If you want to enable Two-Step Verification on your Twitter account, this article provides the best possible guide. In this article, we intend to provide a visual tutorial on how to activate two-step verification on Twitter. Stay tuned with SPY24. READ More: How to Make Twitter Account Without a Phone Number or Email?
Introduction to Twitter’s Two-Step Verification
Twitter is one of the current popular social networks with many users. Like most other social networks, Twitter supports Two-Step Verification. Previously, we taught how to activate this feature on Instagram and Telegram in our articles “Visual Tutorial on Activating Two-Step Verification on Instagram” and “Activating Two-Step Verification on Telegram.”
But how can we enable Two-Step Verification on Twitter? In this article, we will teach how to do this through the iOS Twitter app on iPhone and iPad, as well as through the browser and web version of Twitter. If you need more information about any of the sections and steps described, you can contact SPY24 experts for guidance. Stay with us.
Enabling two-factor authentication for Twitter via text message on iPhone and iPad:
- Launch the Twitter application from your home screen.
- Tap on the profile section located at the top left of the page.
- Tap on “Settings and privacy.”
To open the Settings and Privacy menu in Twitter on iOS 16: Launch Twitter, tap on your profile section located at the top left of the page, and then select “Settings and Privacy.”
- Tap on “Security and account access.”
- Tap on “Security.”
- Select “Two-factor authentication.”
To access the two-factor authentication menu in Twitter on iOS 16: Tap on “Security and account access.” Then select “Two-factor authentication”: First, click on “Security,” then click on “Two-factor authentication.”
- Tap on the Text Message On/Off Switch.
- Select “Get Started.”
- Enter your Twitter account password.
Enabling two-factor authentication for Twitter via text message on iPhone and iPad: Tap on the Text Message On/Off Switch. Then tap on “Start” and enter your Twitter account password.
10- Tap on the Verify option.
11- Tap on the Send Code option.
12- Enter the verification code that you received via text message in the designated area.
To activate two-factor authentication on Twitter with a text message on iOS 16: Tap on the Verify option, then tap on the Send Code option and enter the verification code that has been sent to you.
13- Tap on the Next option.
14- Tap on the Got it option.
To activate two-factor authentication on Twitter with a text message on iOS 16: First, tap on the Next option and then tap on the Got it option.
Remember to store your backup code in a secure place so that you don’t face any problems when you need to use it. Now whenever you log into Twitter, you will need to enter the verification code that has been sent to you via text message in the designated area. It is worth mentioning that you can connect your Google Voice number to your Twitter account to receive text messages.
How to enable two-factor authentication on Twitter using Google Authenticator?
To activate two-factor authentication on Twitter using Google Authenticator, you can enable the two-factor code on both your phone and computer. In the following, I will explain how to do this on both platforms. However, before setting up two-factor authentication on Twitter, whether on your phone or computer, you must first install the Google Authenticator app on your phone. This app provides the necessary codes for accessing your account.
1- Download the Authenticator app: Before starting, download the Authenticator App by 2Stable.
2- Go to Twitter’s two-step verification settings: Log in to your Twitter account, and from the dropdown menu, click on Profile -> Settings and Privacy.
3- Follow the steps below to activate the Authentication app:
Security and account access -> Security -> Two-factor authentication
4- Set up 2FA: Tap on the Get Started option, then choose the Link on another device option.
5- Add a Twitter account: Take a screenshot of the QR code. Then tap the Share button in the top right corner. After that, select Authenticator to automatically enter Twitter 2FA.
Note: Do not scan the demo QR code image shown at the bottom of the page.
6- Save account: After successfully entering the QR code screenshot, the Authenticator app will automatically display the Twitter logo and auto-fill the username and security key. Click Save to confirm its accuracy.
7- Verify the code: Return to the Twitter app and enter the numeric password in the appropriate section. When finished, tap the Confirm option.
8- Save your backup code: Your Twitter account is now protected with an additional layer of security. You can copy the backup code in Authenticator or save its picture in the gallery. It doesn’t matter where you save it, but it’s essential to store the backup code in a secure place. Finally, press the Done button.
By following the steps above, you have activated two-step verification for your Twitter account.
Enabling two-factor authentication on Twitter through the browser and website
To enable two-factor authentication on Twitter, you must first go to the settings section of the messaging app. Then select “More” and choose “Settings and privacy” from the “Settings and Support” section.
To activate two-factor authentication on Twitter, select “Security and account access” in a new window and access the Twitter security tools by selecting “Security” from the dropdown menu.
After that, to enable two-factor authentication on Twitter using Google Authenticator, you will see the “Two-factor authentication” option, which takes you to a new window when selected.
In this section, there are different methods to enable two-factor authentication on Twitter. As you may know, it is possible to activate two-factor authentication using a text message (SMS).
Therefore, it is recommended to go for the second method, which is Authentication App. However, you need to install an Authenticator app on your smartphone to use this method. Our recommendation is to use the Google Authenticator app, which has high security.
After selecting the Authentication App, you will be directed to a new page to continue the process of enabling Twitter 2FA. Then you need to select the Get Started option to go to the next section of the process of activating Twitter 2FA using Google Authenticator.
In the following steps of activating Twitter’s two-factor authentication, a QR code will be displayed for you, which you must scan using your phone’s camera through the Google Authenticator app.
In this section of the tutorial for enabling two-factor authentication on Twitter, it should be noted that if it is not possible to use the phone’s camera, you can select the “Can’t Scan the QR Code” option and use the codes provided by Twitter instead of the QR code to activate two-factor authentication on Twitter.
Next, we will explain how to activate Twitter 2FA using Google Authenticator. After installing and running the Google Authenticator app, as shown in the image below, hit the “+” sign and choose either “Scan a QR code” (to scan with your phone’s camera) or “Enter a setup key” (to manually enter the activation code) to activate two-factor authentication on Twitter with Google Authenticator.
After that, the Google Authenticator app will provide you with a code that you need to enter into the application to activate Twitter’s two-factor authentication, and then click on the “Confirm” button.
If you have completed all the steps correctly, you will be faced with the window below, which means that the job is done, and you have successfully activated two-factor authentication on Twitter and completed the process of increasing Twitter’s security.
However, it should be noted that when your phone is reset, the information in the Google Authenticator app is also deleted, and you will no longer be able to easily access your account using the tutorial for enabling two-factor authentication on Twitter with Google Authenticator. Therefore, it is necessary to back up your Google Authenticator app information. For this reason, after activating Twitter 2FA using Google Authenticator, we will explain how to back up this application.
How to Back Up Google Authenticator App
Backing up the Google Authenticator app is slightly different and requires transferring the information from the app to another phone. To back up, open the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device.
Open the menu in the top right corner of the screen and select the Transfer Accounts option. On the new page, select the Export Accounts option. Then, the accounts that you have added to the Google Authenticator app will be displayed on the new page.
In the next step of enabling two-factor authentication on Twitter, you can select a portion or all of your accounts and finally, click on the Export button at the bottom of the page. This will display a QR code for you.
Now, run the Google Authenticator app on the second device and select the Scan a QR Code option. Simply scan the QR code from the first smartphone. This way, the codes will be transferred to your second phone instantly.
As soon as you do this, a message will appear on your first mobile, asking you whether you want to delete the transferred accounts from the app or not. Click on Keep All Exported Accounts and finally, select the Done option at the bottom of the page.
Activating Two-Factor Authentication via Security Key on PC!
Before starting, note that:
To use this method, when setting up two-factor authentication, you must enter a physical security key into your PC.
Before continuing with the physical key, you must enable two-factor authentication using text messages or an authentication app.
- After performing the same initial steps according to the above process, click on the Security Key option. After reading the instructions, click Start.
- Connect the physical security key to your Mac or PC via the appropriate USB port. Then, touch it and follow its instructions step by step.
Creating Temporary Passwords for Twitter on iPhone and iPad
1- Tap on the Hamburger icon within the Twitter app (the three-line icon in the top-left corner) and select Settings and Privacy.
2- Tap on Account → Security → Two-factor authentication.
3- In the Additional Methods section, tap on the Temporary password option. At this point, you will see a 12-digit password on your screen, which is valid for one hour.
You can use the same method to log in to Twitter on different apps and devices.
Activating two-factor authentication on Twitter can greatly contribute to the security and protection of your account. This article explains how to activate two-factor authentication over the course of 5 days. You can activate two-factor authentication on Twitter by using a verification code sent to your phone number, a Google Authenticator app, or a temporary password. For greater security of your personal user accounts, you can activate two-factor authentication on Instagram, Two-factor authentication for Apple ID, Two-factor authentication for Gmail, and Two-factor authentication for Telegram.
How can I receive a Twitter verification code?
You can activate two-factor authentication on Twitter by using an Authenticator app such as Google Authenticator or by receiving a text message, although the SMS method has some limitations.
Does Twitter work with Google Authenticator?
Yes, it is possible to activate two-factor authentication on Twitter with Google Authenticator. To do this, you need to follow the instructions provided in this article on how to use two-factor authentication (2FA) on Twitter.
How can I manually use Google Authenticator?
To manually activate two-factor authentication on Twitter with Google Authenticator, click on the plus sign and select “Enter a setup key.” On the new page, enter a desired account name in the Account Name section and enter the code you received from Twitter in the Your Key section. Finally, click on the Add button.