Twitter: How to Keep Your Account Safe

Vignesh Karunanidhi
Twitter: How to Keep Your Account Safe
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Twitter became the center of attention by the end of 2022 as Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, acquired the popular social media platform for a whopping $44 billion on October 27, 2022. As news of the acquisition spread like wildfire, many anticipated significant changes to follow under Musk’s leadership.

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Among the numerous changes, the biggest one of them all was the introduction of Twitter Blue. However, it is a paid subscription that starts at $8 per month and provides users with a verified profile along with numerous other features. Twitter Blue features include the ability to edit tweets, bookmark folders, customize app icons, add NFT profile pictures, create custom navigation, use themes, send longer tweets, and much more.

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Musk’s Twitter also announced that users will have to pay for text-based account verification on Feb. 17. Users were able to log in by entering their username and password, which was followed by a text message containing a unique code for continuing with the login process.

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Even though this process is free on almost all social media channels, Twitter’s Blue subscription added it as an exclusive feature. Perhaps, this eliminated the added security that the users enjoyed. However, it ended up being a hassle for users who don’t want to pay additional dollars for the subscription. So how can you safeguard your profile? Let us help you with it.

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Extra safety for non-Twitter Blue users

If you don’t need a Twitter Blue subscription, here is how you can add an extra layer of protection to your account. Some of the trusted verification apps out there include Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, etc.

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These apps provide the same level of security as the native login feature of Twitter provides. Setting it up is simple. All you need to do is click on “Security” from the “Settings” page. Select the “Authentication app.” That’s it!

Now, every time you try to log in to your account, you will be required to enter a random code that will be inside the authenticator app. This will keep you ten steps away from a hacker who, for whatever reason, wants to take over your account.