Major security features will no longer be accessible to non-Twitter Blue users. Twitter has now said that it will restrict SMS (text message) usage in order to add an additional degree of protection. Only subscribers to the subscription plan, which costs Rs 900 a month for users in India, would have access to the function. Beyond merely a password, two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security. Users must enter a second piece of information, such as a code delivered to their phone, in order to get into their accounts when using two-factor authentication.
Beginning March 23, 2023, non-Twitter Blue subscribers will no longer be able to use SMS texts as a 2FA method, according to a blog post from Twitter. Existing non-Twitter Blue subscribers will have 30 days to cancel this method and sign up for another. We will no longer allow non-Twitter Blue subscribers to use SMS messages as a 2FA method after March 20, 2023. Accounts that still have text message 2FA enabled will have it turned off at that point. According to the firm, turning off text message 2FA does not automatically separate your phone number from your Twitter account.
As a result, if you are not a Twitter Blue member and you are currently protecting your account using SMS, you will no longer be able to do so. Twitter advised users to use a new method, such as a security key or authentication app, or they may sign up for Twitter Blue to continue using SMS for two-factor authentication.
Due to their decision to charge developers for access to their API, which is how third-party apps (like TweetDeck) can connect with Twitter, Twitter is acting in this manner. Twitter intends to increase developer revenue by introducing a paywall to the API, and one way to achieve so is by including extra features like SMS two-factor verification in their subscription service Twitter Blue.
In addition to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Indonesia, and Brazil, Twitter Blue is also accessible in these other countries: India. Users in India can purchase membership on both iOS and Android. The web version of Twitter also enables users to subscribe to Twitter Blue, but it currently doesn’t appear to be available in India. Users in India pay a monthly cost of Rs 900 to become members.
The cost of a Blue membership on the web, according to some estimates, is Rs 650 per month. Users must pay Rs 6,800 a year, or Rs 566.67 per month, if they choose the annual plan, to become a member of Twitter Blue.
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