log in.
  2. On the left side menu, click on “More".
twitter account home screen
Click on your Twitter profile bubble

3. click in “Security and Privacy”

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Select option “Security and Privacy”

4. click in "Account" in the menu on the left and then on "Safety"

twitter security screen
After selecting "Account", click the "Safety"

5. Click on the option “Two-Step Authentication”

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Select option “Two-Step Authentication”

6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Two-step authentication options screen
On this last screen, you must follow the instructions according to the option you prefer

7. If you choose the text message option, click “Send code” after entering your phone number.

8. Enter the six-digit code you receive on your phone and click "Submit".


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