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Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verification

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

THE Twitter one of the most powerful social networks today. The service can be an incredible spokesperson for you, your brand or your company. However, it can become a dangerous weapon if your login credentials are in the wrong hands. Fortunately, there is a feature that will ensure your safety: 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 the browser.

Enabling two-step authentication for Twitter on Android smartphones

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

  1. Launch the application Twitter
  2. Touch the three lines at the top left of the screen
  3. Touch Settings and privacy
Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationAfter selecting your profile, go to “Settings and privacy”

4. Touch Account:

Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationComes "Account"

5. Touch "Security"

Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationAfter V "Security"

6. Touch the option "2-factor authentication"

Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationFinally, on the Twitter app go to "2-factor authentication"

click in Security key

7. Follow the instructions on the screen

Now, whenever you try to access the Twitter application via your Android smartphone, you will need to enter the extra code that you configured to login.

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. Touch the profile balloon at the top left of the screen
  3. Touch “Settings and privacy”
Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationAfter selecting your profile, go to “Settings and privacy”

4. Touch "Account"

Twitter account selection screen on iPhoneSelect the “Account” option

5. Touch "Security"

Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationAfter V "Security"

6. Touch the button next to “Two-step authentication”

Security: Learn how to use Twitter 2-step verificationFinally, on the Twitter app go to “Two-step authentication”

7.Touch "Confirm", and follow the instructions on the screen

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

Now, whenever you try to access the Twitter application you will be asked to enter a six digit code each time you leave and re-enter the social network.

Enabling two-step authentication for Twitter on your computer

When logging into your Twitter account via an application or web browser, you can request the service for a code for your phone number that you must first enter before gaining access to your account. easy to set it up:

  1. Visit Twitter on your computer and login.
  2. In the left side menu, click on “More“.
Twitter account home screen Click on your Twitter profile balloon

3. Click on "Security and privacy"

Twitter security and privacy screen Select the option "Security and privacy"

4. Click on "Account" on the left menu and then "Security"

Twitter security screenAfter selecting "Account", click the option "Security"

5. Click the option “Two-step authentication”

Two-step authentication screenSelect the option “Two-step authentication”

6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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

7. If you choose the option by text message, 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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