By Javed Baloch - viageeks.com 18- Feb- 23 Images courtesy of Unsplash
Twitter will limit access to text-based two-factor authentication to Twitter Blue subscribers only from March 20, 2023.
Non-subscribers can still use other authentication methods, such as an authentication app or a physical security key.
According to Twitter, they are making this change because text-based 2FA has been "abused" by "bad actors" and is easier to hack.
But, users believe it is to generate more revenue by making more users subscribe to monthly fee.
Twitter Blue includes a blue verified check-mark and new safeguards designed to prevent impersonators,
and costs $8 per month if purchased via the web and $11 per month on iOS or Android.
Twitter is in desperate need of revenue after Elon Musk assumed $12.5 billion in debt to swing the $44 billion takeover of the social network.
Twitter has already started displaying notifications to its non-Blue users to change to another form of two-factor authentication until 20th March.