Hundreds of millions of Twitter users now have an improved way to better safeguard their accounts from being compromised.
Twitter has provided app-based two-factor authentication (2FA) for a few years, but still required users to add their mobile phone number as a fallback.
Now, in a tweet, the company has announced that you can sign-up for 2FA without providing your phone number.
Twitter’s 2FA feature adds an extra layer of security which means even if a bad guy manages to steal your password they shouldn’t be able to access your account. That’s because having a username and password isn’t enough to break into a Twitter account if two-factor authentication is enabled. Instead, if someone attempts to access your account from an unrecognized device, they will be prompted to enter a code generated by an authentication app that is (hopefully) in your possession.