Twitter to remove two-factor text authentication from accounts that don’t subscribe to Twitter Blue
Twitter is notifying users who have two-factor text authentication enabled on their account that only Twitter Blue subscribers can use the text message two-factor authentication method beginning March 19.
The change requires existing accounts that have two-factor authentication turned on to deactivate the security feature “to avoid loosing access to Twitter,” noting that users who don’t pay to the platform’s monthly subscription will only be able to use the authentication app and security key methods, which are typically less common than text message authentication.
The move is part of Twitter’s aggressive push to gain subscribers to its pay-monthly subscription, which also offers users access to the ability to post higher-resolution 1080p videos, post longer tweets, see fewer ads, and more, as well as access the platform’s blue checkmark.
Earlier this month it was rumored that Twitter appears to be planning on restricting access to TweetDeck, the popular Twitter-owned tool used by businesses and content creators to schedule tweets, view notifications, access direct messages and more, to make the service available only to Twitter Blue subscribers.