Twitter has announced a new way to keep your account safe and help you stop attempts to hack it: push notifications.
As part of its efforts to keep its users and their accounts safe on its platform, Twitter announced a new set of alerts that they can follow when there is a login from a new unknown device. In addition to sending an email if it detects a suspicious login from a new device for the first time, Twitter will now also send users a push notification within its app as well.
The new feature will, of course, only be useful if an account hasn’t already been compromised, and they are only sent following new logins through the iOS and Android apps, twitter.com, and the mobile web.
Twitter also notes that if you log in from incognito browsers – or browsers with cookies disabled – you will actually receive an alert each time.
We're making it easier for you to keep your account secure and spot potential attempts to compromise it. Starting today, we’ll send push notifications in addition to emails for any suspicious logins to your account.
For more information:https://t.co/5oD2QvK2dS
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) November 19, 2019
Although you won’t receive these via push notification, Twitter will always email you when an email address associated with your account is changed. This will help you regain control of a compromised account if it ever happens.
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