Pinterest is the latest social platform to go down the two-factor authentication road, offering its users the ability to secure their accounts.
Announced just this week, Pinterest will join the other big social platforms in offering its users the ability to secure their accounts with two-factor authentication. Users who want to use the new feature – that will be made available “over the next few weeks” – will have to go into the security section of their Pinterest settings and enable it. Users can choose between receiving verification codes via text message, or via push notifications from Twilio’s Authy application.
Two-factor authentication on Pinterest will protect your entire Pinterest account – whether you turn it on via the web or your mobile device. So, of you turn it on on your mobile app, your web account will also be protected. Additionally, users can see all active sessions of their account, and shut down any that they don’t know about. Each time there is a login from a new device or location, users will also be able to receive a notification.
Pinterest hasn’t really been in the spotlight lately – at least not because of its security settings, or lack thereof. It has however been launching cool new visual search features, something that many users have been enjoying a lot in the past few months.