Many of us may skip our meals, but never forget to keep ourselves on top of social media – be it Facebook or Twitter. As you know, Twitter is one such platform that plays an important role in facilitating conversations, sharing your thoughts and delivering news and information. Therefore, Twitter performs updates, modifications and adds new twitter features every now and then designed to make your tweeting experience more enjoyable.
If you are one of the fans who use this powerful medium via your Smartphone, then there is indeed great news for you with the recent Twitter announcement of an update for its iOS and Android apps. Twitter has added multiple new Twitter features such as photo galleries and a completely new form of two way authentication. Not only this, Twitter has made an effort to improve its list as well as search management.
But before you download the latest version from the Google Play and Apple's App store, stay ahead of this recent update.
Today's Twitter for Android and iOS allows you to enroll in login verification and also supports login requests directly from your mobile applications. There has been a growing complaint against twitter accounts being compromised by a breach of password data on the Web or through email phishing schemes. To address this problem, Twitter introduced a new security feature to effectively protect your Twitter account.
New Twitter Features for Smartphone Users
How is the Login Verification Approach Formed?
Once you login to your Twitter account, there is a security check to ensure that it is really you attempting to login. Next you will be asked to verify your email address and phone number. You have to go through these following steps to get into your account:
- Login to your account setting page.
- Choose “require a verification code when I sign in.”
- Click on the link to “add a phone” and then follow the instruction.
- Once you enroll in login verification, you will be prompted to enter a six-digit code that is sent to your phone via an SMS.
Don't worry; your existing application will work with this new login verification. You may wonder, “What if I login to my Twitter account on other apps and devices?” Yes, it is possible by visiting your application page to create a temporary password to log in and authorize that application.
Instead of just relying on a password, login verification keeps your account secured. However, even if it assures tight security, you must ensure that the following factors are properly checked:
- Use login verification.
- Use a strong password.
- Be careful of suspicious links.
- Make sure the operating system is up-to-date.