Elon Musk continues to try to make reforms on Twitter despite the low reception that most of his changes and proposals have received from users. One he insisted on the most was Twitter Blue, a paid subscription model. That is added to the payment that had to be made if someone wanted to receive the verification on the social network to write more characters in a tweet, see fewer ads, or have greater visibility. In the same way, musk is now updating another service, the multifactor authentication of Twitter, also known as the two-factor authentication (2FA) service.
This new advantage allows users who pay for it to enjoy the two-step authentication system through SMS. Elon Musk has not announced this new update of the Twitter multifactor authentication from his account, but rather it has been the company itself that has made it official on his blog. Twitter explained that they would only authorize accounts to sign up for the two-factor authentication (2FA) SMS process if they were Twitter Blue subscribers.
Why Free Twitter Multifactor Authentication Becomes Paid?
In addition, the San Francisco-based company explains why it decided to make this change before it was a free security option. Unfortunately, they’ve seen phone number-based 2FA used and abused by bad ‘actors.’ And now, this multifactor authentication service, available to all users, can only be used by those who pay for Twitter Blue.
After March 20, 2023, they will no longer allow non-Twitter Blue subscribers to use text messages as a 2FA method. Without paying to authenticate, other options exist, such as downloading a specific application for it or using a security key. And those who still have the SMS option and have not paid, Twitter will give them 30 days to remove this security method.