Twitter Blue Subscribers Can Exclusively Use 2FA Feature via SMS Soon

Twitter has allowed non-Blue subscribers to use two-factor authentication on the platform. The company has made several changes recently and only rolled out the text-based 2FA for those who will be subscribed to the online subscription monthly or yearly.

For regular service buyers, they will have until March 20 to ditch the method. This means that they will be forced to look for another type of authentication soon.

Twitter Blue Subscribers With 2FA Perk

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Twitter is adding a new security layer for exclusive subscribers of Blue service.

According to a report by Engadget, Twitter is adjusting the current “phone-based 2FA” because of some complaints about bad actors abusing the feature.

Some users think that the microblogging site is just doing this change for the sake of adding an extra fee to its subscription service.

For those who are unfamiliar with this paid stiff, the subscription charge might play between $8 and $11 monthly. For an annual cost, it could reach $84 just to get a blue check next to your Twitter name.


The 2021 transparency report of the company suggested that nearly 75% of all users have been using two-factor authentication through SMS.

With that being said, only 2.6% said that they are using authenticators. Meanwhile, 0.5% of the users reportedly have security keys.

“We encourage non-Twitter Blue subscribers to consider using an authentication app or security key method instead. These methods require you to have physical possession of the authentication method and are a great way to ensure your account is secure,” Twitter said.

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Why is 2FA Feature Recommended?

When we say we’re adding two-factor authentication to the accounts, it just means that another layer of security will be introduced soon for the Twitter Blue users.

By simply entering a code through a text message, they can now access their account. Alternatively, it also works with a security key.

DazeInfo reports that having a 2FA option is “strongly recommended” given how vulnerable social media sites are these days. The safety that you want to achieve comes with a price in the form of a monthly subscription.

To access this option, you should head to the “security and account access” section of Twitter. It’s easy to configure if you know the steps to follow.

Limiting the 2FA options to just Twitter Blue users will mean that more subscribers are expected to purchase the service. This is what Elon Musk expects to happen after he acquired the site in 2022.

Speaking of the new subscription service, the business tycoon says that the new business model could potentially avoid conflicts of interest coming from other ad-related ventures.

Last month, Tech Times reported that the Twitter Blue subscription service has already reached Japan-based residents. At that time, the paid plan was only available across the US, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.

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