4 hours in the past, Platformer’s Zoe Schiffer tweeted a scoop: Twitter would start charging for SMS two-factor authentication.
Now, it’s official: It’s a must to pay for the privilege of utilizing Twitter’s worst type of authentication. In actual fact, for those who don’t begin paying for Twitter Blue ($8 a month on Android; $11 a month on iOS) or change your account to make use of a much more dependable authenticator app or bodily safety key, Twitter will merely flip off your 2FA after March twentieth.
I do know which one I’d select.
That’s how Twitter is attempting to justify this transformation, too, however I wouldn’t be stunned if there’s an easier cause: it prices cash to ship SMS messages, and Twitter doesn’t have some huge cash proper now. The corporate had been phasing out SMS even earlier than Elon Musk took over.