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How to Enable Two Factor Authentication Security on Twitter

Twitter can be a powerful mouthpiece for yourself, your brand, or your business — and an even more powerful weapon if your login credentials fall into the wrong hands. You can protect your account by enabling Twitter two factor authentication options.

After you enable two factor authentication (2FA) for Twitter you will need both your password and your phone to log in to your account. When you log in to, you will receive a text message with a login code (SMS users with a supported carrier), or a push notification (iOS and Android users).


Steps to Turn on Twitter two factor authentication:

To prevent your Twitter account from being compromised by enterprising hoodlums or hackers, Two factor authentication is the best options available to you.

When you log in to your Twitter account via app or Web browser, you can get the service to send you a code to your phone number that you must first input before gaining access to your account.

Step 1: Open your Twitter account and click on your profile image at the top left of your browser and Select “Settings and Privacy“.

Settings and Privacy

After that you will be automatically redirected to Twitter settings page. Here you will see many options like Account, Privacy and Safety, Passwords, Mobile etc.

Now click on “Account” which you can find at the top left sidebar and then choose “Set up login verification” from security box to set up two factor authentication security.

Set up login verification

When you click on Set up login verification, It will popup a new window having a message How login verification works. Just Click on “Start” to setup login verification.

Step 2: When you click on Start, It will popup another window having message to confirm your cell number if you have added your phone number already and If not then you need to add your phone number here or you can go to Settings and Privacy >> Mobile >> Add your phone number.

Now click on “Send Code” to get OPT verification code on your number so that you can verify your phone number.

confirm your phone number

When you click on Send code, Twitter will send you 6 Digit OTP code. Now you need to enter this OTP code in the next step.

Enter your 6-Digit OPT code to new popup window and click on “Submit” to continue.

Enter verification code

When click on Submit, It will show a congratulation message. You can also back up your code here by clicking on “Get backup code“. If you ever lose access to your device, These code will help you to access your Twitter code without your phone access.

Now, when you log in to your account on, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, or, a six-digit login code will be sent via text message to your phone. Enter the code when prompted to access your account.

Note: If you are currently logged in to Twitter on the web or on your mobile device (including any applications), you will not be logged out of any existing sessions once login verification is enabled. If you do choose to log out of your mobile device or other applications, you will need to log back in using a temporary password instead of your usual username and password combination.

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