How To Set up 2-factor authentication for Twitter

Want to make your Twitter account safer than it already is? Add 2-factor authentication to your account.

2-factor authentication is a simple feature that requires both your password and a second authentication code to access your account. Although it is not yet available everywhere on the web, you can use it on your Twitter account. Here's how you set up 2-factor authentication for Twitter.

1. If you don't have a Twitter account yet, sign up to start an account. During the registration process, you will also be asked to supply your phone number. After that, a verification code will be sent to your phone. Once you entered the code, only then can you proceed with the registration process.


2. After you confirmed your Twitter registration, log in to your Twitter account to set up the 2-factor authentication process.

3. On your account, click your Profile icon found at the top right corner of your Twitter page. A drop down menu will appear, click "Settings."


4. On the "Settings" page, you can see the different menu. Click "Security and Privacy."


5. On the "Security and Privacy" screen, you will see three different options - no verification, text message verification, and a Twitter app-based verification. The default is always the "no verification" option. Tick the second button which says "Send Log in Verification requests to (your phone number)."


6. Once you ticked that, a message will appear to verify if your phone can receive messages. Click "Okay."


7. The next pop-up box will verify whether you received the message sent by Twitter or not.


8. If you clicked "Yes," another pop-up box will appear asking for your password. Enter your password on the space, click "Save Changes," and you're done.


9. Every time you log on to your Twitter account using a different computer, you will be asked to enter your password and the verification code sent to your phone.