Twitter for Android and iOS apps are updated with login verification update that makes it easy to use two-step authentication on twitter. Twitter originally introduced login verification first in May this year and that relied on sending SMS messages, twitter today updated the feature and with the latest update you don’t need SMS messages for the login verification to work.
The feature is now available on both Android and iOS platforms. If you manage multiple twitter accounts with a single phone number this feature is quite useful you can manage two-step verification for all accounts using one mobile phone with Twitter application on Android or iOS. The previous SMS based method works with only some carriers in countries, so it is not available to everyone, but this new feature works independently of carrier and you only need a data connection.
How to use: Open Twitter Mobile app and go to “Me” tab, click Settings. Select Security. (On Android if click on your account name and select Security). Enable login verification, a new code will be generated. Write down this code and store it in a safe place. You need this code in the case you lose your phone so that you can login to web.
The advantage of this method according to twitter
- No phone number required: By using push messaging and in-application approvals, you no longer need to provide your phone number to use login verification. If you manage multiple Twitter accounts, but only have one phone number, you can now opt all of them into login verification.
- Broader international support: Now, all you need is an Internet connection and one of our supported apps to enroll in login verification. Login verification via SMS has been available through supported mobile carriers across the world, but that didn’t cover everybody.
- “My phone fell in the ocean!”: Backup codes generated in the application can be written down, stored in a safe place, and used to access your account on twitter.com even if you lose your phone.
- More context: When a login request is made, you will see browser details and approximate location in the app. If you receive an approval request from halfway across the world, you may be getting phished. Review this page for more information on keeping your account secure.
Other features that are included in this update: Search improvements, a new photo gallery in search. Before your could see thumbnails and click on to see full view, now there is a view more photos links that will lead you to photo gallery of the photos related to that search.
On iOS this photo gallery will appear on user profiles so visitors can view all of someone’s photos in one place. List management also received some treatment, you can now manage lists within the app, create, edit and organize your lists and subscriptions for the app itself.