Up until today, Twitter offered the option to enable 2-step authentication, with the old-fashioned text message, or a one-time login code. Today, this changes, as Twitter will also offer 2-step authentication with the help of third-party providers such as Google Authenticator or Authy.
Users of such services can activate 2-step authentication via 3rd party apps following a simple process. On your Settings tab, scroll down to the ‘Security’ section and click on ‘Setup a code generator app’.
A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to scan a QR or type the secret key provided, straight into the their party app. From that moment onward, your Twitter account and the third party provider will be connected, and it will be business as usual.
It’s an increasing trend for social networks to add extra layers of security and privacy on their platforms, as people become more and more aware of the data they share and generate, so this update from Twitter is more than welcome.